Free course

Understanding language and learning

Free statement of participation on completion

Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills in one way or another. The relationship between language and learning is approached in three ways: learning a language, learning about language and learning through language. This free course, Understanding language and learning, explains and illustrates the different relationships between language and learning, and these are illustrated through videos, activities and other examples.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand key issues in the relationship between language and learning
  • understand the importance of language in learning
  • understand the different ways in which language features in learning
  • reflect critically on language and on learning.