Understanding language and learning
Understanding language and learning

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Understanding language and learning

Understanding language and learning

Introduction

Have you ever thought about the role of language in learning? This free course, Understanding language and learning, is designed to make you reflect on the relationship between language and learning. You will explore these two concepts in ways that may challenge your current understanding of them. One of the assumptions on this course is that language and learning are inextricably intertwined. It is hard to imagine learning happening without some sort of language mediating it; and it is almost as hard to imagine language being used without some sort – however small – of learning taking place.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course EE818 Language, literacy and learning [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

EE818_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus