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Grammar matters

Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach used to understand how meanings relate systematically to different aspects of grammar and shows how this deeper understanding can be applied to make everyday communication more effective.

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8 hrs
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Everyday English 1

This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study and everyday life.

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48 hrs
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Everyday English 2

This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life.

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48 hrs
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Describing language

This free course introduces you to the basics of describing language. Using examples from English, you’ll learn how words are built, how they fit together to make sentences, and what labels like noun, verb and adjective mean. You’ll see how language patterns in regular ways and how the meaning of a sentence is more than the sum of its parts. ...

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24 hrs
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The Goldlist method: Learning vocabulary by writing it down

Are you struggling with a foreign language? Tired of flashcards and memorising glossaries? If so, the Goldlist method may help, all you need is a notebook and a pen!

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About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

Welcome to the OpenLearn Hub of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, a collection of free taster courses in a range of languages and communication-related subjects.

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5 mins