How to learn a language
How to learn a language

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

How to learn a language

10 Summary of Week 5

This week you have looked at how to develop your listening skills as a beginner and then when you reach a more advanced level.

You should now be able to:

  • understand what is involved in listening
  • find out about the difference between intensive and extensive listening
  • understand the different types of authentic and graded audio, and look for audio resources for yourself.

I mentioned earlier that one of the key things you must do when you start learning a new language is to grow your vocabulary. Next week Tita will cover this aspect of language learning in detail and show you some techniques for growing your vocabulary.

You can now go to Week 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


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, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 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 prospectus371