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Education & Development 

English: skills for learning

English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.

Free course
24 hrs
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Languages 

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.

Free course
48 hrs
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Shakespeare Speaks

Explore the English language through the phrases, plays and personality of William Shakespeare.

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History & The Arts 

From old English to modern English

Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings - how did they impact the English language? Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to the modern global language we use today.

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Form and uses of language

In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and his prose. Through this we will see how Sassoon conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this we discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic language.

Free course
4 hrs
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Languages 

Language and creativity

This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture and society, and to the different approaches to its study.

Free course
8 hrs
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Languages 

Introducing language and creativity

Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

Video
5 mins
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Languages 

English Loanwords – Interactive World Map

Explore the fascinating origins of some words in the English language with this interactive world map. Simply select the book items to uncover the word and its history. 

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Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake up and smell the covfefe.

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Why is Donald Trump a challenge for translators?

It can sometimes be hard to follow the flow of Donald Trump's unique approach to the English language. Have sympathy, pleads Severine Hubscher-Davidson, for those trying to translate him.

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History & The Arts 

How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars

Language is political, as Brexit and Trump demonstrate

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Languages 

What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?

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