Open up your world with a language short course
Our language and culture short courses are designed to fit around your life. They’re entirely online and, over 16 weeks, you’ll learn to hold conversations on everyday topics in your chosen language. You’ll also develop a better understanding of the countries where these languages are spoken. All in only a few hours’ study each week.
When you have successfully completed one of our short courses, you'll receive a digital badge. This can be shared on social media, added to email signatures or act as a certificate.
Each course also follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This way you can confidently choose the right course for your level of knowledge; from absolute beginner (A1) all the way to being practically fluent (C2). Discover your starting point on the CEFR Global Scale and get started today!
Already an OU student? Contact us to register on a languages and cultures short course.