Three books and a dedicated website with additional online activities. As a registered language student you will have access to online forums on the module website where you can communicate with fellow students and tutors.
You will need
You will need access to a computer, a headset with a microphone to record yourself in audio activities and speaking assignments, as well as for use with the real time audio-visual conferencing tool and to take part in the online tutorials and final assessment. Alternatively you can study via a tablet or a mobile device with recording tools.
We also recommend that you purchase a good bilingual dictionary. We will provide you with details of the latest editions of those that we consider will be most suitable, prior to you starting this module.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
If you have a disability
Written transcripts of any audio components and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of printed materials are available. Some Adobe PDF components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader (foreign language materials may be particularly difficult to read in this way). When you are requested to explore online materials and websites, some of these might not be fully accessible, however, alternative versions of activities will be provided wherever possible.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.