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History of English fills all top 10 track slots on iTunes U

The History of English - in Ten Minutes
Learning about English in fun bite-size pieces has proved a hit on the web worldwide with more than 250,000 hits on YouTube since its release and filling all top 10 track slots on iTunes U.

The History of English – in 10 minutes , voiced by Clive Anderson and scripted by Jon Hunter of Mock The Week and The News Quiz, is a light-hearted look at 1,600 years of the language.

The History of English has also been picked up by The Washington Post's Ezra Klein blog and the Guardian's Internet Picks of the Week. The series is also being used as a teaching resource by the British Council.

It is the first cross-platform commission for the Open University's YouTube and iTunes U channels with LTS Media working closely with the Open Media Unit.

The one-minute long episodes look at well-known phrases and how the influence of Shakespeare, the King James Bible and the internet helped transform a small nation tongue into a major global language.

Philip Sergeant (FELS) was academic consultant and the idea was inspired by the course U214 Worlds of English.

 

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Learning about English in fun bite-size pieces has proved a hit on the web worldwide with more than 250,000 hits on YouTube since its release and filling all top 10 track slots on iTunes U. The History of English – in 10 minutes , voiced by Clive Anderson and scripted by Jon Hunter of Mock The Week and The News Quiz, is a light-hearted look at 1,600 ...

Latest course results (2009) published

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Take at look at the results for those courses which ended in October 2009. The following PDF contains the results of a selection of 10, 30 and 60-point courses that ended in October 2009. To view the course results (2009) online, please click the following link.

Course Results

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Take at look at the results for those courses which ended in October 2009. The following PDF contains the results of a selection of 10, 30 and 60-point courses that ended in October 2009. To view the course results (2009) online, please click the following link. Course Results Please note that the Platform team are unable to address any questions about the course results ...