Languages at The Open University

We are the UK's largest provider of open entry part-time language studies. Whatever your aims our courses offer an excellent combination of practice-based skills development, theory and cultural understanding.

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What can I study?

Whether you're a complete beginner or are looking for a degree or professional qualification, The Open University can provide a flexible way of achieving your goals. You'll develop proficiency in all four skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Some of our courses offer a week at a residential school in a country where the language is spoken too.

We offer courses from beginners to graduate level in French, German and Spanish; beginners' and intermediate courses in Italian; and beginners' courses in Chinese. We also offer degrees where you can combine either two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish) or one modern language and English.

Dare to dream big and you'll be amazed at what you can learn.

Kim Riches, OU graduate

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