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Accessibility Statement for Language, literature and childhood (L301)

Mode of study

Much of this module’s study material is online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips of 2-20 minutes (all with transcripts); diagrams; and interactive media. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide printed materials for some module content.

Tuition strategy

This module includes online tutorials. Where possible, recordings of online tutorials will be made available to students. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning and are highly recommended.

Working with others

You’ll have the option of working with other students via forum discussions and also through peer review which involves reading and commenting on other students’ work. Contributing to the forum forms part of the assessment mark for early TMAs. You’ll have the option of working with others through use of the Workshop Tool.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, journal articles online and we assess this. We can provide alternatives for required research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module. Other online research is not core and is part of the Independent Study component to each week’s work.


This module has 4 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system (one TMA is formative); and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.


You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist text analysis software called Antconc that standard accessibility tools may not cover. Use of this tool is an optional part of the module.

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