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All modules in Languages

Learn French, German and Spanish at any level from beginners to advanced to suit your existing ability. Or learn more about English and how it is used globally.

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Languages modules

OU level 1

  1. Discovering the arts and humanities
  2. English for academic purposes online
  3. Exploring languages and cultures
  4. French studies 1 (intermediate)
  5. German studies 1 (intermediate)
  6. Introducing English language studies
  7. Learning to teach languages in primary schools (beginners' Chinese)
  8. Learning to teach languages in primary schools (beginners' German)
  9. Learning to teach languages in primary schools (beginners' Spanish)
  10. Learning to teach languages in primary schools (beginners’ French)
  11. Learning to teach languages in primary schools part 2
  12. Spanish studies 1 (intermediate)

OU level 2

  1. Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
  2. English in the world
  3. French studies 2: language and culture of the French-speaking world
  4. German studies 2: language and culture of the German-speaking world
  5. Reading and studying literature
  6. Spanish studies 2: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world
  7. Telling stories – the novel and beyond

OU level 3

  1. English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
  2. French studies 3: language and culture of the French-speaking world
  3. German studies 3: language and culture of the German-speaking world
  4. Language and creativity
  5. Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
  6. Spanish studies 3: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world

Access modules

  1. Arts and languages Access module
  2. Arts and languages Access module: fast track

Short courses

  1. AI matters
  2. An introduction to intercultural competence in the workplace
  3. Beginners Chinese 1: 开始吧 kāishĭ ba!
  4. Beginners Chinese 2: 开始吧 kāishĭ ba!
  5. Beginners Chinese 3: 开始吧 kāishĭ ba!
  6. Beginners French 1: eh oui!
  7. Beginners French 2: bien sûr!
  8. Beginners French 3: absolument!
  9. Beginners German 1: fang an!
  10. Beginners German 2: mit Vergnügen!
  11. Beginners German 3: richtig so!
  12. Beginners Italian 1: primi passi
  13. Beginners Italian 2: in cammino
  14. Beginners Italian 3: stai andando bene!
  15. Beginners Spanish 1: ¡Empezamos!
  16. Beginners Spanish 2: ¡En marcha!
  17. Beginners Spanish 3: ¡Adelante!
  18. Chinese business culture essentials
  19. Discovering Wales and Welsh
  20. Elementary Chinese 1: 入门了 rùmén le!
  21. Elementary Chinese 2: 入门了 rùmén le!
  22. Elementary Chinese 3: 入门了 rùmén le!
  23. Elementary French 1: allons-y!
  24. Elementary French 2: en avant!
  25. Elementary French 3: vous y êtes!
  26. Elementary German 1: sprechen und verstehen
  27. Elementary German 2: sprich weiter!
  28. Elementary Italian 1: in campo!
  29. Elementary Italian 2: avanti tutta!
  30. Elementary Italian 3: all'opera!
  31. Elementary Spanish 1: ¡en camino!
  32. Elementary Spanish 2: ¡vamos a seguir!
  33. Elementary Spanish 3: ¡muy bien!
  34. The languages of crises