Open up your world with a short course
Our short courses in languages, cultures and communication are designed to fit around your life. They’re entirely online and flexible; you can study for as many hours as you like each day, week or month.
When you successfully complete one of our short courses, you'll receive a digital badge. This can be shared on social media, added to email signatures or act as a certificate.
A short course gives you the perfect opportunity to learn the language you've always wanted to speak, develop a better understanding of the countries where these languages are spoken, or enhance your communication skills which learning at your own pace.
Our languages short courses also follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This way you can confidently choose the right course for your level of knowledge; from absolute beginner (A1) all the way to being practically fluent (C2) - discover your starting point on the CEFR Global Scale to get started.
Already an OU student? Contact us to register today.