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Promoting the take-up of languages and student mobility

Cultural Studies and Modern Languages - Free Online Course

Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 00:00 to Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
South West

Cost: FREE

Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans and monuments.

Are you interested in other countries? Do you want to study and understand other cultures? This free online course will take you on a journey through a number of periods from the medieval to the modern day, from Russia to Europe and all the way to Latin America. 

This course extends over the period of 4 weeks and comprises 12 5-minute talks by members of academic staff on books, slogans, monuments and images from various cultures.

The course was designed by the University of Bristol, the lead institution on thematic area 'Languages for Culture, History and Society' in the South West Consortium.

It is aimed largely at Sixth Form students but some Year 11 students might also find it interesting.

The Cultural Studies and Modern Languages MOOC was awarded the University of Bristol Award for Education in the Faculty of Arts. Read about it in our News section.

This MOOC has been very successful and will run for the forth time. It already attracted about 37,000 learners world wide during its three previous runs in 2015-16. It is a free online introduction to the study of Modern Languages and Cultures, aimed at a sixth-form audience and beyond, and requiring no language other than English to follow it.

Students are introduced to a range of foreign cultures via key slogans, texts, monuments, and images over a four week period. The course is ideal for anyone thinking of taking courses in Modern Languages, European  / World history or cultural studies at university.

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