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Exploring languages and cultures

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: L161
  • Level: 1
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I really enjoyed this module. The areas surrounding language use and relationships to culture was very interesting. I now have a greater appreciation of just how difficult the roles of translation and interpretation of language can be.
A great deal of focus was placed on the skills required for academic writing and analysis. Although frustrating at the time, the benefits from this are amazing. My tutor was excellent and explained so much with great patience.
For those interested in languages, indeed for those studying a foreign language, this module is an absolute must!

Linda Lorraine O'Reilly

Course starting: October 2021

Review posted: August 2022

The content of the module was interesting. I could see the links between language and culture and what it was trying to achieve, although in part this was because I have lived and worked in another country other than my birthplace. Many areas were very interesting and covered a broad and balanced range of academic ideas.

The support from the OU was fantastic. My tutor was very good at giving feedback and conducting tutorials and helped me learn and improve. I was used to scientific academic practice but had to adapt to languages studies. Visiting other tutorials demonstrated that face-to-face teaching was of high quality. The materials were easy to access although the online app could be improved, as I could not always access it when I needed it (it appeared to need an internet connection) and the whole of the last book did not make it on my app.

Overall an interesting and well-taught module.

Keith Brown

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: August 2019

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