Open University

Open University

Investigating Language in Action (E854)

This course in applied linguistics is about how language works in theory and in the real-world, using examples from the English language; whether students are interested in language education, the social sciences or arts, the course enables students to pursue their own particular interests and expertise through the end-of-module small-scale research project; students develop their skills in analysing how English is used from a range of different perspectives (functional, critical and ethnographic); students become familiar with online forums which are an integral part of the course, providing opportunities to share ideas with colleagues and the tutor.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level. Spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for students to be able to succeed on the course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 12 months

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Distance Learning

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