Open University

Open University

Language, Literacy and Learning in the Contemporary World (E852)

This course is for people interested in exploring language, literacy and learning in today's world with its increasing linguistic and cultural diversity and rapid technological development; focusing on the English language, it uses key current ideas and debates, together with audiovisual examples of practice from different language learning contexts, to explore new and more effective ways of helping students to learn language, to learn through language and to learn about language; it is designed for those who are interested in the role of language in education including professionals teaching English either as a first, additional (EAL) or foreign language (EFL).

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level; applicants are expected to have some experience in teaching languages; applicants whose first language is not English will need to prove an adequate standard of written and spoken English and it is recommended that they are assess through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 12 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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