This diploma will equip you to communicate in different languages; develop your cultural understanding; and explore the structure and use of language in different contexts. Starting with a broad grounding in the study of language, you'll study two modern languages - from French, German and Spanish - or combine one of them with English. It also offers the additional options of beginners' Chinese (Mandarin), and both beginners' and intermediate Italian.1 By the end of your studies, you'll be able to engage successfully in a variety of linguistic environments - opening doors to other cultures and communities, and to exciting career opportunities.
1 Italian and Chinese options are available for only a limited time - check the module descriptions for planned future availability.
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.