The following set of links give an introduction to our offer in this curriculum area, and are not exhaustive. They are organised into two sections: courses, modules and qualifications, and free materials on OpenLearn. 

Courses, modules and qualifications

There are a range of different language modules, courses and qualifications that you can take with the OU. Information can be found on the School of Language and Applied Linguistics webpage. 

In addition, our award winning and General Teaching Council for Scotland recognised programme TEachers Learning to Teach languages (TELT), aims to increase and improve language provision in primary schools. Teachers simultaneously learn a new language and the skills to teach that language in the classroom.

Free OpenLearn materials

Subject knowledge

While the following courses are all aimed at beginners, there are also intermediate and advanced OpenLearn materials across a range of languages. 

Subject pedagogy