The following set of links introduces our offer in this curriculum area, and is not exhaustive. They are organised into two sections: courses, modules and qualifications, and materials on our free online learning site, OpenLearn. 

Courses, modules and qualifications

There are a range of different language modules, courses and qualifications that you can study with the OU. Information can be found on the School of Language and Applied Linguistics webpage. We also offer professional learning programmes for teachers: 

Photo of books about Scots languageTEachers Learning to Teach languages (TELT)

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.

Scots language teacher professional learning programme

Our Scots language teacher professional learning programme is designed for teachers teaching any subject at any level in a Scottish school context. It upskills teachers in incorporating teaching Scots language and culture in their classroom practice. The course will also be recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland with the GTCS professional recognition award. 

The Scottish Government are funding all places for teachers studying on the programme starting in January 2024. Future funded places will be confirmed on this webpage before the school summer holidays, for the next presentation of the programme, starting in September 2024. 

Reading for Pleasure

Discover our award winning and highly innovative Continuing Professional Development programme Reading for Pleasure

Free OpenLearn materials

Explore our extensive range of free materials by searching for "languages" on the OpenLearn website.