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Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)

Studying in Italian – Language and Literature: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Study Language and Literature in Italian and develop the skills you need when you take part in a European student mobility program

6 weeks

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Lancaster University

Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation

Offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

8 weeks

3 hrs per week

Lancaster University

Humphry Davy: Laughing Gas, Literature, and the Lamp

Discover Humphry Davy and his contribution to science and the arts.

4 weeks

3 hrs per week

The Open University

Start Writing Fiction

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course.

8 weeks

3 hrs per week

Lancaster University

William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place

Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.

4 weeks

4 hrs per week

University of York

Pictures of Youth: An Introduction to Children’s Visual Culture

Explore visual culture for children and young people including, picturebooks, comics, film, television and drama

4 weeks

3 hrs per week

UEA (University of East Anglia)

An Introduction to Screenwriting

This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.

2 weeks

3 hrs per week

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It was a fantastic course to do. I learnt new things that I wanted to know. It also helped me in understanding Shakespeare a lot and also in my studies.


Monika


Learner on Exploring English: Shakespeare

A clear, concise and beautifully structured course. The video content is informative and lively, and the screenwriters are refreshingly down to earth in the way they talk about their processes. I am going to write a beat sheet, plough through a first draft without spending hours polishing each scene and I’m going to use some of the resources the course suggests. Thanks very much.


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