Literature Courses

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching
ADD FREE starts 20 April 2015
What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach other languages? This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. Over four weeks, you'll discover some of the latest ideas in research and practice in language learning and teaching. We will explore second language learning and what it means to learn language; consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning; and look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning. The course includes quizzes, activities, discussions and videos filmed around the world.

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching
ADD FREE starts 20 April 2015
Dyslexia affects 10-15% of the population. Dyslexic students are often either exempted from the study of additional languages or they underperform in foreign language classes. This free course is designed for current and trainee teachers of additional languages. It offers you practical tools and theoretical insights to help you accommodate and meet the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign or second language classes.

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Poetry in America: Emily Dickinson
ADD FREE starts 18 Mar 2015
This course explores the poetry of Emily Dickinson, one of America's most distinctive and prolific poets. Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems but chose never to publish, opting instead to revisit and revise her works throughout her lifetime. Keeping this dynamic of self-revision in mind, we will examine a number of Dickinson's poems concerned with Nature, Art, the Self and Darkness. Weíll explore the Dickinson Collection at Harvardís Houghton Library and pay a visit to the house in which the poet lived and wrote until her death in 1886.

The Divine Comedy: Dante's Journey to Freedom, Part 2 (Purgatorio)
ADD FREE starts 25 Mar 2015
This course features Robert and Jean Hollanderís contemporary translations of Dante Alighieriís Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. The print editions contain valuable notes and commentary which are highly recommended as companions to the course materials. Youíll be asked to participate in learning activities on both edX and on MyDante, an innovative platform for deep reading that emphasizes mindfulness and contemplative reading habits as key to deriving lasting meaning from poetic texts. The course goes beyond mere academic commentary on the poem as literature and introduces you to a way of thinking about the meaning of the poem on a personal level. This is part two of a three- part course.

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