Studying languages at the Open University - does it work??Watch this thread
I am starting work at a law firm next year, which will keep me pretty busy, but I want to improve my language skills and was thinking of doing the OU French diploma (currently A-level standard I guess). I'm woried about the speaking element though - do you end up with great reading/writing/listening but a dreadful accent and having no confidence to talk??
What are people's experiences? Do you do extra language lessons too??
For languages, the OU just isn't worth the money. I spent £1500 on a French module, for that money I got 3 books and very limited access to a tutor every month or so. If I were you I would buy the OU French books on eBay and try to teach yourself. There are tons of resources online in terms of tutorials on YouTube etc. If you want a recognised qualification, take the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) or the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF). If you don't want to teach yourself then look to see if there are any evening classes near you, some colleges and most universities offer to them to the wider public.