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    Distance learning BA through Russell group?
    Modern language BA distance learning?
    Arabic and Russian BA distance online from scratch?
    Would also consider linguistics.
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    (Original post by jgt811)
    Distance learning BA through Russell group?
    Modern language BA distance learning?
    Arabic and Russian BA distance online from scratch?
    Would also consider linguistics.
    Many years ago I did a linguistics degree through distance learning (through Rouen university, in France). One of the modules of this course entailed learning a new foreign language and, to ensure that it was a truly foreign language for all students, the faculty chose Mongolian.

    My experience of learning Mongolian from scratch through distance learning was totally negative and I would not recommend it to anybody. The students who were actually at university and who had access to teachers and a wide range of resources were definitely much better off than those of us studying through distance learning. The whole thing was so bad for the distance learners that the faculty even decided to discount the disastrous exam results we all had in the module at the end of the year.

    Of course, with the internet things will have moved on considerably and I'm sure that things can't be as bad as my experience of this back in the 1980s. However, learning a foreign language necessarily requires a lot of communication and I'm not sure that distance learning can ever provide enough of that.
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    There tends to not be much "distance learning" as such outside of the OU - although there may well be part time courses relevant to your interests, and Birkbeck has part time and evening based courses (in London). I believe they do some short study distance learning courses as well, although not, to my knowledge, a fully distance learning degree.
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    (Original post by jgt811)
    Distance learning BA through Russell group?
    Modern language BA distance learning?
    Arabic and Russian BA distance online from scratch?
    Would also consider linguistics.
    If you want to do a whole degree via distance learning then your chances are limited to the Open University (where you can combine two of French, German and Spanish), or the University of the Highlands and Islands which does an online degree in Scottish Gaelic. That's it, I'm afraid.

    I know there are some universities in Sweden offer short courses and individual online modules in languages (taught in English) - Uppsala University does online courses in Irish, Welsh and Hindi; Lund University does online courses in Yiddish, and Malmo University does an online programme in Caucuses Studies which involves a Russian (or Georgian) module.
 
 
 
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