Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Open Courses Newsletter

Welcome to the online edition of the OC Newsletter where you will be able to read and download previous issues. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter, and that you are encouraged to continue learning languages and inspired to write for future editions yourself.

Current newsletter: Spring 2021

(print version also available)

OC Newsletter - Previous issues

Autumn 2020

Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Issue 6 - Autumn 2018

Issue 5 - Spring 2018

Issue 4 - Spring 2017

Issue 3 - Spring 2016

Issue 2 - Spring 2015

Issue 1 - Spring 2014

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I'm an Open Courses student, how can I contribute to the newsletter?

The newsletter offers students in our Open Courses the chance to read about the language learning  and cultural experiences of some of their peer learners, as well as contributions on various topics in different languages. Both students and tutors submit a range of impressive texts in various languages which include prose pieces, poetry translations, short stories and personal reflections.

Calls for the next issue of the newsletter usually take place during the Autumn Term. If you are an Open Course student and would like to contribute to the next issue of the newsletter, you can do so by submitting a short piece of writing, in your target language, to

Please consider writing:

1.) A short text about a national festival or celebration in a country where your target language is spoken. (Up to 200-250 words)

2.) A short seasonal postcard in the target language from a country where your target language is spoken.

3.) A short narrative piece or haiku-style poem on a topic or theme of your choice.

Please submit your pieces in Microsoft Word format and also remember to write a one or two-sentence summary in English of your text.