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FYI: VLC-MOOC Linguistics 201- Ready to Register

Author: Juergen Handke

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Hello to all of you,

On behalf of the Virtual Linguistics Campus (VLC)-Team (http://linguistics.online.uni-marburg.de/) I wish you a happy new year. Our next MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is ready to register: MOOC Linguistics 201 - The Structure of English – and again and as usual it’s free!

Currently, we have several hundred of registrations from more than 50 countries! Here is the official course description: http://youtu.be/cmoBVyujIko.

So join us, we're really looking forward to starting the course and having you on board. Need support? Contact us by emailing info@linguistics-online.com

In the meantime, you can advertise for this brandnew VLC-MOOC (http://linguistics.online.uni-marburg.de/). Tell your friends and colleagues to join us, too. A free introduction to the grammar of Present-Day English: a MUST for everyone who either studies the field or is simply interested in English language studies and/or linguistics. And "free" means, everyone can register and decide for themselves whether to be involved or not.

Jürgen Handke,
The VLC Project Manager

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