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  1. Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Latin lives! The language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, St. Jerome, and countless other great authors is alive and well in the modern world. Learning to read Latin is immensely rewarding, and it is a discipline that trains, enhances, and strengthens critical thinking. Embark on this unrivaled adventure with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language, 36 lectures by Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Union College...
  2. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  3. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (247)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...
  4. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.6 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (279)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  5. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Noted Egyptologist Bob Brier’s Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking this ancient language. In 24 lectures, you’ll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You’ll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  6. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.9 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  7. Building a Better Vocabulary

    Building a Better Vocabulary

    Kevin Flanigan
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (138)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. Your professor understands the cognitive science behind language acquisition and is able to present each new word in a way that makes it immediately memorable. But more importantly, he teaches you these tips and strategies so you can apply them whenever you learn a new word.
  8. Language Families of the World

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    In Language Families of the World, Professor John McWhorter takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of...
  9. Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures Sale

    Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Ann Williams
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (178)
    Save up to £25.00 Starting at £39.99 £79.99 £39.99£79.99
    In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...
  10. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  11. English Grammar Boot Camp

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (122)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  12. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  13. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication Sale

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£54.99
    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  14. Odyssey of Homer Sale

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    Save up to £20.00 Starting at £4.99 £29.99 £4.99£29.99
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  15. Iliad of Homer Sale

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
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    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  16. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad Sale

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£79.99
    Discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse takes you deep inside the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures. He reveals their core teachings and sheds new light on the history that underlies their phenomenal, enduring impact on how we see and think about...
  17. Dante's Divine Comedy Sale

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£54.99
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  18. Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

    Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Learn how to reach astounding new levels of success as a teacher with The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator. These 24 lectures, delivered by award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt, will help you develop and enhance your teaching style; provide you with invaluable methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and open your eyes to how other teachers—and their...
  19. Classics of Russian Literature Sale

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. This course explores masterpieces at all levels—characters, plots, scenes, and sometimes even single sentences. Professor Irwin Weil, a passionate and illuminating teacher, has chosen a rich sampling of Russia’s greatest writers, based on his 50-year love affair with the language and its literature.
  20. Myth in Human History Sale

    Myth in Human History

    Grant L. Voth
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    Discover the truths hidden within the world's most enduring myths in the entertaining and illuminating Myth in Human History. Delivered by engaging storyteller and award-winning Professor Grant L. Voth, these 36 lectures are a comprehensive survey of great myths and the diverse cultures behind them. Taking you from the islands of ancient Greece and Japan to the plains of North America and Africa to the shores of New...