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Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This free course, Am I ready to study in English?, provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- study in English at higher education level
- make a choice about the suitability of higher education
- identify language areas which require further development.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Am I ready to study in English?
- 2 What sort of English do I need to be able to study at higher education level?
- 3 Self-assessment exercises: reading and understanding
- 4 Self-assessment exercises: identifying points and expressing ideas
- 4.1 Identify (and make notes on) the main points from written and spoken materials and express ideas in your own words
- 4.2 Task 1: Identifying main points from the text
- 4.3 Task 2: Making effective notes
- 5 Self-assessment exercises: express concepts and ideas in your own words
- 6 Self-assessment exercises: organise your writing so that the meaning of your argument or description is clear
- 7 Self-assessment exercises: using appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling
- 8 Self-assessment grid
- 9 What next?
- Keep on learning
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
Am I ready to study in English?
Are you thinking about starting a college or university course? If so, this course provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills. There could be many reasons why you might want to do this. You may have been educated in a language other than English, or perhaps you studied in English but in another country where the conventions are different from those used in the British educational system. Alternatively, you may have studied in Britain but not at degree level.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.
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Originally published: Monday, 24th October 2011
Last updated on: Wednesday, 17th February 2016
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