Am I ready to study in English?

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.

  • 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

3.1 Read and understand academic course books and materials

3.2 Task 1: Arts

3.3 Task 2: Maths

3.4 Task 3: Science

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

5.1 Task 1: Summarising ideas

6 Self-assessment exercises: organise your writing so that the meaning of your argument or description is clear

6.1 Task 1: Structure and organisation

7 Self-assessment exercises: using appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling

7.1 Task 1: Grammar and punctuation

7.2 Task 2: Verbs

7.3 Task 3: Punctuation

8 Self-assessment grid

9 What next?

  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
+ Course description

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.

+ Course outline
  • 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

3.1 Read and understand academic course books and materials

3.2 Task 1: Arts

3.3 Task 2: Maths

3.4 Task 3: Science

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

5.1 Task 1: Summarising ideas

6 Self-assessment exercises: organise your writing so that the meaning of your argument or description is clear

6.1 Task 1: Structure and organisation

7 Self-assessment exercises: using appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling

7.1 Task 1: Grammar and punctuation

7.2 Task 2: Verbs

7.3 Task 3: Punctuation

8 Self-assessment grid

9 What next?

  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements

   5 hours study

  Level 1: Introductory

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   5 hours study

  Level 1: Introductory

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.
+ Learning outcomes

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.

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Download this course for use offline or for other devices