English: skills for learning is a free course which lasts 8 weeks. There are approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace. The course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You need to create an account on the OU website first.
You’ll be introduced to academic reading and effective note-making strategies. You’ll develop your essay writing. You’ll look at academic style and vocabulary-building strategies. You’ll also enhance your understanding of sentence structure and punctuation. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.