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English for Academic Study

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Duration

2 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Instructor Paced

Course Description

This course is for students who plan to study at universities where English is their first language. It will help them understand the expectations, build confidence, and develop skills that can be used to learn independently. This course will allow you to review key vocabulary and concepts in a university setting and learn what tutors expect of students. Additionally, you will have the chance to practice skills that will help you improve your vocabulary in an academic setting. This course is part the Pre-sessional English Online Award. FutureLearn has made it possible to earn a degree since 2017. This course can be viewed as a beginner course towards a degree . It will give you an idea of the subject and may also help you to get started on your journey to a degree qualification. You can join FutureLearn's program if you like this course and you are interested in pursuing a degree. You don't have to complete a degree in order to take this course.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Interpret key academic terminology and explore its importance and relevance to successful UK university study

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Identify key features and conventions of academic culture in the UK, both online and on campus

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Apply the use of a dictionary to help you extend your academic vocabulary range

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Record new words effectively

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Identify the form of definitions, and produce your own

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Produce the phonemic chart to help you pronounce new words

Target Students

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This course is for any student who is planning to study at a university where English is the main language

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It's primarily for students whose first language is not English but will also be useful for students who are coming into higher education after a long period away from studying, or who are mature students looking for an opportunity to refresh their study

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It will help to prepare students for both study on an online degree and at a university campus

Course Instructors

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Gareth Jones

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Teaching international learners for over 15 years, helping hundreds of students progress to university study in the UK. Passionate online learning advocate bringing the classroom to your browser.
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Graeme Nelson

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A Course Leader on Pre-sessional English programmes at Coventry University. He has a Masters in Online and Distance Education and over 12 years of experience in online education.
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Mary Forbes

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I have taught English as a Foreign Language for more than thirty years in Egypt, Japan and at universities in the UK. I am now Director of Pre-sessional English Courses at Coventry University.

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