Develops international students' oral academic English skills to prepare them for success in U. Focus on listening and note-taking, leading and participating in class discussions, managing a variety of authentic academic literacy tasks, and delivering presentations.
No current presentation - see Future availability This module is expected to start for the last time in October Additional Costs Study costs There may be extra costs on top of the tuition fee, such as a laptop, travel to tutorials, set books and internet access.
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What's included A website with online materials and activities and a book containing resource texts. You will need A headset with a microphone and earphones to participate in the online tutorials and to complete an assessed component of this module.
Computing requirements A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities.
Functionality may be limited on mobile devices. Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either: Windows 7 or higher Mac OS X Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
You should use this information to inform your study preparations and any discussions with us about how we can meet your needs.English for academic purposes online You’ll find this module useful if you have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores in the range of – and want to raise your scores for entry into university or want to improve your existing competence in academic English while studying.
Many English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programmes include academic vocabulary as part of their curriculum, using tools such as the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, ; a). One of the reasons for focusing on this vocabulary is that it will support the students in their academic .
Study Writing is for students at intermediate level and above who need to develop their writing skills and write better academic essays, projects, research articles or theses.3/5(3).
You will examine and research developments in Languages or English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes and English/ Languages for Work.
Materials Development By developing your understanding of the theory and principles of educational attainment, this module will lead you to a critical review of language course materials.
This online course will give you an introduction to the academic language and skills that you will need to study at a university where the teaching is done in English. Course 4: Introduction to Research for Essay Writing This is the last course in the Academic Writing specialization before the capstone project.
By the end of this course, you will be able to complete all the steps in planning a research paper.