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Developing academic English

Do you want to develop your English language skills to enhance your chances of success at OU study? These brief tutorials are specifically aimed at students looking for support and guidance to improve their academic English. It focuses particularly on how to enhance your writing skills.

Covered in this section

  • A description of the level of English that is expected of you during your studies
  • tips and activities for developing your basic English
  • tips and activities to help you express your ideas well
  • 5hrs to complete this section
  • Video (14)
  • Activities (24)

If you haven't studied with the OU before, our companion site English for OU study, introduces academic English to those considering study with us. It includes activities to help you assess your language skills and uses some sample texts from Level 1 modules.