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Language skills development

British Council Learn English
Sample articles and poems with activities that test listening, reading and writing. Includes audio files to download and transcripts to read

The Open University: What is good writing?
Free introductory online course on essay writing

The Open University: Essay and report-writing skills
Free introductory online course on writing assignments and reports for academic purposes

BBC Learning English
Audio and text activities to help your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Study skills development

The Open University: Skills for OU study
Develop effective study strategies for taking notes,  assignments, exams, time management and working with others.  This also includes a section on developing academic English.