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Gain confidence in Academic English
Are you interested in developing your level of English to cope with university study?
Whether or not English is your first language, this site aims to prepare you for study by introducing you to academic English. You will also hear from Open University students who have developed the language skills and confidence to make a success of their courses.
Explore the sections of this site, step by step, or in any order, depending on your needs. First check our guidance for how to save your progress over several online sessions.
Please remember: if it is over three years since your last visit to this website, your record of progress will no longer be available. You will have to sign in to create a new record.
|Your starting point
Reflect on your language and study skills
|English and OU study
Find out about academic English
|Assess your language skills
Check your level of English and explore sample OU materials
|Coping with language challenges
Use the stories of OU students to think about your own language needs
|Support for OU study
Who can help with your language and study needs
Online resources to improve your language and study skills