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The Skills Check is a short survey which should take you no more than 3 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the Skills Check we provide you with a personal learning plan targeted to your personal study needs and goals.

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  2. Revising and examinations
  3. Revision techniques
  4. Tips for language students

Tips for language students

  • Regular practice will make you more fluent and confident. Last minute cramming is difficult!
  • Little and often produces good results. Intensive, focused revision will help you to absorb new language structures.
  • Arrange vocabulary alphabetically, under topics or according to word families.
  • Learn the appropriate article at the same time as the new word (e.g., le/la/les, der/die/das).
  • Write notes and language structures without looking at your module material. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what you can remember. Then work on the things you didn't get right.
  • Do any exercises you haven't done before.
  • Find someone to talk to in the language.
  • Use the language to summarise a unit, saying what you have learnt about the theme.