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Coventry University

English for Academic Study

Coventry University via FutureLearn

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Increase your knowledge of English for academic study

If you are preparing to study at a university where the first language is English, this course aims to help you understand what is expected, develop skills to help you learn independently, and build your confidence.

You will have the opportunity to review the key vocabulary and concepts used in a university setting, and discover what tutors expect from students. You will also have the opportunity to practise skills to help you expand your vocabulary for an academic setting, including tools to help you pronounce new words.

This course is part of the Pre-sessional English Online Award.

This course is for any student who is planning to study at a university where English is the main language. It’s primarily for students whose first language is not English but will also be useful for students who are coming into higher education after a long period away from studying, or who are mature students looking for an opportunity to refresh their study skills. It will help to prepare students for both study on an online degree and at a university campus.

English for Academic Study is the first course on the Pre-sessional English Online Award delivered by Coventry University, which helps students improve their English language and academic skills for university study. The Award is aimed at students who are 0.5 IELTS below university entry requirements.


  • Developing dictionary skills
    • Getting started
    • What does a successful student look like?
    • Expanding your vocabulary using a dictionary
    • Learning how to say a new word
    • Recap and reflect
  • Exploring academic context through language
    • Welcome
    • Use keywords to understand academic context
    • Using and writing definitions
    • Putting it all together
    • Summary

Taught by

Gareth Jones


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  • Anonymous
    Hello every one iam isak yeberow abdi from somalia in this course i want to improve my english as we know if you are student with out english you can learn nothing but if you know its easy for you learn any kind of ofeducation thank you
  • Educators are present and try their best to help. I would congratulate them on it. Course is really basic and aims on very young forign students with limited knowledge.

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