English Language Education

Online Pre-sessional Academic Language course

We have a pre-sessional academic language course designed to help international postgraduate online learning students prepare for their programme of study.

Online Pre-sessional Academic Language course (self-study)

This course is intended for students who have a place on one of the University's postgraduate online learning programmes.

Course description

This self-study course is designed to help international postgraduate online learning students prepare for their programme of study. The course units are as follows:

  1. Introduction to e-Learning
  2. Online Academic Communication
  3. Exploring Academic Language in Your Field
  4. Critical Reading and Writing
  5. e-Tools for Academic Writing

How to enrol

OPAL-Independent Study is available as a self-enrol course on Learn and is free to students who hold an unconditional offer for an Online Programme at the University of Edinburgh. Access to OPAL-IS is usually possible about 6 weeks before you University programme commences.

Log in to Learn and click on the Self-Enrol tab. Browse the Self-enrol catalogue and search for OPAL-IS. Click on the arrow and enrol to access the course. 

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