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Academic Skills for Independent Learners

ELC Open Online Courses  Academic Skills for Independent Learners

What is this course about?

Academic Skills for Independent Learners (ASIL) is for students to self-study, practise and improve the academic English that they need for their university studies.

You will learn about

appropriate academic style,

correct referencing conventions,

writing university levels essays and reports,

delivering academic presentations and,

participating in discussions

in this self-paced course created by the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students about to embark on a course of study in a English medium university. Students are expected to have completed a high school education.

Who are the course instructors?

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Adam Forrester

Adam is an Associate Director at the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to pay?

The course is FREE of charge.

Who can join this course?

The course is specifically for students who need English for their university studies, but anyone can join!

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 11 and above. Click here for a list of supported browsers and the most up-to-date information.