Pre-Sessional Academic English and Study Skills: Useful Links for Study

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Pre-sessional Academic English and Study Skills: Useful Links for Study Listening and Note-taking
UEfAP listening Lots of tips on lecture listening and lots of practice http://uefap.com/listen/listfram.htm
Unilearning note-taking – advice on how to take good notes, quote and paraphrase http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/notetake/
Academic Listening Practice - Lectures
TED - ideas worth spreading (video)
Watch examples of how to make a really good presentation on a range of interesting subjects http://www.ted.com/index.php
RSA – similar to TED. Videos (10-30mins) on economics, globalisation, technology, psychology etc http://www.thersa.org/events/video
Academic Earth – Huge bank of lectures: many subjects
http://academicearth.org/subjects/
British Academy – Social Sciences – sound only
http://britac.studyserve.com/home/default.asp
Free Science Online – Huge collection from many different universities http://freescienceonline.blogspot.com/
Imperial College London – Talks by specialists http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/media/onlinelectures Lecture Fox – Science Lectures http://lecturefox.com/
WGBH Forum Network – interesting videos about current events http://forum.wgbh.org/ BBC Reith Lectures – Old and New talks by famous experts (sound only) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9
General Listening Practice
British Council – A huge range of audio recordings, frequently updated http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch
6 Minute English (intermediate) – Short and simple news stories with text and vocabulary http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/ Words in the News (intermediate) – Listen to and read real news stories and get help with vocabulary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/ Randall's Cyber Listening Lab – many exercises: go to bottom of page for academic listening http://www.esl-lab.com/

Academic Word List – revise the most useful words for university Academic Word...
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