Study Skills Success

Preparing to study in English


Critical thinking, independent learning, avoiding plagiarism… These are all academic study skills students need to develop as they move into post-16 studies at school, and on to higher education. Study Skills Success helps not just with the skills, but also with the English that underpins them.


The program covers the following study skills: Independent learning, Critical thinking, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Visuals and Research. All are approached in an academic context. For example, the Listening unit helps with lectures; the Speaking unit with seminars and presentations.


Video intro. Each unit begins with a video of both teachers and students explaining the challenges learners will face.

Skills development. The unit then takes learners through a series of activities, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to meet these challenges.

Multiple contexts. Each skill is tackled in multiple contexts. For example the Research unit looks at the research process, evaluating websites, note-taking and citations.

Learning record. At the end of each topic, the Learning Record encourages students to reflect on what they have learned in the unit.

Some key features

Authentic texts

Study Skills Success makes extensive use of authentic texts including articles, websites, book blurbs and a BBC lecture.

Comprehensive coverage

The program covers all the study skills students need at this level, from closing their Facebook page to noting their sources, making it ideal for self study, or integrated into an EAL course

IATEFL Voices review

“If I were grading Study Skills Success, I’d give it an A+, and would recommend its use as an integral part of any mid to upper level academic English.”

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