Study skills programmes for educators and lifelong learners: perhaps you're a teacher looking to progress your career, and improve your classroom and online teaching techniques; or you might be a prospective student looking to enter or re-enter education after a period away. Whatever your situation, we offer a range of short courses to suit your needs.
Professional development for teachers
Are you looking to move your teaching online? Do you want to improve your existing online teaching?
Our Effective Online Course Design will help you plan and design your own online courses.
Alternatively, improve your online delivery with our practical short course in Effective Online Tutoring, focusing on social, administrative and pedagogical techniques.
English language teachers
Join teachers from across the globe to share best practices and gain a wealth of ideas to use in your own classroom. You'll be taught by experienced international trainers, ELT course leaders and authors of teacher-training publications for OUP, Macmillan, Heinle Cengage and other publishers.
Study skills: courses and workshops
We offer a number of short day schools, both in Oxford and online, to assist those who are entering or re-entering education to prepare for study. Topics include writing skills, managing time effectively and references.
We also offer Academic Literacy – an introductory ten-week flexible online course for anyone new to higher education, or who hasn't studied for some time. Brush up your reading, note-making and essay-writing skills, and revisit the basic rules of punctuation and grammar.
Our award course students are offered a free preparatory study-skills programme in the autumn.