The British MOOC, FutureLearn, is offering the course, A beginners' guide to wirting in English for university study, for non-English speaking students who have started or are about to start college or university in the UK. The course is provided by the University of Reading and offers a brief introduction to academic writing, enabling students to gain an awareness and understanding of some key features of this kind of writing though videos, on-screen examples, discussions and quizzes. The course starts of the 17th February 2014 for 4 weeks with students asked to dedicate 3 hours a week.
FutureLearn is a MOOC platform founded in December 2012 by the Open University. It is the first UK-led MOOC platform and currently has 26 University partners, as well as three non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council and the British Library.