School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Law

The Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Law course has been designed for students who are close to their English language requirement.

This 10-week programme has been designed in collaboration with the University of Nottingham's School of Law to prepare students going on to postgraduate programmes in Law, particularly LLM courses.

What you will learn

Over the course of the 10 weeks, the main aims of the bridging programme are to: 

  • develop and improve your English language and analytical skills
  • prepare you for academic study
  • introduce a critical and reflective approach to study
  • introduce the skills of working collaboratively with others
  • provide you with support and guidance

What you will do

You will be asked to do a series of tasks:

  • Plan and write an academic assignment on a Law topic
  • Use the Law library for study and research
  • Write short essays
  • Develop of language proficiency in core areas (grammar and general and subject-related vocabulary)
  • Read and discuss academic articles in the field of Law
  • Understand lectures and practice note-making
  • Practice seminar discussion and presentation skills
  • Improve time-management and independent study skills
  • Take part in one-to-one tutorials with a personal tutor

How you will be assessed 

At the end of the bridging programme you will be assessed to see if you are ready to move on to the School of Law. You will:

  • research and write an essay related to your area of study
  • give an oral presentation
  • write a project related to your area of study 

What's next?

At the end of this course, successful students will progress to their main academic programme.

Contact us

Centre for English Language Education

School of Education
Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

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