School of Education
Centre for English Language Education
   
   
  

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 1 (PEAP 1)

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 1 (PEAP 1) is the first level of a 40-week course (PEAP 1-4). It is designed for lower level students (IELTS 4.0 or 4.5) who need a longer time to prepare. 

For Foundation students it will be the first module of a 30-week course (PEAP 1-3).

What you will learn

Over the course of the 10 weeks, the main aims of level 1 are to:

  • develop and improve your English language and analytical skills
  • provide an introduction to academic study that will be continued in PEAP 2-4
  • 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:

  • Research and write a project
  • Read a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Write academic paragraphs, book reports and emails
  • Reflect on progress and design a study plan
  • Participate in one-to-one and group discussions
  • Present information in a poster to an audience

How you will be assessed

At the end of PEAP 1 you will be assessed to see if you are ready to move on to PEAP 2. You will:

  • research and write a project in collaboration with other students
  • give an oral presentation in collaboration with other students
  • participate in an individual interview with a tutor 

What's next?

At the end of PEAP 1, successful students will move on to PEAP 2.

Contact us

Centre for English Language Education

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

presessional email:
cele-presessionaladmissions@nottingham.ac.uk
insessional email: cele-insessional@nottingham.ac.uk