School of Education
Centre for English Language Education
   
   
  

Presessional English for Academic Purposes (Pre-Foundation)

This module has been designed to prepare students for entry onto a Foundation programme. It is a pathway for students planning to enter the Engineering Foundation Programme at the University of Nottingham. It is also suitable for students planning to enter a Foundation Programme at another institution.

Aims

Over the course of the 10 weeks, the main aims of the module will be to:

  • develop and improve your knowledge of academic English
  • familiarise you with the kinds of tasks and texts you will meet on your Foundation programme
  • develop your confidence and ability to take responsibility for your own learning
  • develop your ability to work collaboratively with others
  • provide you with support and guidance

Content

The aims are achieved through a series of tasks, as follows: 

  • Making a bid for and organising a conference
  • Writing biodata
  • Writing an abstract and presenting a paper
  • Writing for conference proceedings
  • Reflecting on the conference experience through discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Evaluating the work of others
  • Reflection and analysis of your own work

Assessment

You will be formally assessed as follows:

  • Conduct a literature based research project
  • Present a paper at a CELE conference which you will organise with your classmates
  • Reflect orally on the conference experience

Contact us

Please note: The University aims to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults to participate in all activities at the University. Although the University's main concern is with the education and care of adults, occasionally a student may join the University who is not yet 18. In all cases, the University believes individuals have a right to learn and develop within a safe environment and all staff, students and volunteers accept that welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount. Find out more.

 

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