School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 2 (PEAP 2)

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 2 (PEAP 2) is the second level of the presessional course (PEAP 1-4) and runs for ten weeks. It is designed for lower level students (IELTS 5.0 or 5.5) who need a longer time to prepare. 

For Foundation students it will be the first module of a 20-week course (PEAP 2-3).

What you will learn

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

  • introduce you to some key concepts and skills involved in carrying out primary research
  • develop a critical and reflective approach to study
  • introduce the concept of ‘community’ and ‘academic community’ and explore how these might relate to your situation
  • develop and improve your skills in communicating in English in academic contexts
  • provide you with a basis for managing your own learning independently
  • develop the skills of working collaboratively with others
  • provide an introduction to academic study that will be continued in levels 3 and 4

What you will do

You will be asked to do a series of tasks:

  • Critically evaluate a community facility or service
  • Design and carry out a small scale primary research project related to your area of study
  • Contribute to either a class newsletter or a poster presentation based on your research
  • Identify some personal learning goals, design a study plan and reflect on your progress
  • Participate in one-to-one and group discussions

How you will be assessed

At the end of PEAP 2 you will be assessed to see if you are ready to move on to PEAP 3. You will:

  • research and write a report related to your area of study and the CELE community
  • participate in a one-to-one discussion about your research report (viva)
  • write a reflective essay about your learning experience

What's next?

At the end of PEAP 2, successful students will move on to PEAP 3.

Contact us

Centre for English Language Education

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