School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 4 (PEAP 4)

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 4 (PEAP 4) is the final level of the presessional course (PEAP 1-4) and runs for ten weeks. It is designed for higher level students (IELTS 6.0 or higher) who are close to their English language requirement.

What you will learn

Over the course of the 10 weeks, the main aims of level 4 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

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What you will do

You will be asked to do a series of tasks:

  • Explore a variety of academic topics
  • Analyse and evaluate academic arguments
  • Conduct library-based research on a discipline-specific topic of your own choice
  • Write an academic paper based on your research
  • Attend and learn from a series of lectures
  • Present and discuss your position on a topic relating to your discipline 
  • Work co-operatively in discipline-specific groups
  • Reflect on the learning process in group discussions

How you will be assessed

At the end of PEAP 4 you will be assessed to see if you are ready to move on to your academic course. You will:

  • write an academic paper on a controversial issue linked to your main subject area
  • participate in an oral viva examination, to present and discuss your paper
  • participate in an interactive reflective discussion based on your learning experiences

What's next?

At the end of PEAP 4, successful students will move on to their academic course.

Contact us

Centre for English Language Education

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