School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 4 (PEAP 4)

Presessional English for Academic Purposes 4 is designed for higher level students students who are close to their English language requirement and runs for 10 or 6 weeks, according to your current level of English. 

What you will learn

The aims of the course is 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

How you will learn

The start of the course is a blend of independent study with guided tutor support. You will study basic ideas of English for academic study and study skills with a tutor's help. The main part of the course takes place online with live classes, student discussions, self-study activities and tutorials. If you apply, it is essential that you are ready to participate and contribute.

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
  • Learn from a series of lectures
  • Summarise and discuss your position on a topic relating to your discipline
  • Reflect on your learning process

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 examination to discuss your paper

What's next?

At the end of course, 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