Studying the Pre-sessional English Language Preparation

Developing Your English Language Skills

Studying the Pre-sessional English Language Preparation (PELP) course is a great way to raise your overall English proficiency by focusing on English language skills.  These programmes are designed for students who want to progress to an International Year One programme.  They will increase your understanding of academic study, whilst helping you to develop a wide range of essential English language skills.

The course content is designed to be engaging and interactive, providing multiple occasions to learn independently, with your fellow students, and with your tutors. We provide a comprehensive and targeted approach to enhance your English proficiency with selected up-to-date resources that give you clear feedback and learning opportunities.

You will be taught in small groups by a team of highly experienced tutors, and you will have a chance to work alongside students from other countries.

The course aims to increase your IELTS by 0.5 (per 5 weeks of study) or IELTS 1.0 (per 10 weeks of study) by successful completion of the course.

We aim to help you:

Meet the minimum language requirements for your academic course

Improve your confidence in using English and living in an English-speaking environment

Enhance a range of competencies in all four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Student sitting along Brayford smiling

How You Study:

What to expect:

  • Daily live classes (max 14 students).
  • Regular collaboration with your classmates in pairs and small groups.
  • A core textbook which includes carefully guided materials to develop language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success.
  • A variety of authentic texts (listening and reading), including charts, infographics, and video to help you to prepare to work effectively in an academic environment.
  • Class discussions, presentations, and activities
  • Live seminar sessions (3-4 students).
  • To work independently on assignments and private study.
  • Receive a weekly one-to-one tutorial with your tutor.
  • Receive personalised support and written feedback on a weekly basis during your one-to-one tutorial, including advice on integrated assessments and portfolio assessment items.

Course Dates and Entry Requirements

Course Start End English Language Entry Requirements Fees PELP Application Deadline CAS Deadline
Summer 2024: 10-weeks Monday 1 July Friday 6 September 4.5/4.0* IELTS £3500 Monday 27 May Friday 31 May **
Summer 2024: 5-weeks Monday 5 August Friday 6 September 5/4.5* IELTS £1800 Monday 1 July Friday 5 July **

*Minimum grade in each skill area
**CAS request deadlines are dependent upon visa processing times so may be subject to change.

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PELP is the correct programme if you intend to progress to International Year One.  If you intend to progress to another University of Lincoln undergraduate or postgraduate programme, please consider applying for the Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) programme.