Studying the Pre-sessional English Language Preparation

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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 your English langauge skills. To help you prepare for your studies at the University of Lincoln, our PELP courses are designed to increase your understanding of academic study, whilst helping you to develop a wide range of essential English 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.

Course Content

The PELP course will focus on developing your all-round English proficiency, confidence and independent study skills.

We aim to help you to:

  • 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.

How You Study:

What to expect:

  • Daily live sessions classes (max 14 per tutor).
  • 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 (max 12 students)
  • 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

CourseStartEndEnglish Language Entry Requirements
10 weeks Monday 18 July 2022 Friday 23 September 2022 IELTs: 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each element
5 weeks Monday 22 August 2022 Friday 23 September 2022 IELTs: 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in each element


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