Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills Courses

Developing Your English Language and Academic Study Skills

Studying in a different country and a different language can be challenging, especially if the teaching and assessment style is different to that of your own country. To help you prepare for your studies at the University of Lincoln, our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) courses are designed to help you develop a wide range of essential skills.

Our PEASS courses, which take place during the summer and winter, are designed for students who do not meet the University’s English language requirements. The courses are also helpful for students who have already met our English language requirements but would like to learn more about the academic environment at a UK university before starting their undergraduate or postgraduate degree studies.

PEASS courses will not only teach you English for Academic Purposes but also prepare you for study at your course in Lincoln. The course includes work on all four skills needed for studying at a UK university (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and an introduction to British culture and the University of Lincoln. You will be taught in small groups by a team of highly experienced tutors, and you will have a chance to work alongside other students from other countries.

Currently, we offer online courses (where you study from your home) and courses run on-campus. You must hold an offer to study on a main programme at the University of Lincoln to be eligible to join a PEASS course.

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95% Pass Rate*

*Summer 2023 PEASS student pass rate.

The PEASS programme provides you with special skills that can really help you in your university life. My advice is that if you are concerned about your English skills, then this is a great course to take. On top of this, you will make friends with other international students as well, which helps you settle in to life before you start your course.

Delivery Method

There are two delivery methods available for the PEASS programmes, online and on-campus. Please select which one matches your needs:

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