The 10 Week PELP programme will be taught online this summer.
The PELP programme is for students intending to study at Lancaster University who are required, or wish to improve their English language and study skills before starting their academic studies.
If you are taking the 10 week PELP is a condition of your offer, you will need to successfully complete the 10 week PELP programme and related assessments to progress to your academic course. The requirements for progression will be detailed in the offer letter.
Dates - 2020 entry
The 10 week PELP programme starts on Monday 29 June and ends on Friday 4 September.
Cost for 2020
The cost for the 10 week PELP programme is £3,020.
Undergraduate applicants do not need to pay a deposit.
Postgraduate applicants will need to pay a deposit of £150. Details on how to pay the deposit will be sent to you in the email confirming that the programme has been added to your offer.
Deadline to be considered for the programme
5.00pm (UK time) 12 June 2020 - subject to availabilty.
The 10-week programme will be delivered through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The programme has been designed to be a supportive and engaging experience for the learner and aims to help improve your current English language score to be meet the minimum standard required by your degree programme. You will learn by both real-time, face-to-face contact with your English tutor and through your own independent study.
What will you study?
Academic listening and speaking
Academic reading and language
Academic writing and research skills
Independent study portfolio
How will you study?
a) Real-time face-to-face delivery
Each week your English tutor will meet you to introduce and explain the planned work for the week. This meeting will be via live video-conferencing, live chat or instant messaging and will be your opportunity to ask your tutor questions, to meet other students on your course and to help create a sense of community. During the course, these sessions will vary to involve the whole group, smaller breakout groups, and individual 1:1 tutorials to provide you with more personal feedback.
b) Independent work
A variety of materials, tasks and additional reading for each week of the course will be available on the VLE 24 hours a day. This content will include:
- Course documentation, including the handbook
- PowerPoints, with added audio or video
- Audio or video academic lectures
- Online quizzes, surveys and comprehension tasks
- Guided reading to support and extend your knowledge
- Discussion forums, wikis or blogs to discuss ideas and deepen your understanding
- Links to external resources
- Activities to promote critical reflection
The ability to study independently is one of the most valued skills of UK universities and the materials provided on our VLE are designed to help you develop this skill over the duration of the course. In order to be successful you will need to spend time each day on both the work set by your English tutor as well as on your own independent study.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of course work, submitted to the VLE, and on-line exams. These on-line exams will test your skills in academic listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as your engagement with the on-line materials. In addition, your English tutor will give you feedback on how you are progressing in your 1:1 live tutorials and formative assessment.