The Preparatory English Program (PEP) is responsible for developing the English proficiency required in a university where English is the language of instruction. This intensive fivecourse (half-semester) program, to which all new students are initially admitted, is designed to consolidate and develop the basic knowledge of English that the student has acquired in school. Four hours of English instruction per day are given. The course is specifically designed to help students develop all four-language skills - reading, listening, writing and speaking - that they will need in order to succeed in their academic studies. Grammar and vocabulary instruction support these skills, as do projects and computer-based exercises. Alongside the development of language, the PEP courses also aim to help students develop the study skills and self-discipline necessary for success in their academic careers.