Mentor for Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) Program

Mentor for Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) Program

The UNSW Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) program is a self-directed English enhancement program open to all Arts and Social Sciences students, including commencing and continuing. This program is especially designed for students who speak English as their second or foreign language.

The PELE program consists of engaging and interactive lectures and tutorials (one hour each on Fridays from Week 3 for 10 weeks in total) to help UNSW students further enhance their English skills for academic and/or other purposes as well as autonomous, independent learning skills, which are essential to achieve academic and professional goals while studying in Australia.  


PELE Program Mentors are required to assist students with in-class activities during lecture and tutorial sessions. Mentors help students analyse their own needs of English language enhancement and develop their personal projects. They will also help students solve their problems when they have any by suggesting useful resources or people to contact. They will also work as a team with other mentors and tutors being actively engaged in communication and reflection activities. 

How to get involved

Students that have successfully completed the PELE program or MODL5109 Advanced Bilingual Enhancement at School of Humanities and Languages, are eligible to apply for the position of Mentor. Expressions of interest are to be submitted via email. 




Comprehensive training covers topics such as:

  • How to build a collaborative learning community
  • Potential needs and sample projects
  • How to work as a team and communicate with team members
  • How to facilitate students’ learning process
  • How to reflect on my own mentoring practice 


Semester 1 and 2, Weeks 3-12, approximately 3 hours per week and 20 hours total commitment.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication

Contacts and more information


UNSW Arts and Social Sciences


Bosheng Jing



For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.