Centre for English Language & Academic Writing

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International Pathways


Goldsmiths is a global learning community. At CELAW we celebrate this diversity and welcome all international students. We specialise in English language and academic writing in a way that is directly related to your studies. So, if you are considering a Goldsmiths degree and English is not your first language, we have a wide range of programmes to ensure your success.

Our language and academic courses focus on the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We look at these skills in academic contexts such as cultural or media studies, and in practices such as art, design, performance and music. This means that as a student here, you will gain knowledge in how to approach your subject through the English language, and develop core linguistic and academic skills.

Why study English Language and Academic Writing at Goldsmiths? 

We are welcoming. We want you to feel at home here in a diverse international community. 

We are specialists. Come and learn from a dedicated team of specialists. Some of our team have worked in this area for over 20 years. We have done a significant amount of academic research into the needs of our students, and specialise in teaching academic English to arts, media, humanities and social science students. CELAW hosts the main Writing-PAD centre and the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (published by Intellect books), and our team publish nationally and internationally. 

We are supportive. Learning academic English outside your own culture is not easy and we understand that everyone learns in different ways. This is why we teach small group sessions where you can receive personal guidance.

Information for international applicants

You'll need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English Language competence to enrol on our programmes.

Goldsmiths International Pathways

Pre-sessional programmes - postgraduate level

Pre-sessional programmes - undergraduate level

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