Academic Language and Literacies Courses

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CALL: Academic Language and Literacies Courses 2021/22

We offer free courses and workshops in Academic Language Development and Academic Literacies to students at Goldsmiths.  Contact call@gold.ac.uk for details.

Academic Language Development Courses for International/EU Students

Students who use English as an Additional Language, such as international and EU students, can come to weekly-run courses at CALL. These Academic Language Development courses focus on the style, language and grammar of English academic practices. They are specifically designed for different areas of study, such as Media, Social Work, etc. (See the list below). They can support students to produce the specific course work required by their programme: written assignments, in particular.

Academic Language Development courses vary from year to year, but will include:

  • BA Art History
  • BA Arts Management
  • BA Fine Art
  • BA Media and Communications
  • BA Social Work
  • MA Brands and Promotional Media
  • MA Design Expanded Practice
  • MA Luxury Brands Management
  • PG Media and Communications Theory
  • PG Media and Communications Practice
  • PG Theatre and Performance
  • MA Visual Cultures
  • MPhil/PhD (Graduate School)

Here are more courses that International and EU students can attend:

  • Writing is Where We Can Surprise Ourselves: This four-week personal writing course is open to all International and EU students. It supports students to develop confidence, courage and curiosity. It runs in Autumn and Spring Terms
  • Starting to Write: This two-day course is open to all First-Year International and EU Undergraduate students. It takes place at the end of the Autumn Term and supports students to manage their holiday assignments
  • Postgraduate One-Day Essay-Writing Course: This one-day course is open to all International and EU Postgraduate Masters students. It takes place at the end of Autumn Term and supports students to write long, Masters-level essays

Academic Literacies Courses for All Students:

  • Decolonising Research Methods: This ten-week course is for all studentsThe focus is on deconstructing the colonial foundations of Western academic research and developing decolonising perspectives and approaches. It runs in Autumn and Spring terms
  • Postgraduate Academic Writing: This five-week academic writing course is open to all Postgraduate Masters students.  It supports students to write research, argumentative essays at Masters-level. It runs in Autumn and Spring Terms
  • Postgraduate Dissertation Research Methods: This eight-week course is open to all Postgraduate students. The focus is on developing research skills for MA dissertations. It runs in the Summer Term
  • Postgraduate Dissertation Writing: This seven-week course is open to all Postgraduate students. The focus is on structuring and writing MA dissertations. It runs in the Summer Term
  • Entrepreneurial Modelling Business Plan Writing: This five-week course is for all students taking this popular interdisciplinary module. It runs in the Spring term

Embedded Academic Literacies Workshops

Embedded Academic Literacies workshops are for all students that are arranged with programme and module convenors and timetabled within degree programmes. They support students to participate in the academic practices specific to their discipline, particularly preparing researched essays and writing assignments. However, they also include support for specific practices, e.g. preparing presentations for an academic symposium.

These vary from year to year, but will include:

  • BA Arts Management
  • BA Economics/BA Economics with Marketing/BSc Economics with Econometrics
  • BA Fine Art
  • BSc Management with Marketing/BSc Management with Economics/BSc Marketing/BSc Management with Entrepreneurship
  • BA Promotional Media
  • BA Social Work
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Visual Cultures
  • Integrated Degree in Media & Communications (including Foundation Year)
  • LLB Law
  • PGCE Education
  • MA Black British History/ MA Queer History
  • MSc Computing
  • MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy
  • MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • MA Events and Experience Management
  • MA Filmmaking
  • MA Social Entrepreneurship
  • MA Sociology
  • MA Tourism and Cultural Policy
  • PG Visual Cultures

Module and Programme convenors can contact CALL for more details.

Contact CALL for details of courses available in the Autumn Term 2021.