Course dates

Wednesday 27 Sep 2023
6pm to 8:30pm | 10 weeks

Course overview

This short course is designed for anyone who wishes to achieve fluency in English. You will improve your English language skills while discovering psychology as it applies to multiple life contexts.

The course is available in four formats:

  • Campus
  • Clients' Office
  • Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring
  • Bespoke (Group or 1:1 coaching)

100% of AIR income, beyond operational expense, is used towards education and research. Read more…

The best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language is to learn new interesting concepts and ideas that you do not already know in your native language. This 10-week course has been specifically designed for non-native English speakers who wish to further their knowledge of English while learning about Psychology. As psychology is relevant to all areas of life, this course is useful to everyone.

Every session lasts 2.5 hours: two hours given by leading experts, and a 30-minute Q&A session and informal discussion over a drink, which will allow you to socialise with and speak to other parcticipants.

This course will enable you to expand your English vocabulary, and develop your receptive and productive skills in the English language while engaging with fascinating psychological concepts and discoveries. All sessions tie in with each other and are flexibly delivered to meet participants’ needs.

Each week will focus on the development of vocabulary and speaking skills as well as understanding subject-specific spoken and written language. Each week will explore different psychological topics, including personality, human mind processes and influences, consciousness, attribution errors, cognitive biases, hedonic and eudemonic motivations, and much more.

Goldsmiths' Department of Psychology has a global reputation for academic excellence, and this interactive course is taught in small groups by a team of psychologists, educationalists and second language teaching experts.

Campus Courses - VAT-free: Our venues are in central London (Senate House) and in New Cross. You can select your preferred location by choosing the date available.
Virtual Classroom Courses - VAT-free: Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and, in addition, improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is an increasing need for online activities in all areas of life – making ‘digital’ participation an essential skill of the 21st century.
Bespoke Courses: If you are interested in a tailor-made Public Speaking course option: 1-1 coaching or bespoke group training, please contact us using the email or phone number provided below.

Entry requirements

A good command of English language - intermediate or above - is required to attend this course.


Please see booking page for fees.

Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni. Please email for further information.

Booking information

Please note our short courses sell out quickly, so early booking is advisable.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2023
6pm to 8:30pm | 10 weeks




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Tutor information

Yulia Kovas

Yulia Kovas is Professor of Psychology and also holds degrees in linguistics and literature. She has experience of teaching English to students of all ages and teaching Psychology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

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