Undergraduate English for Academic Purposes courses at Goldsmiths

Develop your English language and learn key study skills for the British education system.

Why learn English at Goldsmiths? 

  • 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
  • We offer the intensive Pre-sessional English Language programme (6-week, 9-week and 12-week courses) and International Pathways (1-year courses followed by an undergraduate degree)
  • 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
  • You'll get to know Goldsmiths’ unique learning environment, so you can enjoy the wider culture of the university

Instead of only focusing on improving your English ability level, the course covers culture and art. Also, it includes some practical classes. Moreover, I am enjoying the overall environment at Goldsmiths – the relationship between students and teachers is very friendly and respectful.

Jiaxuan, Pre-sessional English Language

Jiaxuan, Pre-sessional English Language

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

The tutors are attentive, detailed and thorough, and helped me learn much more about London and the UK.

Yumeng, Pre-sessional English Language

Yumeng, Pre-sessional English Language