English in Psychology: Learning Competences, Motivation and Development

The main goal of this course is to become more familiar with written and spoken English as used in the psychological context of learning competences, motivation and development; and to be able to understand and apply this professional English. In addition to reading tasks from this field of psychology, as well as written and oral exercises in the form of short summaries and discussions, participants will be taught reading strategies designed to aid them in improving their English, and will receive additional support according to their specific needs. Psychological terminology in general will be practiced.

The course language is English, therefore, before commencing the course, participants will be assessed by computer on their ability to participate. Due to the variety of topics and key aspects covered, the courses "English in Psychology: Learning Competences, Motivation and Development" and "English in Psychology: Learning Strategies, Memory and Identity" can be taken independently.

This course will take place at the Department of Psychology (Missionsstrasse 64a).

There will be no class on 25 October.
Further information:
Course level:
B1/B2 [more]
Sandra Senti [more]
Wednesday, 18h00-20h00
27.9., 4.10., 11.10., 1.11., 8.11., 15.11., 22.11., 29.11. and 13.12.2017
Course period:
27.09.2017 - 13.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum one time.
± 120 minutes / week
Course fee:
CHF 288 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 576 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 26.09.2017
This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course.
If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
Registration no longer possible
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