English in Psychology: Learning Strategies, Memory and Identity

The main goal of this course is to become more familiar with written and spoken English as used in the psychological context of learning strategies, memory and identity and to be able to understand and apply this professional English.

Participants will be taught writing strategies designed to aid them in improving their English, and will receive additional support according to their specific needs. 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, psychological terminology in general will be practiced.

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

Course information

Anmeldung nach Einstufung möglich. Registration after placement still possible.
Course level
28.02.2019 - 23.05.2019
Sandra Senti, Dr.
Credit points
Registration deadline
Monday 25.02.2019
Course fee
Students and PhD candidates: CHF 291.00
University employees: CHF 579.00
Alumni: CHF 579.00

There will be no classes on 7 March, 14 March (Fasnacht), 18 April (Easter) and 25 April 2019.


Requirements for acquisition of credit points

In order to receive credit points, candidates will

  • not be absent more than once,
  • read and prepare selected articles,
  • learn new vocabulary with the help of word lists (key words),
  • submit two satisfactory summaries of articles (if a summary is unsatisfactory, it may be resubmitted once),
  • prepare an oral summary of an article (20-30 min. including class discussion plus a one-pager handout).

You can get a total of 3 credit points.

Students are assessed by means of a portfolio (pass/fail).


± 120 minutes / week

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.

Placement test

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: 18.05.2019 from 10:00 - 16:00.

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