InForm: a journal for international foundation programme professionals

InformInForm is the journal of teaching and learning related practice for members of the academic community associated with International Foundation Programmes (IFPs). It is produced under the auspices of the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading with the aim of publishing articles from the wider IFP sector. Copies of InForm can be downloaded below.

Submitting an article

We are currently accepting articles for Issue 19 of InForm due to be published in December 2019. The deadline for submitting an article for Issue 19 is 30 September 2019. Please send your papers to and be sure to read the writers guide below. 

InForm Writers Guide

InForm Conference 2020 

Join other IFP professionals at the annual InForm conference. The details of the next event haven't been released yet. The date will be at the end of June or beginning of July 2020.

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More information about the conference can be found on the InForm Conference page and the value of InForm conferences is presented in this short video:





Download InForm

Please download the latest issue below. Past issues are available on the Download InForm page.

Latest Issue:

 InForm Issue 18

InForm Issue 18:  December 2018

Theme: Transition into university: providing the tools for success


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Inside Issue 18:

  • Not a problem to be fixed 
  • Developing 'soft' transferable skills to achieve 'hard' targets through cultural and community engagement: a case study
  • Investigating IELTS scores and vocabulary size for streaming and curriculum design purposes on International Foundation Programmes 
  • Effectively developing IFP students' library skills  
  • International Foundation Programmes as Socialisation Structures: understanding the first-year experiences of post-EAP students
  • The University food transition: what tools can we provide?
  • Highlighting the gap between IELTS and academic writing for students on foundation programmes
  • 'The Discerning Student': A framework for developing critical thinking skills with international foundation students
  • Using flipped learning to engage and integrate international students
  • Peer mentoring of international Foundation students
  • Problem-Based Learning: solving the problem of preparing high-level EAP foundation students for undergraduate study
Past issues are available on the Download InForm page.

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