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 20 of InForm due to be published in December 2020. The deadline for submitting an article for Issue 20 is 30 September 2020. 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, which this year is hosted by Queen Mary University of London. This excellent day of talks and networking is a great opportunity to learn about developments and innovation in the sector and share best practice with other dedicated individuals. 

Date: Saturday 4 July 2020. InForm YouTube video

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:

InForm YouTube Video 



Download InForm

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

Latest Issue:

InForm Journal Issue 19

InForm Issue 19:  December 2019

Theme: Evolution of international foundation programmes - recognising a new environment and adapting to change

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Inside Issue 19:

  • Situating language learning in the art and design studio
  • Academic skills in Russian university students: raising standards and building confidence through an IFP
  • An intervention to adapt the lecture format using technology-enhanced learning
  • Does online translation have a place in foundation EAP modules? 
  • Digital age pen pals: the Zoom project
  • Are changes necessary? Enhancing student engagement on an international foundation programme
  • Bursting the bubble and bringing the real world into our classrooms to increase student engagement
  • Teaching mindfulness to enhance meaningful learning
  • Redesigning an existing support programme for low-level foundation students through graded readers
  • Infusing Business and Management curricula in IFP with Entrepreneurship: an appraisal of how Entrepreneurship might enhance both language and business skills
  • Letter: 10 years in international pathways to Higher Education: a letter to celebrate a decade of the InForm journal
Past issues are available on the Download InForm page.

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Join the InForm discussion list. The list is hosted by JISCmail and is open to all members of the academic community associated with IFPs.

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