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 18 of InForm due to be published in December 2018. The deadline for submitting an article for Issue 18 is 30 September 2018. Please send your papers to and be sure to read the writers guide below. 

InForm Writers Guide

InForm Conference 2018 

Join other IFP professionals at the annual InForm conference. This year the event is on the 30th of June and is hosted by the University of Birmingham.

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:





Download InForm

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

Latest Issue:

 Inform Issue 17

InForm Issue 17:  December 2017

Theme: Innovative ideas for enhanced student engagement



Inside Issue 17:

  • Disengagement and early Intervention
  • Enhancing IFP students' engagement through pronunciation peer practice
  • Evaluating student engagement with independent learning materials on International Foundation and Pre-master's programmes: a qualitative study of the student perspective
  • Implementing continuous summative assessments for enhanced student engagement: benefits and challenges at The University of Edinburgh
  • In Class Group Competition: an exploratory game approach for enhanced student participation 
  • Synoptic Assessment on the Foundation Certificate for Art, Design and Media 
  • Increasing engagement through structured tutorials
  • Engaging Foundation learners with a student-led magazine - the experience of the BIA, University of Birmingham
  • 'Making it real': A practitioner approach to innovation in EAP seminar speaking assessment
  • Managing student expectations to enhance international student recruitment
  • From Agency to Participation: the transition from International Foundation Programme to undergraduate study 
  • Developing critical engagement through service-learning
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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