Language support

BalloonsYou can study abroad without speaking a second language  (even in non Anglophone countries) although we actively encourage all students to learn a second language from scratch or to improve your existing language skills.

Whilst most many of our partner institutions teach in English, there are facilities available at the University of Reading and through the ERASMUS programme to help you learn a language.

Studying another language will undoubtedly help you whilst abroad and can help improve your confidence, but will also help improve your C.V. and could be of benefit in your future career.

Institute Wide Language Programme

The Institute-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) provides foreign language tuition to all Reading students who wish to improve their language skills for academic or other purposes.

You can potentially study another modern language for credit which can count as part of your degree degree programme, and you will be taught by a dedicated and experienced team of tutors who want to ensure that you feel more confident in speaking and understanding your chosen foreign language. It is an ideal preparation for your study period, but also will increase your skills and confidence.

ERASMUS Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

The Erasmus OLS designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which they will work or study abroad so that they can make the most out of their experience.

it offers online language courses, with assessments at the beginning and end of the placement in order to help assess your linguistic progress.

The OLS is available for German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch, with plans to expand it to other European languages in the future.

its available to students in the year that they participate.
Please contact studyabroad@reading.ac.uk for further details.

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