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Pre-degree courses

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International Foundation Programme

Do you want to study at a British university, but don’t have the correct qualifications for direct entry to undergraduate?

The IFP provides you with an opportunity to gain a degree at Reading or pursue undergraduate studies at another highly ranked university.

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Pre-Sessional English

If you need to improve your English before starting an undergraduate or postgraduate course, you can join one of our Pre-Sessional English programmes.

Our flexible classes are tailored to your needs, including when you start and how long you study with us.

English language tests

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Want to study in the UK?

We offer a variety of programmes and courses that can improve your English language and study skills, while introducing you to life at a UK university.

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Need to prove your English language skills?

Find the English language test that suits your needs, whether you want to study, work or migrate.

Current students

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Improve your academic English

Develop your academic language and communication skills while you study. Our programme of courses, webinars and one to one consultations will help you get more from your degree programme.

Enhance your studies

Want to improve your English language skills or learn a new language or experience life in a different country? If so, we can help you get the most out of your studies at Reading.

InForm Conference 2022

InForm is the journal and conference of teaching and learning-related practice for members of the academic community associated with International Foundation Programmes (IFPs).

Please join us in person or online for the InForm Conference at the University of Reading on Saturday 30 July 2022.

Find out more about the conference

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Short courses

Find out more about the short courses we offer. We can create bespoke programmes for your organisation.

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Language learning facility

The Self-Access Centre for Language Learning (SACLL) provides language learning support and materials to the university community. 

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Meet our experts

ISLI is staffed by qualified and experienced tutors, who are supported by a team of friendly administrators. Contact us to find out more about the services we offer.