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British Culture and English Language

Learn about British culture while improving your English language skills.

As a student from a partner university, you will experience studying at the University of Reading on this two-week course. You will receive core teaching in the English Language and UK culture, and enjoy educational and cultural trips.

What will you study?

  • Explore aspects of contemporary British culture.
  • Practise speaking and writing in English on a wide variety of topics.
  • Experience life within a UK university environment.

How will you study?

  • in-person lectures from University academic staff 
  • group work and workshops led by ISLI staff
  • visits to academic departments to meet the staff and students, in preparation for studying in the UK
  • cultural events and trips to broaden your understanding of British culture and society.


The Summer School is currently open to students from University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) and Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST). Course fees and further details are available on request. Other bespoke short courses for students can be arranged through the Short Courses team.

For more information, contact Dr Lucy Watson at