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The University of Reading offers you a stimulating academic environment in which to prepare for your future studies.

Learn from experts

You will benefit from our highly successful teaching methods and expert staff:

  • Small classes – with just 12–16 students in each class, you receive individual support from your tutor and can easily join in class activities.
  • integrated language and skills teaching – you learn and practise your English language skills through activities such as essay writing and listening to lectures
  • Learning strategies – we help you prepare for independent study at a UK university.

"I learned thousands of strategies to improve my writing, listening, speaking and note-taking in lectures, as well as time management skills!"

Ibtisam Al Khaifi – Oman

High-quality resources

The University of Reading offers a range of resources to support your learning, including:

  • Multimedia classrooms
  • Self-Access Centre for Language Learning (SACLL)
  • Course materials written by our experienced and qualified staff.

Comprehensive assessment

The PSE programme at Reading incorporates its own assessment so that you do not need to take a separate external test (such as IELTS or TOEFL).

Most degree courses at Reading accept students from the PSE programme with an exit score of 0.5 below the target.

Apply now

Find out how you can apply for the Pre-sessional English programme at Reading