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International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)  have many years of experience providing training for a range of organisations from around the world, representing many different educational and institutional contexts.

By working with us, you can benefit from our expertise in designing and delivering tailor-made staff training programmes aimed at:

  • school and university teachers of English
  • academics who need to write and publish research in English
  • university administrators who would like to improve their support services
  • university leadership teams.

Depending on your organisational requirements, we can design a course that lasts from one week to three months. Courses require a minimum of 10 participants and are delivered at the University of Reading or online.

Teachers of English

ISLI can work with you to develop professional development courses in order to upgrade professional knowledge and skills in teaching English as a second/foreign language, and enhance understanding of the English Language in a British cultural context.

Courses will include language teaching methodologies, visits to local schools, and cultural programme.

Academics in Higher Education

If you represent an institute of higher education, ISLI can work with you to provide courses for groups of academic staff who need to develop their skills in writing research papers in English.

University Administrators

ISLI can provide courses to develop an understanding of UK university administration, such as student services.

Further information

During their stay, participants live with a local host family or in University accommodation.

To discuss options for group short courses for your institution, please complete our enquiry form or contact us at


Visiting Student Programme

If your students are interested in experiencing life in a UK university, we can design a bespoke course for you.

Our courses aim to improve your students' English language skills, introduce them to British culture and give them the opportunity to study specific university subjects.


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.


Homestay hosting

Many of the students on our short courses, such as our professional development courses and the Visiting Student Programme, choose to stay with a local host family.