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With the help of our enthusiastic and experienced lecturers, you'll start using your new language from the first day in the classroom.

To sign up for an IWLP module, visit the how to apply page.

Engaging classes that prioritise active learning

With a maximum of 20 students in a class, your lecturer has the time to get to know you, understand your learning needs and offer plenty of feedback to help you improve. Classes are relaxed and friendly, and you will study alongside students from different year groups, courses and backgrounds.

From the very start, you will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in your target language through effective, varied and enjoyable activities, such as group work, presentations, role plays and problem solving exercises.

Contact time

Classes are three hours a week, split into a two-hour and a one-hour session on different days. You need to attend all three hours every week.

Classes run in weeks two to eleven in the Autumn term, weeks one to eleven in the Spring term and weeks one and two of the Summer term, with a final exam in the university-wide exam period in the Summer term.

You will be required to attend classes in person. If you will be studying abroad or undertaking a placement during term time, contact the IWLP Admin Office by emailing iwlp@reading.ac.uk before submitting your application, as this may affect whether you can take the module.

Assessment

There is a mixture of in-term coursework and exams. For all modules, the final assessment in the summer exam period comprises an oral assessment and a written exam.

For more information on the in-term coursework for individual modules, see the module descriptions on the individual language pages.

Additional study costs

You will need to buy a textbook for your studies. This should cost no more than £50 per module.

Outcomes

If you study a language as a credit-bearing module, your course results will be listed on your university transcript as one of your credit modules, alongside your overall degree result and other academic achievements.

As a non-credit student, you can request a certificate at the end of the module if you take the assessments.

Useful resources

The University's Library provides a wealth of resources to support and stimulate your language learning. In addition, you can find language learning materials, multimedia resources and a quiet study space in the Self-Access Centre for Language Learning (SACLL) in Edith Morley 230.