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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 twelve in Semester 1 and weeks one to twelve in Semester 2.

You will be required to attend classes in person. If you will be studying abroad or undertaking a placement during the academic year, 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

For all modules, there is a mixture of coursework and exams. The coursework content depends on the Stage, but it is due in week one of the Semester 1 assessment period. The oral assessment takes place in week twelve of the Semester 2 teaching period and the the final written exam takes place in week one of the Semester 2 assessment period.

For more information on the coursework requirements 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 confirming your mark if you complete the assessments. If you do not complete the assessments but attend more than 75% of classes, you can request a certification of attendance.

Useful resources

The University's Library provides a wealth of resources to support and stimulate your language learning. In addition, you can find a quiet study space in the Global Study Lounge in Edith Morley 230.