UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Academic Reading Courses

French, German and Italian Academic Reading courses

Part-Time Courses: October-March

Academic Reading Courses in French, German and Italian are offered from beginners to advanced levels and are especially designed to assist research students with the acquisition of reading from the very beginning of their graduate studies. These courses have been taught successfully over the last 16 years.

All courses are taught by language tutors with experience in the methodology of reading skills. Students are introduced to a number of core concepts of the language and specific aspects of reading at the respective levels, as well as selecting text material relevant to their own research for analysis.

Participants who complete a course are able to assess, read and translate original academic texts at the respective levels, as well as scan research material in order to assess its suitability.

Postgraduate Research Students

UCL Postgraduate research students may apply for funding from the UCL Doctoral Skills Development Programme (UCL Doc Skills) to cover course fees. Please note that the programme will only consider funding students who, after they have registered for their degree, unexpectedly find that an Academic Reading course is essential to carry out their research.

How to register


Course structure

Terms 1 and 2 (20 weeks total) - Group Work

  • Minimum five participants.
  • £500 per participant for 20 weeks.
  • 40 hours total tuition from October 2019 to March 2020.
  • 2-hours per week.

One-to-one tuition

  • £50 per participant per hour. 

Course dates

Term 1

Monday 14 October 2019 - Friday 13 December 2019 (9 weeks, including UCL Reading Week)

Term 2

Monday 13 January 2020 - Friday 27 March 2020 (11 weeks, including UCL Reading Week)

    Further Information

    Information is available to download here, from the CLIE Language Modules office or from the Doctoral Skills Development Programme website.