UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Academic Reading Courses

French, German and Italian

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 15 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.

UCL Postgraduate research students may apply for funding from the Doctoral Skills Development Programme to cover course fees. 

Please note that the Doctoral Skills Development 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 (most students requiring French, German or Italian will already possess these language skills on entry to their degree programme).


Further Information

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