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London Reading
University of Reading

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential-homestay
Start dates 2/7, 3/7, 9/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

Whiteknights Campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. Its location is ideal to explore the county of Berkshire and enjoy local visits to the Reading medieval city centre.
It is a thriving community and features the Students’ Union, library, places to eat and one the UK’s best student clubs. You’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep!


  • Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms
  • Full board homestay accommodation in twin/triple rooms

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  • 2 Full-day Excursions
  • 5 Half-day Excursions
  • 2 Entrances
  • Hard Rock Cafe Meal
  • British Experience: Harry Potter Experience
  • 40 English lessons: 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks  completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA British Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • Harry Potter Experience
  2. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Two English breakfasts
    • Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions
  3. Hard Rock Cafe
  4. Two full-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • London with Walking Tour & Cruise Thames (admission included)
    • Bath with Roman Baths (admission included)
  5. Two half-day excursions to Reading by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour
    • Shopping at the Oracle
  6. Two half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Windsor with Walking Tour
    • London: Piccadilly Circus & ‘mad shopping’ in Oxford Street
  7. One half-day excursion to Harris Garden and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Visit of the University of Reading Botanic Garden
  8. Sport and leisure activities:
    • Support of mother tongue staff

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme


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