The International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI) is a not-for-profit organisation. It includes researchers, educators and parents from around the world.

The aim of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction is to contribute to raising standards of literacy in the English language based on robust research and high-quality instruction in the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.

Our focus is on literacy for learners of all ages wherever in the world English is taught  – regardless of whether English is the first or additional language.

Click here to find out more about IFERI’s aims and what science and experience tell us about reading and reading instruction

On our site you will find:

EVIDENCE from research and leading-edge practice

RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE to provide practical support for trainers, teachers, learners and parents

NEWS ITEMS including accounts of sustained success and what might cause learners to fail

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Improving life chances through literacy