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Lynda O'Brien

BA Applied English Language Studies

"Studying at Reading proved to be a great decision for me.I've been impressed by the quality of teaching and the support provided in the department – tutors are always available to give advice and they each show an enthusiasm for their subject which is inspiring. The course provided a good range of module choice with plenty of opportunity to discuss issues and present ideas during lectures and seminars which were pleasingly less formal than I had expected. I am a mature student but have felt perfectly comfortable with the younger students and found few problems accommodating the work load around family life. I've enjoyed Reading so much I'm returning to do postgraduate study."

Richard Rhodes

BA Applied English Language Studies

"I didn't think that the course would be so involving and give so many options. Around the core modules that you study, there is a variety of options which can take you in different linguistic disciplines, from sociology to pathology, psychology or even forensic science. If you're willing to work, the staff are more than happy to give you their attention, support and lend you some expertise. Linguistics is not just a degree, the understanding of effective interaction enables you to function as an effective communicator socially, but more importantly, in a business setting."

Laura Eyre

BA Applied English Language Studies

"As a student with an unbridled passion and interest in the English language and all that it entails, the opportunities for detailed study in so many aspects of the subject thus far throughout my course here at Reading have been fantastic.

The enthusiasm and care of the staff has been a great influence on my enjoyment of the course and I am grateful for the encouragement and excitement with which they present new ideas and information to us, the students.

The past two years have been fabulous and I am very much looking forward to the further challenges which my final year shall no doubt have in store for me."

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