Staff Profile:Gill Kendon

Ms Gill Kendon
Job Title:
Lecturer - AEP Co-ordinator and Pre-sessional Course Director

During the autumn and spring terms, my main responsibility is developing and teaching discipline specific academic skills provision for the Academic English Programme (AEP). I currently work with students within Pharmacy, Meteorology and the Henley Business School. In the summer I am course director within the Pre-Sessional English programme (PSE).

Base Section:
Academic English Programme

Active Projects:

I am currently developing AEP provision to support a new MSc Pharmacy programme due to start in Autumn 2020. In summer 2019, I supervised a UROP project to investigate the independent study habits of summer pre-sessional students. I also work with the Assessment team on developing new TEEP tests.


I started teaching English in 2002, coming to the profession relatively late after working in the IT and telecommunications sectors. I taught overseas in Spain, Germany and Poland, in schools, companies and colleges before returning to the UK to work as an ESOL and EFL tutor. From 2013, I have taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the University of Reading. Particular interests include fostering learner autonomy and using technology effectively in and out of the classroom.

A Few Personal Comments:
I once spent 6 weeks cycling around Cuba and wish the roads of Reading were as quiet.

BSc (Southampton), MSc (Edinburgh), CELTA (IH London), MA Kings College London, FHEA

Conferences attended :

IATEFL TEASIG 'Technology for Teachers in Assessment - the immediate future' Nov 2018

BALEAP testing roadshow Glasgow May 2018

BAAL TEASIG Nottingham Trent 'Designing and Assessing Integrated Skills Tests' Apr 2018


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Gill Kendon

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5621

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