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Academic English Programme – University of Reading

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    Access academic language and skills courses throughout your time at Reading

Academic English Programme

Our programme of Courses, Webinars and 1:1 Consultations will help you get more from your degree programme at Reading, by improving your academic language and communication skills while you study.

The Academic English Programme (AEP) is free to all fee-paying international/ EU students and has three strands:

  • a sign-up programme of courses and webinars open to all fee-paying international/EU students
  • 1:1 Consultations for individualised advice on Writing and Presenting in English
  • and modules or workshops in your discipline.


Courses and consultations on the programme are:

  • free to any fee-paying international or EU student
  • open to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • available at any stage of your studies at Reading.

See more detail of what is available to you each term:


  • Open Courses for Self-Enrolment
    We have a range of courses to meet your written and spoken academic communication needs:


  • Academic Language Webinars

We run a large series of 1-hour webinars designed to help you with the language needed in a range of academic communication contexts:


If you would like individual advice and feedback about your academic writing or speaking, you can meet our experienced academic language tutors on a one-to-one basis.

Find out more about individual consultations:


We work with many of the academic departments at Reading to provide subject-specific modules and workshops. Please check with your own Department to find out if this is an option for you.

Find out more  about discipline-specific AEP:

"I got a first on my public law essay. I wanted to tell you as soon as I found out, and I didn't want to wait until Friday. I couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you so much."

Undergraduate Law Student – Mauritius

Are you thinking about studying in the UK?

If you have not yet started a degree course at Reading, our Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme can help you improve your English language skills before you join us.


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