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Sabita Burke

BA English Language and Linguistics

Sabita benefited from the wealth of internship opportunities on offer to graduate with a range of new skills. 

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Katie Halley

BA English Language and Linguistics

Katie speaks about the variety of modules and opportunities available to her and her classmates. 

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Taz Usher

BA English Language and Linguistics

Taz benefited from working  at the student newspaper, The Spark, which gave her a wealth of transferable skills upon graduation. 

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Hope O'Grady

BA English Language and Linguistics

Hope gained some excellent placement experience working in a prison, where she helped inmates develop their English skills.

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Sophie Murray

BA Spanish and English Language alumna

Sophie Murray graduated from Reading in 2021 with a First Class Honours in Spanish and English Language. 

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Study Abroad

Find out what it's like to study abroad at a foreign institution, with the opportunity to learn about a new culture and potentially learn a foreign language. 

Study Abroad stories


Why study with us?

We allow you to specialise in the areas of the English language which suit your interests, while providing access to first-class teaching and support and the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.

Life in the Department

Learn in a collaborative environment where you'll be encouraged to produce your very best work. You'll also get first-hand guidance from expert academics and experienced professionals.


Our research

Our research brings a breadth of applied linguistic expertise to explore the use and learning of English as a first and second language, and into how the multilingual mind works in context.