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We offer a range of Academic English courses free to fee-paying international or EU students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Our courses are available at any stage of your studies at Reading.


Academic Language Webinars

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


Online courses for self-enrolment

We have a range of online academic grammar, writing and presentation courses designed for independent learning, with the option to attend weekly live online sessions.


Consultations for writing and presentations

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.

Our programme will help you get more from your degree, by improving your academic language and communication skills while you study.

The Academic English programme has four strands:

If you have any questions, ask the AEP team


Sign up for our courses

Self-enrol on our Academic English Programme Blackboard Hub to sign up for our courses and to receive updates about what AEP is offering during the year.


Live spoken language courses

We offer face-to-face spoken language courses to help you develop your confidence, fluency and accuracy when speaking.


Academic Language and Literacy Liaison

Each department at Reading has a dedicated Academic Language and Literacy Liaison contact from ISLI's Academic English Programme (AEP).