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

Academic Language and Literacy Liaisons have a wealth of experience in designing and delivering discipline-specific language and literacy provisions, and a unique understanding of the international student experience.

We can offer advice and support on matters related to international/EU students and any student whose first language is not English, including

  • Setting up a new credit or non-credit discipline-specific AEP offering in your department
  • Designing smaller, more targeted inputs, such as a lecture or series of workshops
  • Interventions for individual students
  • Supporting students' transition to a new academic culture
  • Academic Integrity challenges for non-native English speakers
  • Communicating effectively with your international cohort


See our Discipline-specific page for details of academic language and literacy modules and sessions we currently offer across campus.

The Liaison Team

Liaison for Humanities, Agriculture, Policy & Development, and Politics, Economics and International Relations.


Liaison for Chemistry, Pharmacy, Mathematical, Physical & Computational Sciences, Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science, and Biological Sciences.

Liaison for the Institute of Education, Literature & Languages, Food Science, Psychology, and Arts and Communication Design.


Liaison for Henley Business School (PGT)


Liaison for Henley Business School (UG)


Liaison for Law

Liaison for the Graduate School (and all PGR students), and Built Environment.


If you have an enquiry and are from a Department or Programme that does not yet have a liaison contact, contact Sarah Mattin, the AEP Director on


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.


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.


Live spoken language courses

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