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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.

d.devane@reading.ac.uk

 

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

g.b.kendon@reading.ac.uk

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

s.mattin@reading.ac.uk

 

Liaison for Henley Business School (PGT)

g.peacock@reading.ac.uk

 

Liaison for Henley Business School (UG)

j.sizer@reading.ac.uk

 

Liaison for Law

s.a.watkins@reading.ac.uk

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

k.whiteside@reading.ac.uk

 

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 s.mattin@reading.ac.uk

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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.

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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.

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Live spoken language courses

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