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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.

ISLI Academic Language and Literacy Liaison staff

 School Departments  ISLI Liaison
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD)

Department of Agri-Food Economics and Marketing

Department of Animal Sciences

Department of Crop Science

Department of International Development

Department of Sustainable Land Management

Graduate Institute of International Development Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE)

Daniel Devane
School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences (SAGES)

Department of Archaeology

Department of Geography and Environmental Science

Gill Kendon
School of Arts and Communication Design (SACD)

Reading School of Art,

Department of Film, Theatre and Television

Department of Typography and Graphic Communication

Jennifer Sizer
School of Biological Sciences (SBS)

Biomedical Sciences

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Gill Kendon
School of Built Environment (SBE)

School of Architecture

School of Construction Management and Engineering

Jennifer Sizer
School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy (SCFP)

Department of Chemistry

Reading School of Pharmacy

Gill Kendon


Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Sarah Mattin
Institute of Education (IoE)   Sarah Mattin
 Reading School of Law   Sebastian Watkins
School of Humanities

Department of Languages and Cultures

Department of English literature

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics 

Department of Classics

Department of History

Sarah Mattin
School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (SMPCS)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Meteorology

Department of Computer Science

Gill Kendon
School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (SPPE)

Department of Politics and International Relations

Department of Economics

Department of Philosophy

Daniel Devane
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences (PCLS)   Anastasios Asimakopoulos
Henley Business School (UG)   Jennifer Sizer

Henley Business School (PGT)   Anna Ziomek
(Maternity cover)
The Doctoral and Researcher College   Karin Whiteside

Academic Language Webinars

One-hour webinars designed to help you with the language needed in a range of academic communication contexts. Attendance can count towards the Training and Development component of your RED Award.


Consultations for writing and presentations

 Meet with our experienced academic language tutors, on a one-to-one basis, for individual advice and feedback on your academic writing or speaking,


Spoken language courses

Live spoken language courses to help you develop your confidence, fluency and accuracy when speaking.