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The Academic English Programme (AEP) gives you access to academic language and skills courses throughout your time at Reading.

If you have any questions about the programme or need help with your Academic English, you can ask the AEP team.

Our Academic English tutors run drop-in sessions from Monday to Friday during term time, offering 10-minute sessions to either individuals or small groups of 3 people or less.

The AEP courses were probably the most valuable I took in my entire time at the University of Reading. I have already recommended them to other students.

MSc student, Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy.

Drop-in sessions

You do not need to book a session with the AEP team, just come along to get advice about Academic English or one of our courses.

Here are some things we can help you with:

  • quick tips on how to improve your academic vocabulary
  • suggestions on which course will help you improve your grammar
  • how to enrol on an AEP course.

If you would like more detailed advice about a piece of writing or a presentation, please request one of our 1:1 consultations.

  Time Location
Monday 13:00 to 14:00       Edith Morley, 230 
Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00 Online session
Wednesday 13:00 to 14:00 Edith Morley, 230 
Thursday 17:00 to 18:00 Online session
Friday 13:00 to 14:00 Edith Morley, 230

How to sign up for an Academic English course

For Academic Language webinars and Spoken Language courses and regular AEP updates

Enrol on the  Academic English Programme Blackboard Hub:

  • open this webpage in two tabs
  • in the first tab, sign into Blackboard
  • in the second tab, open the Hub Blackboard and follow the self-enrolment instructions.

If you have problems self-enrolling on the Hub, please contact or attend one of our Ask the AEP team sessions.


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.


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.