Take your studies to the next level, by enrolling on one or more of the free courses on the Academic English Programme (AEP). If you are a fee-paying international or EU student at Reading, you can take any of our courses to help you get the most from your degree.
MSc student, Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy.
Learn and practise a variety of grammatical structures and improve the accuracy, clarity and style of your writing. This five-week course covers crucial aspects of academic grammar including verb tenses, sentence structure and flow, relative clauses, modality, complex noun phrase formation and accurate article and preposition use.
Law student, Summer 2020
Core Academic Writing Skills
Master the key elements of effective written academic communication. This six-week course develops your skills and language to effectively incorporate sources (by summarising, paraphrasing, and synthesising), write cohesive and coherent texts, respond critically, and employ a range of phraseological patterns and sentence structures.
Better understand what is expected in the most common written assignment genre at university, the essay. This six-week course demonstrates what "having a clear voice" and "being critical" mean within this written genre. You are also provided with vital tools for developing an effective argument and coherent overall structure.
Economics Student, Summer 2020
Law student, 2018
Dissertation and Thesis Writing
Develop the understanding and skills to write about your research clearly, effectively and appropriately. Each lesson of this six-week course will involve analysis of extracts from successful research writing texts. You will explore the organisational patterns and linguistic features distinct to each section of the text.
This course will run again in Spring 2023.
Agriculture, Policy and Development Student, Spring 2020