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Robert Pitt

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I am currently responsible for teaching two modules on the International Foundation Programme: Academic Skills and International English. This term I have also been teaching one generic module, Presentation Skills, on the Academic English Programme.


Pre-sessional English

PSE 2, 3, 4, 5, and 4a, plus 2-week Henan extension course.

Academic English Programme

Generic modules: Dissertation and Thesis Writing, Using Sources Successfully and Avoiding Plagiarism, Academic Writing Essentials and Practice, Academic Grammar, Academic Vocabulary, Presentation Skills, Listening & Speaking, Speaking, Social English, Pronunciation.

Embedded module: AE Accounting.

International Foundation Programme:

Academic Skills, International English.


I started out as a teacher in Barcelona, Spain, where I moved just after completing my first degree, eventually staying there for five years.

My career in the teaching of EAP and study skills both overseas and in the UK spans a period of over twenty years. For most of this time I worked in Salonika, Greece, initially at the foundation college level for students intending to study at British universities, then at an American liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees in the arts, sciences and business administration, and more recently at an American agricultural college.

I first taught at Reading University in 2004 on one of the pre-sessional courses offered by ISLI during the summer, since then returning a further twelve times, before eventually taking up a more permanent position here.

Academic qualifications

BA Sociology and Social Anthropology (Hull)

RSA CTEFL (IH Barcelona)

MSc Information Management (Lancaster)

MA Linguistics for English Language Teaching (Lancaster)


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