Dr Anthony Manning

Dean for Internationalisation


Academic career

As Dean for Internationalisation, Anthony is responsible for the development, review and implementation of international activity across the University. As Kent adopts a 360 degree approach to internationalisation, this involves key aspects of education, research and student experience.   Anthony's particular area of academic specialism is in the teaching and assessment of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Modern Foreign Languages and Academic Skills. Anthony’s recent publications are associated with training for educators in the assessment of EAP. Anthony is also one of the principal authors of the Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK), published by Garnet. He has also authored other texts for students and teachers of EAP and English for Specific Academic Purposes with Cambridge University press, Oxford University press and Garnet.

Anthony first joined the University of Kent in 2010 as Director of the Centre for English and World Languages, having previously worked at the University of Reading as Assistant Director to the International Study and Language Centre. During his career Anthony has also taught in France, Germany, China and Japan.


Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository


  • Manning, A. (2011). EAP- An all round challenge. English Teaching Professional:46-47.
  • Manning, A. and Maier, P. (2010). Why IFP admissions don’t always add up:the need for an International Mathematics Testing System. InForm: A journal for international foundation professionals:14-16.
  • Manning, A. (2009). Cross Curricular Collaboration through the IFP. InForm: A journal for international foundation professionals [Online]:5-6. Available at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/inform/Inform_issue_4.pdf.
  • Manning, A. (2007). Practically Academic: Presentation Plus. EL Gazette:11-11.
  • Manning, A. (2007). It’s all English to me: Academic English does have some particular characteristics but is not that different from the common or garden variety. EL Gazette:10-10.

Book section

  • Manning, A. (2016). Investigating aspects of assessment literacy for teachers of English for Academic Purposes : Language Assessment for Multilingualism. In: Saville, N. and Weir, C. eds. Language Assessment for Multilingualism: Proceedings of the ALTE Paris Conference, April 2014 (Studies in Language Testing). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 342-374.

Conference or workshop item

  • Manning, A. (2016). Promoting and implementing comprehensive internationalisation in Higher Education. In: Leading Change in Higher Education- Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Available at: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/.
  • Bali, V., Cazemier, F., Finlayson, R. and Manning, A. (2015). Alternative pathways to higher education. In: CIS Forum 2015.
  • Manning, A. (2014). Investigating Aspects of Assessment Literacy for Teachers of English for Academic Purposes. In: ALTE. Available at: http://events.cambridgeenglish.org/alte-2014/docs/presentations/alte2014-anthony-manning.pdf.
  • Manning, A. (2014). Investigating EAP Teacher Assessment Literacy. In: BALEAP PIM: Teacher Education for EAP. Available at: http://www.uefap.com/baleap/pim-programmes/shu_teached_draft.pdf.
  • Manning, A. (2009). EAP for the IFP: do EAP and subject tutors share priorities?. In: BALEAP Conference.
  • Manning, A. (2005). Developing Transferable Academic Skills and the role of the IFP. In: Higher Education Academy - Annual Conference. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/.
  • Manning, A. (2005). Facilitating positive backwash- EAP assessment and the IFP. In: IATEFL. Available at: http://www.iatefl.org/annual-conference/past-conferences.


  • Manning, A. (2016). Assessing EAP: Theory and Practice in Assessment Literacy. [Online]. Reading, UK: Garnet. Available at: https://www.garneteducation.com/Book/762/Assessing_EAP:_Theory_and_practice_in_Assessment_Literacy.html.
  • Manning, A., Sowton, C. and Thaine, C. (2012). Cambridge Academic English B1+ Intermediate Teacher’s Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP. [Online]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/english-academic-purposes/cambridge-academic-english/cambridge-academic-english-b1-intermediate-integrated-skills-course-eap-teachers-book.
  • Manning, A. (2008). English for Language and Linguistics. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/9/English_for_Language_and_Linguistics_in_Higher_Education_Studies.html.
  • Manning, A. (2007). Studio Five: A Graded Reader for Literacy Training With International Students. [Online]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/items/global/graded_readers/dominoes/one/9780194247658?cc=gb&selLanguage=en.
  • Manning, A. and Fava-Verde, A. (2007). Essay Writing. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/52/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_8:_Essay_Writing.html.
  • Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2007). Presentations. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/55/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_11:_Presentations.html.
  • Fava-Verde, A., Manning, A. and Nukui, C. (2007). Problem-Solving. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/49/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_5:_Problem-Solving.html.
  • Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2007). Seminars and Tutorials. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/47/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_3:_Seminars_and_Tutorials.html.
  • Manning, A. and Russell, F. (2007). Introduction to IT Skills. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/51/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_7:_Introduction_to_IT_Skills.html.
  • Manning, A. (2007). Key Foundation Skills. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/45/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_1:_Key_Foundation_Skills.html.
  • Manning, A. and Russell, F. (2007). Examination Technique. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/56/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_12:_Examination_Technique.html.
  • Manning, A. and O’Cain, A. (2007). Research and Referencing. [Online]. Reading: Garnet. Available at: http://www.garneteducation.com/Book/54/Transferable_Academic_Skills_Kit:_University_Foundation_Study_Module_10:_Research_and_Referencing.html.


  • Manning, A. (2013). EAP Assessment Literacy.


  • Manning, A. (2016). Quality and Innovation for international pathway programs: good practice and recommendations for the future in the UK context and beyond. In: Bernat, E. ed. University Pathways: A Global Perspective. Springer.
Total publications in KAR: 27 [See all in KAR]