Languages Gateway. Your passport to a world of opportunity.Languages Gateway. Your passport to a world of opportunity.Languages Gateway. Your passport to a world of opportunity.Languages Gateway. Your passport to a world of opportunity.

The Languages Gateway provides information for students on all aspects of the languages offer at the University of Sheffield. Whether you are thinking of a full degree programme in foreign languages, or you intend to pursue another degree discipline but are thinking of a languages module to enhance your skills through the 'Languages for All' programme, this gateway provides the information you need to consider your choices.

20 languages to choose from

20 languages20 languages, from absolute beginners to advanced level, which will you choose?

Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Luxembourgish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

You can also take short taster courses through our Students’ Union "Give it a Go" programme, such as British Sign Language, Greek and Japanese.

Student testimonials

Thomas“In an increasingly competitive labour market…having the ability to speak, write and understand a second language can make a difference.”

Thomas, BA Politics with Italian as an elective module. Now working in Italy.

"Czech is a really quirky language and I love it. Learning Czech really makes me stand out from the crowd!"

Christopher, BA Modern Languages.

Be part of an international community

international communityAt the University of Sheffield you can gain a truly international outlook through your course. You will share learning experiences with students from around 130 countries and experience teaching by internationally renowned academics of almost 90 nationalities.

Learn in a way that suits you

Depending on your chosen language you can study:

  • as an accredited module during your degree
  • as an elective module during your degree
  • as part of your study abroad experience
  • through your employment experience
  • at evening, weekend and vacation classes
  • through ‘tandem learning’ with native speakers
  • through our many international clubs and student societies.