IATEFL Belfast 2022

Information about our courses and services for IATEFL members and conference delegates.

A group of 8 students stood outside the entrance to the ELTC building, with the IATEFL Belfast 2022 conference logo in the top right corner.

Thank you for your interest in our Teacher Training & Development programmes. The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) is part of The University of Sheffield and one of the largest university language centres in the UK.

Below are a selection of our courses, programmes and services that may be of interest to IATEFL members. For more information please click the links and headings below, or use the e-mail addresses listed beside each course.

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Teacher Training

CELTA Courses

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous English teaching experience and the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world. It's a great pathway towards beginning your career as an English language teacher. 

We offer regular part-time and intensive CELTA courses at our centre. For more information visit our CELTA webpage:

CELTA Overview

CELTA Frequently Asked Questions

Email: tefl@sheffield.ac.uk

DELTA Module 1, 2 & 3 Courses

We offer fully online, part-time DELTA Module 1 and Module 3 preparation courses at the English Language Teaching Centre, and also offer a Local Tutor service in partnership with NILE for Module 2.

For further information about our upcoming courses, please click on the relevant links below.

DELTA Overview and General Information

DELTA Module 1 - Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching

DELTA Module 2 - Developing professional practice

DELTA Module 3 - Extending practice and English language teaching specialism

Email: tefl@sheffield.ac.uk

Being a Teacher Trainer

A practical course for new teacher trainers. 

Moving from teacher to trainer is not an easy step for even experienced teachers to make. Our fully online programme covers many common aspects of a trainer’s role from planning and delivering workshops to observing lessons and giving feedback to mentoring less experienced colleagues. The course has been designed to help new or inexperienced teacher trainers feel more confident as they make the transition from teacher to trainer. 

The next course dates are yet to be confirmed, but you can register your interest by sending an email to the address below.

Learn More

Email: tefl@sheffield.ac.uk

Learning Technologies in EAP

Our Learning Technologies in EAP course is an online programme designed to help EAP teachers feel more confident and capable using technology in their classrooms and with their students.

The next fully online course starts on January 21 2022 and runs for 10 weeks until April 1 2022.

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Email: eltc-lteap@sheffield.ac.uk

Instructional Design for Language Teachers

Our Instructional Design for Language Teachers course can help experienced teachers design flipped and asynchronous materials.

The next fully online course starts on January 24 2022 and runs for 10 weeks until April 1 2022.

Learn More

Email: eltc-lteap@sheffield.ac.uk

Corpus Course for Teachers

Our Corpus Course for Teachers is an online programme designed to help EAP teachers develop a greater practical understanding of how to use a range of corpus web tools with their students.

The next fully online course starts on February 21 2022 and runs for 6 weeks until April 1 2022.

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Email: eltc-lteap@sheffield.ac.uk

Bespoke Teacher Training and Development Courses

In addition to our scheduled programmes, we are also able to offer bespoke training and development courses. These are tailored to the needs of your organisation or institution and can be delivered over different lengths and times.

Please contact Will Nash to discuss your specific requirements:

Phone: +44 114 222 1784

Email: w.nash@sheffield.ac.uk

English Language Courses

University English (General English)

Our University English course is our full-time general English language course for anyone who wants to improve their English language skills. The course is designed to improve your English Language skills for a variety of educational, personal and professional reasons.

Course Overview

Email: eltc@sheffield.ac.uk

Business & Professional English

A business focused course designed to provide the essential skills and language you need to be successful in your workplace.

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Bespoke English Language Courses
Details of tailored courses that can be made available through the ELTC and options for how these can be taken.

We can offer bespoke teacher training and English language courses to fit your requirements.

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Email: eltcstudytours@sheffield.ac.uk

English Language Testing

IELTS Exam Centre

The English Language Teaching Centre is an authorised IELTS Test Centre offering regular IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training modules in both the IELTS on Paper and IELTS on Computer formats.

For further information please visit our IELTS webpage


Email: eltc.IELTS@sheffield.ac.uk

Cambridge Exam Centre (B1 - C2)

Our centre is authorised by Cambridge Assessment English to offer Cambridge Exams. We offer multiple B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency exams each year, and can also arrange special one-off examination dates for groups. 

For further information please visit our Cambridge Exams webpage or email us to discuss your requirements:

Cambridge Exams

Email: eltc.exams@sheffield.ac.uk

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