Key Facts - Departmental Language Programme (DLP)

A programme of specially designed English courses related to specific subject areas. Individual sub-programmes are related to module topics to familiarise students with the language and communication style of their academic field. There approximately 75 English for Specific Academic Purposes courses delivered to a range of departments across the institution. 
Programme Objectives
Vary according to department and student needs. Typically: paraphrasing and summarising, writing reports, reading and understanding assignments, avoiding plagiarism and practising presentations. The teacher will use materials related to your module topics so that you become more familiar with the language and communication style of your field.

Eligibility Students who are fully registered, degree-level University of Sheffield students in the department being supported can attend. 
 Class Size Classes consist of individual tutorials, small workshops or lectures of 60+ students . It varies according to department need.
Times The sessions take place anywhere from Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 18.30 depending on department timetable.
Hours per week The time varies between 1 hour a week to possibly 4 hours.
Dates Semester 1 - 30th September 2019 - 20th December 2019.
Semester 2 - 10th February 2020 - 13th June 2020.
Location We come to the departments to deliver sessions to make them more accessible. 
Rooms The sessions take place in seminar rooms and lecture theatres. Departments are responsible for the provision of rooms and have to take what is available.
Cost Free to students both in terms of sessions and materials.
Free to departments up to 40 hours of support per department per year. Departments are allocated additional hours depending on a number of factors e.g. proportion of international students enrolled on their courses. Extra hours are charged at £55.55 per hour to the department (2018-2019 rate). These are arranged through internal transfers.
Certification The courses have no credits, exams or reports.  
Our Teachers’ Minimum Qualifications Certificate-level teaching qualification plus at least first degree in academic subject OR
Diploma-level teaching qualification OR
Certificate-level teaching qualification plus work experience in related area.
If Certificate-level teaching qualified, tutor should be working towards gaining their Diploma-level teaching qualification.
Care is taken to match class type to the teacher's academic background and experience.
Accreditation The courses are accredited by the British Council.
Placement Test
Further Information
Telephone +44 114 222 1780 (international)
0114 222 1780 (UK)
Fax +44 114 222 1788 (international)
0114 222 1788 (UK)
Post English Language Teaching Centre
The University of Sheffield
78 Hoyle Street
S3 7LG
United Kingdom
Programme Director Lynne Newcombe
Director of ELTC Richard Simpson