Online ELTC Academic Sessions

April 27th to May 22nd 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19) - Important Update

The ELTC Academic Sessions (ELTCAS) in Semester 2 will be delivered online.

We are offering a series of academic English language sessions ONLINE, which are repeated over a 4 week period, on various topics, for students studying their academic subject in their Faculty/Department at the University of Sheffield. Sessions will run for 4 weeks in Semester 2. You can choose to do as many of the topics as you like, but please do attend your chosen sessions as numbers are limited.

Who are the Academic Sessions for?

These sessions are only available to students who are already studying at The University of Sheffield (including at the Department for Lifelong Learning). Students on courses at the ELTC or University of Sheffield International College CANNOT attend these sessions.

These online sessions are provided for students (non-native speakers of English) who would like extra help with their English. If your level of English is good (e.g. IELTS 7.5 + or equivalent), the sessions will probably not be suitable for you.

How are the Academic Sessions organised?

All Academic sessions are online and the content is fixed. Sessions take place online on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 and 13:00-14:00, with each session lasting approximately 60 minutes. Sessions are repeated over a 4 week period. The sessions are held on the dates and times mentioned in the tables below.

How will I access the session?

Once you have registered, the teacher will send you a link on the day of the session, so that you can access the online classroom.

How do I register for sessions? - Registration is open

To register for the sessions, click on the session link on the timetable given below and you will be taken to the registration page for that session where you can follow the step by step instructions. You can register for as many sessions as you like. Registration will close 24 hours before the start of the session.

How else can I improve my English?

In addition to ELTC Academic Sessions there are many ways you can improve your English.
Please follow this Language Learning link for more information.

Sign up for the ELTC Mailing List to be emailed about our upcoming sessions

ELTC Monday Academic Sessions (ELTCAS) Timetable – Semester 2 2019-20

Please note: ELTC sessions given below are repeated and cover the same content

Time

Monday 27 April

Monday 4 May

Monday 11 May

Monday 18 May

10:00-11:00 Dissertation Writing: critical reading and annotating Writing clear paragraphs (Introductions & Conclusions) Proofreading & checking your own writing Dissertation Writing: coherence, cohesion and signposting
13:00-14:00 Proofreading & checking your own writing Dissertation Writing: coherence, cohesion and signposting Dissertation Writing: critical reading and annotating Writing clear paragraphs (Introductions & Conclusions)

ELTC Wednesday Academic Sessions (ELTCAS) Timetable – Semester 2 2019-20

Time

Wednesday 29 April

Wednesday 6th May

Wednesday 13 May

Wednesday 20 May

10:00-11:00 Avoiding plagiarism:
citation and paraphrasing
Dissertation Writing:
choosing sources and synthesizing
Dissertation Writing:
choosing sources and synthesizing
Writing in an academic tone: criticality and use of cautious language
13:00-14:00 Dissertation Writing:
choosing sources and synthesizing
Writing in an academic tone: criticality and use of cautious language Avoiding plagiarism:
citation and paraphrasing
Dissertation Writing:
choosing sources and synthesizing

ELTC Friday Academic Sessions (ELTCAS) Timetable – Semester 2 2019-20

Time

Friday 1 May

Friday 8 May

Friday 15 May

Friday 22 May

10:00-11:00 Dissertation Writing: functional and evaluative language (Bank Holiday, no classes) Presentation Skills: giving information clearly /adding emphasis Dissertation Writing: paraphrasing and summarising
13:00-14:00 Presentation Skills: giving information clearly /adding emphasis (Bank holiday, no classes) Dissertation Writing: functional and evaluative language Communicating with tutors: the language of tutorials