Optional modules

Are you a first or second year undergraduate? Do you have optional module choices? Is English your second or other language? Want to improve and gain credit for your English skills? If the answer is yes you may be interested in the English Language Teaching Centre's credit-bearing modules.

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The modules are in the area of English for Academic Purposes and are part of the University's 'Language for All'. Each module is worth 10 credits. You must take these for credit only.

Please note that ELT5401/ELT 5402 and ELT5411/ELT5412 are repeats of the same content and only one of each pair can be taken over the year.

Modules can be taken in the first and/or second semester as part of your 120 credit load or you can pay a fee to add them on top of this. 

Semester 1

  • ELT5401 - English for Academic Purposes (Reading and Writing)
  • ELT5411 - English for Academic Purposes (Speaking and Listening) 

Semester 2

  • ELT5402 - English for Academic Purposes (Reading and Writing) 
  • ELT5412 - Englsh for Academic Purposes (Speaking and Listening)

Information about the course content, assessment and entry requirements are available on our Erasmus and Study Abroad module page under the English for Academic Purposes heading.

Course aims

These modules focus on language in academic and professional situations. 'Reading and Writing' and 'Speaking and Listening' are covered individually, so that the specific text types and associated language can be studied and assessed in sufficient depth.

The modules should not only enhance your current studies, but will also prove your capability in transferable professional skills.

Are the modules the same as other language support services at the ELTC?

Please note that these modules are NOT support for language. They have assessment and achievement requirements like other modules at the University. If you are interested in the ELTC non-credit language support, please read about our support and development services for students and staff at the University.

Contact us

You can find more information about the ELTC modules by contacting the ELTC Credit-bearing Administrative Assistant at eltc.credit@sheffield.ac.uk.

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