|Am I eligible to study with the MLTC?||
MLTC general language courses are open to all learners: undergraduates and postgraduates taking the module for credits or not, members of staff of the University, and members of the public above 16 years of age.
Specialist courses such as Tandem, Project and Year Abroad modules are usually restricted to undergraduates taking these modules for credits, sometimes as part of a STEM degree ‘with a language’ or ‘with study in Europe’ only.
Please check individual module descriptions to see if you are entitled to take a module.
|What are the dates of the next teaching session?||
All courses run for one semester, either between October and January ('Autumn' semester) or between February and June ('Spring' semester), usually for 11 to 12 weeks per semester. Semester dates for the current academic year can be found on the Timetables page.
If you have to take the formal, summative assessment or opted to take it, please note that some examinations take place at the end of the semester outside the teaching period and at different times from your normal classes. Examination dates are usually published one month before the start of the examination period by the Examination Office.
For each module, the exact number of teaching weeks can be found in the module description and on the Timetables page.
|How will I know which course is right for me and when/where it takes place?||
The level you should choose will depend on the previous learning experience of the language which you may have gained, if you have any, either through formal classes or/and informally by teaching yourself or interacting with speakers of that language.
This previous learning experience is summarised in the ‘Entry requirements’ on each language page or in the ‘Pre-requisites’ of individual module descriptions, but other factors may have to be taken into account, such as how long ago you gained a qualification, or whether your spoken and written skills are at the same level. We will check with you which level is most appropriate for you before you enrol and, if necessary, a Language Co-ordinator will interview you briefly.
The learning curve on MLTC courses is progressive and activities done in class in the first couple of weeks are intended to revive any previous learning of the language that you may have. If you feel that you are not up to the level of the course or find it too easy after the first two weeks, you should speak to your course tutor who will consider whether it is appropriate for you to move to another level. However, please note that you will not be able to change courses after the third week of teaching and that any change is subject to a place being available in the other course. If a place is not available in another level, you will be permitted to drop the module or to cancel your enrolment and request a full refund by the end of the third week of teaching.
Under which scheme should I enrol?
The enrolment scheme, fee, and procedure varies depending on who you are and, for current University of Sheffield students, on whether you wish to take the course for credits or not. Please click on the type of student you are from the options below and read the relevant information carefully. Please ensure you also read the information regarding the minimum attendance & coursework requirements and the cancellation policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
|Will I be charged fees?||
Fees apply to members of public and internal self-funders.
Where applicable, fees for the academic year 2017-18 are as follows:
|When and how can I enrol?||
Applications for Autumn 2017/18 will open on 4th September 2017.
Entry restrictions may apply for other MLTC modules (e.g. Tandem, Project, Year Abroad modules, etc.). Please check restrictions on the language-specific page in the left-hand side 'Courses' sub-menu and contact the relevant Language Co-ordinator (See 'Staff') if unsure.
All students may enrol online. In the Autumn, enrolment can be done for one semester only, or for both semesters.
|Will I be able to change my class/group/course if the level or times are not right for me?||If you need to change the group(s) you are enrolled on you can do so until the end of week 3 by completing this form:
Please note that we do not accept any requests to change groups after this period unless you have exceptional circumstances (evidence required). Any requests after the end of week 3 will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation and attached evidence.
|Will I be able to cancel or modify my enrolment/registration?||
Cancellation, Modification, and Refund Policy
The cancellation policy depends on the type of student you are:
►Students taking modules for credits
Students who wish to cancel their semester one enrolment on an MLTC course must notify us by completing this form no later than 5PM, FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017.
It is not possible to drop the module after this deadline, unless:
Extenuating circumstances apply, which can be evidenced
Students who enrol for both semesters, or semester two only, can cancel their semester two registration until 5PM, FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2018 by completing this form. It is not possible to drop the module after this deadline.
►University of Sheffield students who pay an MLTC course fee
Students who wish to cancel their semester one enrolment on an MLTC course must notify us by completing this form no later than 5PM, FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017 . Cancellations made before the deadline will result in a refund of the course fee, minus an administrative charge of £50.00.
Extenuating circumstances apply, which can be evidenced
Students who enrol for both semesters, or semester two only, can cancel their semester two registration until 5PM, FRIDAY 26th JANUARY 2018 by completing this form. The refund will be equal to the two-semester fee minus the one-semester fee.
Cancellations made between 5PM, FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018 and 5PM, FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2018 will incur an administrative charge of £50.00. Refunds will not be given after 23rd February 2018.
|Will there be any attendance or assessment requirements?||
Attendance & coursework requirements
University of Sheffield students who receive a fee waiver under the Languages for All scheme or the Doctoral Development Programme must:
Students who fail to meet these criteria will:
Students who pay an MLTC course fee will be allowed to continue studying a language regardless of attendance but must meet the same criteria as students in receipt of fee waivers should they want to obtain an MLTC certificate of attendance or HEAR recognition. Note that HEAR applies to University of Sheffield undergraduate students only.
|Will I get the certificate at the end of the course?||
The MLTC Certificate of Attendance is available to all students who meet attendance requirements. It provides the level of the course in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and states that you attended the course regularly.
Where can I get help in relation to my course?
For all academic issues, please contact your Module Tutor first, or alternatively, the Module Leader or the Language Co-ordinator. Their contact details, including their consultation hours during term times, can be found on the Staff and Contacts page.