Application Information

Am I eligible to study with the MLTC?


MLTC general language courses are open to all learners: University of Sheffield students taking the module for credits or not, University staff, 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.

You can find out more about the options you are eligible for via the What are my enrolment options? link.

How will I know which module is right for me?


The level most suitable for you will depend on your existing knowledge (if any) of the language. Our module entry levels can be viewed by selecting the appropriate language from the list below, and looking at the grid under 'General modules for all'. 








If you have a standard qualification and/or grade, such as an A-level, you will be placed in the corresponding module.  

If your qualifications and/or experience do not quite fit into the standard qualifications set out in the entry requirements, you will be invited to attend a brief interview with a language co-ordinator, who will ensure you are placed in the right level.

Our language courses are designed so that the first few weeks act as a refresher. If, after the first two weeks, you feel that the level you have been placed in is not right for you, you should speak to your course tutor about the possibility of changing levels. 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 the other 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.

Will I be able to change my class or lab group if the times are not right for me? If you need to change the class and/or lab group(s) you are enrolled on you can do so until the end of week 3 by completing this form:

Class and lab group choice

Please note that we do not accept any requests to change groups after week 3 unless you have exceptional circumstances (evidence required). Any requests after the end of week 3 will need to be emailed to with a brief explanation and attached evidence.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course? 

An MLTC Certificate of Attendance is available to all students who attend a minimum of 70% of classes and labs. It indicates the level of the course in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and states that you attended the course regularly.

An MLTC Certificate of Completion is available to all students who take the MLTC exams. It indicates the level of the course in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and states what your final module mark was.

Certificates are automatically issued to eligible students after exam marks have been formally released.

Where can I get help in relation to my course?

For all administrative issues, please contact the MLTC Support Office at

For all academic issues, please contact your tutor first, or alternatively, the module leader or language co-ordinator. Their contact details, including their consultation hours during term-time, can be found on the Staff and Contacts page.