Timetables and course dates

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Timetables are provisional as classes are offered subject to viability of student numbers and availability of staff. Contact time may also vary according to the size of the group. Class times will be confirmed when enrolling but may be scheduled at alternative times by arrangements between the module tutor and the group.

Please note that the times are provisional and will be confirmed prior to registrations opening in September. Teaching is mainly delivered through a main two-hour class and a one-hour language lab. At higher levels, teaching can be delivered through a single, three-hour class. However, some modules have more contact hours and follow a slightly different structure. In Autumn 2021, we will return to face-to-face teaching and all of our classes and labs will be delivered in person. Classes will be in groups of up to 23 students and labs will be in groups of up to 15 students.

Please note that the MLTC uses the University of Sheffield's standard teaching weeks on its timetables in relation to classes and submission deadlines.

Teaching and assessment dates 2021-22

MLTC course dates are as follows:

  • Autumn semester:
    • Teaching: Monday 4 October 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021 (11 weeks).  
    • Examination period: Monday 17 January 2022 - Saturday 5 February 2022
  • Spring semester:
    • Teaching: Monday 7 February 2022 to Friday 1st April 2022 (Weeks 1 to 8) AND Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022 (12 weeks in total)
      The following modules run for 11 weeks only and start in Week 2 (i.e. week commencing 14 February 2021):  
      • MLT109B Arabic Beginner 1 (SPR)
      • MLT101B French Beginner 1 (SPR)
      • MLT103B Spanish Beginner 1 (SPR)
      • MLT105B German Beginner 1 (SPR)
      • MLT107B Italian Beginner 1 (SPR)
    • Examination period: Monday 23 May 2022 - Saturday 11 June 2022
  • Supplementary (resit) period: TBC

Please note:

  • There is no 'Reading Week', either in the autumn or the spring.
  • Classes originally scheduled during a bank holiday Monday will be re-scheduled or alternative arrangements will be made if this is not possible.
  • Examinations can be scheduled at any time between 09:00 and 17:30 Monday to Saturday during the examination period. The exact date of individual exams is usually published by the University's Student Examinations Team one month before the start of the examination period. The dates of examinations cannot be changed.
Choosing your group(s)

Autumn semester 2021/22 classes and labs will be taught in person on campus. Participating is essential, and a requirement for module validation.


Generally, when there are several groups, the class group and the lab group are chosen independently from one another (e.g. you can choose Group 2 for the class and Group 4 for the lab). 

Work done in the lab is intended as consolidation of the work done in class. Therefore, the lab you choose must run AFTER the class, i.e., either later the same day or later in the week. You cannot, for instance, choose a class on Thursdays and a lab on Wednesdays.

However, some modules/languages have 4 or 5 contact hours that are split into a 1.5/2 hour class, and either a 1 hour lab and then a second 1.5 hour class or 2 lab classes. In these cases, students are able to take one of the classes after the lab, as long as the first class takes place before the lab. Please see the individual language timetable pages for information regarding specific modules.


For some modules, students have a choice of groups. Group Choice Forms are sent by the MLTC after we have processed your application and you're registered on our module(s). The deadline to change groups is Friday 15th October (end of week 3). Students enrolled on MLTC courses are only allowed to change their group after this stage for exceptional reasons. If you are enrolled on an MLTC course and wish to change your group, please contact mltc@sheffield.ac.uk.

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