Timetables and course dates

Provisional timetables for MLTC courses (2020-21):

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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 early September. In Spring 2021, all courses will be delivered online via the University’s VLE and include the timetabled ‘live’/‘face-to-face’ sessions in groups of up to 12 students as well as other self-study activities. We plan to return to face-to-face teaching next academic year.

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 2020-21

MLTC course dates are as follows:

  • Autumn semester:
    • Teaching: Monday 5 October 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020 (11 weeks).  
    • Examination period: Monday 18 January 2021 - Saturday 6 February 2021
  • Spring semester:
    • Teaching: Monday 8 February 2021 to Friday 27 March 2021 (Weeks 1 to 7) AND Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 21 May 2021 (12 weeks in total)
      The following modules run for 11 weeks only and start in Week 2 (ie week commencing 15 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 24 May - Saturday 12 June 2021
  • Supplementary (resit) period: Monday 9 - Friday 27 August 2021 (only applies to students taking modules for credit)

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)

Spring semester 2020/21 courses include a live online class each week. Monitored self-study activities will be used in lieu of lab hours for this semester. Participating is essential, and a requirement for module validation.


Some courses held in Autumn 2021/22 onward will include a class AND a lab hour every week. Attending both is essential, and a requirement for module validation.

When there are several groups, the class group and the lab group are chosen independently from one another (eg 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, ie, either later the same day or later in the week. You cannot, for instance, choose a class on Thursdays and a lab on Wednesdays.


For most modules, students have a choice of groups. The deadline to choose a group for Spring semester 2021 has now passed. Students enrolled on MLTC courses are only allowed to change their group at 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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