Languages for All not-for-credit enrolment

Undergraduate students

Here at the School of East Asian Studies we offer Chinese, Japanese and Korean Language on a not-for-credit basis through the Languages for All scheme. Students who would like to learn a language in addition to their degree programme may take a language module in 2 ways:

As a not-for-credit, Languages for All Self-Funded student

If your degree programme offers unrestricted credits (these are credits you may use outside your home department) and you don’t wish to use them to study one of our languages, you can still take one of our language modules on as a not-for-credit self-funded student through the Languages for All scheme.

With this option the SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Count towards your overall end-of-year result.
  • Be included in the requirements for progressing to the next year of your degree/graduating.

A fee will be applicable, see the fees section for more details.

As a not-for-credit, Languages for All Fee-Waiver student (Not all students are eligible for this option)

In order to qualify for a fee waiver, your main degree programme must NOT include unrestricted credits.

With this option your SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Affect your overall mark for the year.
  • Affect your ability to progress to the next year of your degree/graduate.

To check if you are eligible for a fee waiver, please view the Languages for All Fee Waiver Eligibility Criteria and the Languages for All Eligibility Flowchart

Requirements
All of our courses are verifiable for the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript, enabling you to add language learning and cultural agility to your profile.

In order to gain HEAR recognition, University of Sheffield students taking SEAS language modules on a not-for-credit basis must:

  • Attend a minimum of 70% of classes
  • Complete all formative assessment

Students who fail to meet these criteria will:

  • Not get HEAR recognition
  • Be prevented from availing of a fee waiver in the future (i.e., would have to pay the course fee for any future language enrolments)

Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students

PGT students may enrol on SEAS language modules as a not-for-credit, self-funded student.

If your degree programme offers unrestricted credits (these are credits you may use outside your home department) and you don’t wish to use them to study one of our languages, you can still take one of our languages on as a not-for-credit self-funded student through the Languages for All scheme.

With this option the SEAS module will NOT

  • Be included in the 180 credits that form your degree.
  • Affect your overall mark for the year.
  • Be included in the requirements for progressing to the next year of your degree/graduating.

A fee will be applicable, see the fees section for more details.

Postgraduate Research Students – DDP Enrolment

Postgraduate research student may study or continue studying a language with SEAS free of charge as part of the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) or the Research Training Programme (RTP) provided their supervisor agrees that studying the language is important for their doctoral development.
In order to enrol on a SEAS language module as part of the DDP or RTP, you should:

  1. seek the authorization of your supervisor;
  2. apply online by completing the following DDP Application Form from four weeks before the start of classes until the end of the second week of teaching each semester*. Once you have submitted the form, SEAS will contact you to confirm which course you are pre-registered for or, if necessary, invite you to come for an interview with a Language Co-ordinator who will assess your language level. Please note that filling-in this form and submitting it does NOT mean that you are enrolled onto a course.

Once you have been accepted on our SEAS course, we will seek confirmation from your supervisor that they authorize your choice of module and inform the DDP Team of your registration so that the module(s) can be added to your record.

* Please be aware that places on SEAS courses may be very limited once other enrolment events have taken place. We would also strongly advise against missing the first weeks of a course at beginners' level.

If you are a postgraduate student on a taught degree programme or have not been authorized by your supervisor to take an SEAS module as part of the DDP/RTP, you can still join our courses for a fee. the enrolment procedure is the same for all languages for all students

Members of the public and University of Sheffield Staff

SEAS Language modules are also available to members of the general public and University of Sheffield staff on a self-funded basis through the Languages for All scheme.

Please note all SEAS language modules take place Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

The Sheffield Confucius Institute offers Mandarin classes outside of normal working hours. For further information, please see the Sheffield Confucius Institute website.

The LFA Application Form will accept applications for the 2016-17 academic year from Monday 8th August 2016.