Want to learn a language? 'Languages for All' is for you!

languages for allThe 'Languages for All' programme offers you the opportunity to learn a new language or enhance existing language skills. If you are looking to improve your conversational skills, prepare for a year abroad or want to build language skills for your future career, Languages for All is for you.

You can study a language module using your unrestricted credits or even take one on top of your 120 credits, potentially for no extra charge. In addition, the Students' Union offers a more informal way to study with five-week courses offered as part of the 'Give It A Go' programme. Visit the Languages for All website to find out more about the range of 20 languages available.

Here's an overview of the language learning opportunities available - make sure you register before classes start by checking the enrolment dates on the providers' websites. For more detailed information about all of the options listed below and how to enrol, visit the Languages Gateway website.

The Modern Languages Teaching Centre offers beginners to advanced courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish, and beginners' courses in Arabic, Latin and Portuguese. These 11 week, 3 hours a week, courses are specifically designed to develop or enhance communicative skills in the language for academic, professional and recreational purposes. Visit the MLTC website to find out more about courses and enrolment dates.

The School of East Asian Studies offers non-intensive options for Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean for those wishing to add an East Asian language dimension to their studies. Find out more on the SEAS website.

The School of Languages and Cultures offers modules in French, Hispanic Studies, Germanic Studies and Russian and Slavonic Studies for students wishing to make language learning a core part of their studies. Find out more on the SLC website.

Religion, Theology & the Bible (part of the Philosophy Department) have modules available in Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek. Further information is available on the Religion, Theology & the Bible webpages.

The English Language Teaching Centre offers a number of unrestricted modules to any 1st and 2nd year undergraduates with English as a second language. Find out more on the ELTC website.

The Institute of Lifelong Learning provides tuition in French and Spanish, with classes taking place during the evenings. Further details are available on the TILL website.

The Students' Union 'Give It A Go' programme offers short beginners courses which are perfect for holidays, preparation for your year abroad, chatting with friends as well as an added extra skill on your CV. Find out more on the Give it A Go website.

The Sheffield Confucius Institute provides Mandarin tuition. Refer to the SCI website for more details.

If you are wanting to study a Languages For All course on top of your 120 credits, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. In order to qualify for a Languages For All fee waiver, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student and have started your degree programme after September 2012.
  • Have no unrestricted module choice (If you have only 10 unrestricted credits then you can take a language module to an assessed value of 10 credits. An additional 10 credit module may then be studied at no extra charge via an LfA fee waiver to allow for progression, if all other fee waiver criteria are met).
  • You cannot pick up other modules (i.e. not LfA) as part of any unrestricted choice and then pick up an LfA module not for credit, unless you are prepared to pay the fees.
  • If you are in your 3rd year of study then you must have previously studied a language module either within or above your 120 credits in your 1st or 2nd year.
  • You must not already be studying a language module within your 120 credits.

Please note that you can only take a maximum of 20 credits of additional modules with fee waivers. The eligibility criteria are available in full on the Languages for All website.