The University of Sheffield

The English Language Teaching Centre is part of The University of Sheffield and one of the largest university English language centres in the UK. The Centre is accredited by the British Council with year-round Academic, General and Business English courses available. We also offer Cambridge English examinations and teaching awards.

Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city. It’s home to over half a million people, including over 50,000 students making it one of the UK’s most popular places for students to go to university. It is located in the middle of England, with Manchester one hour away and London two hours away by train. The city is a friendly, safe and affordable place to make your home. Here you can enjoy sophisticated fast-paced city life and be in the middle of the countryside in 20 minutes.

Sheffield is the UK’s Outdoor City with 78 public parks and more trees per person than anywhere else in Europe. The magnificent Peak District National Park borders the city and is a fantastic location for walking, cycling and climbing. It’s a very affordable place to live, with living costs 10% lower than the national average and 25% less than in London. The city has many award winning galleries, museums and music venues which attract some of the world’s biggest stars. The Showroom is the UK’s biggest independent cinema outside London. Sheffield is also home to the Crucible, Lyceum & Studio theatre complex, hosting ground-breaking drama, dance and comedy productions.

People from all over the world have chosen to make Sheffield their home, with more than 120 languages spoken in the city. This cultural diversity is demonstrated by the variety of food available in the city: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Mexican, Turkish, Vegetarian, Lebanese, Halal and Traditional British restaurants are plentiful!