ELL225 : Introduction to Old English

Convenor(s): Charlotte Steenbrugge


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This module teaches students to read the earliest written English, texts from over a thousand years ago. The first half of the course will give an intensive introduction to basic Old English grammar. As you build confidence, we’ll gradually transition to translating a set text chosen by you (last year's was a sermon about witchcraft). The course typically recruits equal numbers of literature and language students, and assessments allow both approaches. All teaching is in small groups with a lively atmosphere.


There are two one-hour classes per week, and an additional bi-weekly one-hour translation workshop.


20% - weekly grammar and translation tasks taken via MOLE • 40% - two in-class tests • 40% - commentary and a translation of a set text

Contact Details

011 222 28458


Information last changed: Thursday 16th of March 2017 :: 11:27:39 AM (GMT)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK