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SOAS student wins First Prize at 14th Chinese Bridge Competition UK Finals

SOAS student Bruno Millan Narotzky, BA Chinese, has won First Prize in the UK final of an acclaimed Chinese language proficiency contest.

25th March 2015

SOAS holds second in a series of events to celebrate former SOAS scholar Lao She

On 12 March 2015, the 2nd in the series of events celebrating the 90th anniversary of Lao She’s arrival at SOAS to teach Mandarin was held at SOAS, University of London.

19th March 2015

SOAS scholars work with UNESCO on language preservation

Two scholars in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS, University of London have joined key discussions held by UNESCO to provide recommendations for its World Atlas of Languages.

12th February 2015

SOAS’ Faculty of Languages and Cultures in UK top ten for research environment

The vitality of the research environment in SOAS’ Faculty of Languages and Cultures puts it in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework.  

18th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Dr Cui Yan beside Lao She's plaque SOAS celebrates former SOAS scholar Lao She – a pioneer of Mandarin language teaching

On 27 November, SOAS’ Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia held an event celebrating the 90th anniversary of Lao She’s coming to teach Chinese at SOAS.

4th December 2014

Peter Austin SOAS academic honoured by Sweden’s Uppsala University

Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden.

22nd October 2014

SOAS to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

SOAS China Institute secures study places for MA students at prestigious China university

SOAS, University of London students enrolled on the new two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies programme will spend six months at Zhejiang University as part of their programme.

11th September 2014

SOAS’ Leadership Development Programme hosts 30 students from Hong Kong

SOAS, University of London was recently visited by a group of 30 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who were in the UK taking part in SOAS Enterprise Office’s Leadership Development Programme. 

11th August 2014

School pupils experience language tasters in Japanese and Mandarin at SOAS

On 16 July, SOAS hosted a class of year 5 students from Riversdale Primary School, Southfields on a visit organised in partnership with the education charity Mosaic.

29th July 2014

SOAS inspires school pupils to learn languages through football

A nationwide outreach project supported by SOAS, University of London invited more than 100 school pupils from 82 schools to learn languages through football.

19th June 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

SOAS Language Centre offers taster sessions as part of Adult Learning Festival

Free language taster sessions will be offered at the Language Centre at SOAS, University of London as part of the Adult Learning Festival next month.

23rd May 2014

SOAS archaeologist awarded fellowship to explore early Chinese sculpture

Dr Lukas Nickel, a scholar on the archaeology of China at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a Leverhume Research Fellowship to pursue a project on early Chinese sculpture.

22nd May 2014

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