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Welcome to SOAS Language Centre

The Language Centre is a department of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS. Its proven expertise lies in making the learning of languages practically useful, highly enjoyable and accessible to people from all walks of life.

The Language Centre is unique in the UK, offering tuition in an unrivalled variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Hindi, Swahili and many other languages of Africa and Asia. 

Autumn Term Short Courses

Our autumn short course timetable and booking service will be visible in early August. For those interested in seeing a language class prior to application, we are holding  an Open Day on Saturday 6 September during which a number of free taster sessions will be delivered.

Summer Programmes 2014

In July and August, we are again running our popular short (1-week and 2-week) courses in various languages at different levels. Classes take place in the early evenings and on Saturday.

These courses are enrolling now. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Our Intensive Programmes provide an accelerated way to gain mastery of a language that is accredited by the award of a widely-recognised SOAS Certificate or Diploma. 

Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses

Our Language Teacher Training courses will qualify you, at Certificate or Diploma level, to teach your chosen language (Arabic or Chinese) and open up rewarding career opportunities in the UK or overseas.

Courses for Corporate Clients and Tailored Tuition

Tailor-made One-to-One or Small Group Tuition can be provided for those who have specific language learning requirements, for work or travel purposes, or those who need to make rapid progress in a short time.