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SOAS Language Centre

Studying Persian or Sanskrit at the SOAS Language Centre

The timetable for the next term (January 2015) will be visible on our website by Monday 24th November 2014.


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.

Short Courses for January 2015

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

Certificates and Diplomas for January 2015

Our intensive language 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.

Tailored Tuition for Individuals & Groups

1-2-1 or Small Group Tuition can be provided for those who have specific language learning requirements, for work or travel, or those who must make rapid progress in a short time.

The Language Entitlement Programme

We offer Beginners courses in French, Portuguese and Spanish as well as in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and many other languages as part of the free Language Entitlement Programme.

Teacher Training Programmes for January 2015

Our Language Teacher Training courses will qualify you to teach your chosen language and open up rewarding career opportunities in the UK or overseas.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We can also design language courses for specific professional needs, e.g. for International Business or for multi-national company Law.