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Studying Chinese at the 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.

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Enrolment for Summer Courses Is Now Open

Information on our summer courses can be found here.

Summer Programme

Our summer intensive and semi-intensive courses are available for booking in the Online Store. Please see the details of our summer programmes here.

Language Proficiency Certificates

Our intensive language programmes provide an accelerated way to gain mastery of a language and obtain a widely-recognised SOAS, University of London, Certificate. New programmes are being introduced in autumn 2016.

Tailored Tuition for Individuals & Groups

Bespoke courses, with customised classes at times convenient for you, can be arranged for private individuals/groups or for companies. For information, please contact Dr Anil Biltoo on

Training in Teaching Arabic in Schools

SOAS Language Centre, with Qatar Foundation International, offers a programme of professional development in teaching Arabic during 2016-17 with a week-long workshop in October and year-round mentoring. Applications by 1st August.

Teacher Training Programmes

Gain a recognised post-graduate qualification (Certificate and Diploma) in teaching Arabic or Chinese as a Foreign Language and get a head-start in your teaching career.

Autumn Term Courses

Language Tuition in the Heart of London

The registration period for Autumn short courses is due to open in the first week of August. The autumn timetable for some of our languages can be downloaded here. Please note that the fees indicated on the timetable are current fees. The fee structure for short language courses will be updated prior to the start of the registration period and the fees might be increased.