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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 Autumn Courses Is Now Open

You can still book some of our summer course.

Information on the summer programme can be found here.

Autumn Term Courses

The registration for autumn short language courses is now open. The timetables and information on application procedures can be found here.

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.

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

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.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We provide bespoke language courses for specific professional needs, such as Chinese for International Business or Arabic for Law. Such courses are an ideal choice if you need to use the target language for business purposes.

17 September 2016 Open Day

Our short course timetables and online booking service are now accessible for Autumn courses. For those interested in seeing a language class prior to application, we are holding an Open Day on Saturday 17 September during which a number of free taster sessions and assessments will be offered.