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SOAS Language Centre

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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 Closed. Details of the Winter Programme will Be Announced Soon.

Language Entitlement Programme (LEP)

SOAS Language Centre offers free short (20-hour) language courses in Term 2. All registered SOAS students, apart from P-GR are eligible, including Study Abroad and IFCELS students.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We provide bespoke language courses for specific professional needs. For information, please contact Dr Anil Biltoo on

Tailored Tuition for Individuals & Groups

We offer bespoke language courses for private individuals/groups.

Winter Programme Coming Soon

Language Tuition in the Heart of London

We are currently finalising the programme of the Winter Term Short Courses. The timetables of the winter offering will be published in November.

Diploma Courses Final Enrolments

Final Week of enrolment for communicative language programmes. The Certificate and Diploma courses lead to widely-recognised SOAS language awards.

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.