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SOAS Language Centre

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.

We are currently taking applications for our summer courses (please see below).

The registration period for our autumn courses will open in the first week of August.

Opening hours for drop-in enquiries are Monday to Friday, 13:30 - 17:30. Please note that we are not open on Saturday's for enquiries. 

Short Courses

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

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.

Summer Programmes

  In June, 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 daytime or early evenings and Saturday.

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.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We deliver executive language training in-company and can design language courses for specific professional needs, e.g. for International Business or for multi-national company Law.