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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. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news @soaslangcentre

Enrolment for Summer Courses Will Start Soon

We welcome enquiries from drop-in visitors as well as enquiries made via email or telephone.


Telephone UK: 020 7898 4888 World: +44 20 7898 4888

Fax UK: 020 7898 4889 World: +44 20 7898 4009


Teaching at the SOAS Language Centre

Learn A Language

For teaching opportunities at the SOAS Language Centre, please keep an eye on the SOAS website under 'Jobs'. We normally advertise for new teaching positions each July.

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

For any queries regarding Tailored Tuition, please contact Matthew Oryang on

Summer Programme

This summer we are offering a variety of intensive and semi-intensive courses. Please see the details of our summer programmes 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.

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.