SOAS University of London

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 Open

Autumn Term Courses

Registration for autumn short language courses is open. See the timetables and information on application procedures. Early enrolment is advised.

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.

Language Proficiency Certificates and Diplomas

Our intensive language programmes provide an accelerated way to gain mastery of a language and obtain a widely-recognised Certificate and Diploma.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

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

September 2016 Open Events

If you are interested in seeing a language class prior to application, please come to the Language Centre Open Evening on Wednesday 21 September 17:00-21:00, during which a number of free taster sessions and assessments will be offered.