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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 Summer Courses Is Now Open

Information on our courses can be found here.

Summer Programme

Our summer intensive and semi-intensive courses are available for booking in the Online Store. Please see the details of our summer programmes here.

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.

Tailored Tuition for Individuals & Groups

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

Autumn Term Courses

Language Tuition in the Heart of London

Details of the Autumn Short Courses starting on 3rd October will be advised shortly. The autumn timetable for some of our languages can be downloaded here.

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.

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.