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SOAS Language Centre

Studying Persian or Sanskrit at the SOAS Language Centre

The timetable for the next term (January 2015) will be visible on our website by mid-November 2014.


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.

Spring Term 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.

We now offer European Languages

W e are now putting our expertise in language teaching at the service of European languages. Beginners courses in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Teacher Training Programmes

Our Language Teacher Training courses will qualify you to teach your chosen language and open up rewarding career opportunities in the UK or overseas.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We can also design language courses for specific professional needs, e.g. for International Business or for multi-national company Law.