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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.

 Autumn 2015 Enrolment 

New Beginners courses are now available in Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Sanskrit, Persian and many other languages. Please see  Autumn 2015 Enrolments for further details. 

New Opening Hours

Our offices will be open from Monday to Friday, 13:30 - 17:30. Please note that we are not open on Saturdays for enquiries. Follow us on twitter for the latest news @soaslangcentre

Autumn Courses Enrolling Now

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.

Come to Our Open Events

In September, we hold two Open Events where you can join taster sessions, meet our teachers and have a language assessment - all free. At our Russell Square Campus.

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.