Welcome to the Language Centre
NOW RECRUITING FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY INTENSIVE COURSES (intensive courses timetable)
The Language Centre is a department of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS, University of London. Its principal aim is to make the learning of languages accessible to people from all walks of life.
The Language Centre is unique, offering tuition within a wide range of languages, major international ones such as Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as thirty-two languages of Asia and Africa (See Courses by Language).
Most of the courses offered are scheduled evening or Saturday (AM or PM) courses with either one or two sessions per week, making it possible for working people to accommodate the learning of their target language whilst juggling with other demands on their time. Scheduled Easter and summer courses are additionally available for those who prefer a more intensive language-learning format.
Non-scheduled (one-to-one or small group) tuition can also be provided for those who have specific needs in terms of language–learning requirements. This type of tuition can be delivered at SOAS or at the place of work (See Individually Tailored Tuition).
How to Find Us
The Language Centre
SOAS, University of London
21-22 Russell Square
Reception Open: 11am-6pm
How to Apply
For our scheduled evening courses you can pay and enrol online via our online store which can be accessed through our latest timetables or by emailing a downloadable application form to the relevant inbox (see contacts).
(UG) Diplomas & Certificates
- Communicative Arabic, Full time
- Communicative Arabic, Part-time
- Modern Chinese, Full-time
- Modern Chinese, Part-time
- Modern Japanese, Full-time
- Modern Japanese, Part-time
(PG) Teacher Training Courses
Teach at SOAS Language Centre
Would you like to teach at the Language Centre?
Find out how to become a teacher with us.
News & Events
- The Hagio Prize
- HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) Chinese Proficiency Test
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test
- Japanese Speech Contest: Spoken Business Japanese
- The 30th TOPIK Korean Proficiency Test
- Korean Government Scholarship Programme