A one-year course in elementary spoken and written Somali
Duration: This course consists of two sessions of two hours per week. Terms are ten weeks long. Extramural students may apply for the first two terms, the third being reserved to SOAS students for pre-examination purposes.
Mode of Attendance: Part Time
Fees: The fee for each ten-week term is £590 payable in advance.
This course is taught by our colleagues in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa where it is part of their degree programmes. You can take the course in non-accredited mode which means you attend the classes but your study does not count towards a degree.
Take a look at the course description offered by our colleagues and then come back to this page to apply for it as a non-accredited student.
MaterialsCourse materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org. You are strongly advised not to purchase course materials until the course in which you are interested has been confirmed. If you are registered, you will be notified at least five working days before the scheduled start of the course. The bookshop will, in this time, also be notified as to course materials.
Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on two separate occasions in the week. Participants receive 40 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period per term, for both of the first two terms. Timetables are available from the Department of Africa directly.
Language Centre How To Apply
You can enrol:
- online via our online store
- in person by filling out a form in the Language Centre
- by post by sending an Application Form (pdf; 462kb) to our office address
- Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for a course
- We cannot accept cash payments under any circumstances
Not a complete beginner?
If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.
To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 187kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.
Course Fees and Discounted Rates
An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.
If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 462kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.
If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.