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Learner Support

SOAS Language Centre provides a range of learning support activities and resources to its students.

Logging On

Language Centre students are given usernames and passwords at the beginning of their course.  The Language Centre ID card will allow you to use the SOAS library online sources, to print and photocopy anywhere on the SOAS Campus. All cards are valid until your course finishes.

Online Resources

SOAS Language Centre learning materials online
Download online language learning materials here. Then play them, on the move, on your mp3 player. You need your SOAS username and password to access these resources

Jinrikisha - How We Learnt Japanese
Award-winning! Reports from SOAS Language Centre learners of Japanese talking about their joys and frustrations in learning the language. Lots of useful study tips.

How We Learn Languages
Inspired by the 'Jinrikisha - How We Learnt Japanese' project, we asked more language learners to share their do's and don'ts with us. Click on each student's name to read more about their learning experience, including their most embarrassing faux-pas!

For more resources and support visit the LWW CETL pages.

Information on using personal equipment, e.g. wireless access and printing at SOAS is provided by Library and Information Services (LIS).

SOAS Library

The Library at SOAS houses over 1.2 million volumes together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources. The Library offers training sessions in the use of its academic holdings. 
Short Course students are allowed only reference access to the Library, whilst Certificate and Diploma students are granted full access. You will be able to obtain your Library Card from the main library reception with your Language Centre offer letter.

The Language Study Room - SOAS Library room E26

Learning Advice

SOAS Bookshop

The SOAS Bookshop, run by Arthur Probsthain, (Oriental and African Bookseller), is situated in the Brunei Gallery.