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SOAS Language Centre

Language Centre Staff

Director

Anne Campbell
Director
Anne Campbell
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4882
  • Email: ac120@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: T205
  • Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

Professional and Support Staff Members

James Vallerine
Language Centre Courses Administrator
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4785
  • Email: jv7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: TG01
  • Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Jess Black
Finance Officer
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4770
  • Email: jb59@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: T203
  • Office Hours: Mon - Thu 10am - 6pm

Besheer Abbaro
Course Officer (Chinese, South Asian)
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4860
  • Email: ab97@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: TG02
  • Office Hours: Mon - Thu 10am - 6pm
Colleen Woods
Course Officer (Japanese, Korean, South East Asian, African)
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4828
  • Email: cw5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: TG02
  • Office Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

Mandy Payne
Course Officer (Arabic and Near Middle Eastern)
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4595
  • Email: mp38@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: TG02
  • Office Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 6pm

Language Specialists

Anil Biltoo
Head of Languages
Anil Biltoo

Anil is an alumnus of SOAS, where he obtained the MA in Theoretical Linguistics .Anil holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in applied and theoretical linguists and obtained his doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on language maintenance and language shift. Anil was a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Liverpool for five years prior to taking up the post of Co-ordinator for the Less Widely Taught Languages at the Language Centre in 2007. Anil was appointed Head of Languages in 2012 to oversee the delivery of all the Centre’s language programmes and lead innovation in language pedagogy. He also manages the short courses programme for the Less Widely Taught Languages, on which he teaches a number of courses in Sanskrit and develops online courses. Anil speaks several European and Asian languages and has acted as a consultant for authors, journalists, film production companies and government bodies. His primary research interests are in the maintenance and promotion of minority languages. In 2011, Anil was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Linguists for his contribution to language learning.

Shin-Ichiro Okajima
Language Specialist (Japanese)
Shin Okajima

Jaehee Cho
Language Specialist (Korean), King Sejong Institute Project Co-ordinator
Jaehee Cho
Wei Jin
Language Specialist (Chinese)
WEi Jin

Ilham Salimane
Language Specialist (Arabic)
Ilham Salimane

Teaching Staff

Angela Liang McCullough
Chinese Language Teacher
Angela Liang McCullough
Wang Jin
Chinese Language Teacher
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Mariko Skorupski
Japanese Language Teacher
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Amal Ayoubi
Arabic Language Teacher
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Yoshiko Jones
Yoshiko Jones

Ms Jones is a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Financial and Management Studies and Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea.

She also coordinates The Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese and Japanese Language Proficiency Test at SOAS Language Centre.