SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Student Profiles

Juhyun Ham

Juhyun Ham,  from Korea, studied for 2 terms on ELAS and then went on to the MSc Climate Change at Birkbeck.

“I would absolutely recommend ELAS if you want to experience the British university system or prepare for degree level study in the UK. The programme was systematic and well-organised and I achieved linguistic and academic growth as well as receiving integrated support for my next step. Thanks to this, I was able to achieve offers from 3 prestigious top 30 universities.”

Yize Huyan

Yize Huyan a graduate in Broadcasting and Journalism from China, joined ELAS to improve his academic English before going on to study on the SOAS postgraduate diploma in Asian Art.

“The ELAS programme was a great preparation for postgraduate study and I was able to make the most of student life at SOAS with access to facilities such as the library and the student union. Studying Humanities and Introduction to Art was so interesting and the tutors were very supportive of the students.”

Daisuke Asai - ELAS Student

Daisuke Asai, from Japan, joined ELAS to improve his English and prepare for further postgraduate study. He is currently studying an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

“ELAS students not only experience university lectures but also acquire techniques for taking efficient notes which is really valuable for those of us hoping to go on to a further degree in the UK. The ELAS programme supports students with their academic career and IFCELS staff are available to help students apply for postgraduate study in the UK.”



Melati Laksmindra - ELAS Student

Melati Laksmindra, from Indonesia, an Economics graduate, studied on ELAS to improve her English before starting work in the capital markets industry.

“Studying on ELAS was very interesting - I improved my English language skills and gained more confidence in using English. Making friends with people from different countries on the programme meant I gained an understanding of different cultures.”



Attaphol Techaratanaprasert - ELAS Student

Attaphol Techaratanaprasert , from Thailand, is an engineering postgraduate and joined ELAS to improve his English before starting work in the property sector.

“ELAS combines learning English with studying an academic subject so you improve your overall English skills while studying something you’re interested in. The teachers are very good and pay attention to every detail, which really helps.”



Hikaru Anan - ELAS Student

Hikaru Anan, from Japan, was a study abroad student on ELAS in 2015-16. After ELAS, she returned to her home university to complete her degree.

“The ELAS programme gave me a sense of studying in the British education system and the opportunity to experience a new learning environment. All my teachers were professionally qualified and encouraged me to enhance my English language ability as well as study skills such as critical and analytical thinking. Meeting other students from different nationalities and backgrounds and with different experiences was inspirational.”



Panchika Assavasirisilp - ELAS Student

Panchika Assavasirisilp from Thailand, a Communication Design graduate, studied on ELAS as a pathway to a postgraduate degree in Business Management in the UK.

“The ELAS programme has given me an opportunity to enhance my English skills while also studying International Business. Furthermore, SOAS is located in the centre of London and has very good facilities.”