SOAS University of London

Information for Current Students

Undergraduate Language Open Option Modules 2019-20

Follow the link(s) below for a full module description which will tell what pre-requisites (if any) are needed to take the module. The module descriptions will also contain information on whether the module is running/not running. Before embarking on a language module at a higher level than beginners, you will be required to take a placement test.  If you have any queries about taking a language module, please visit the relevant Department Office.



China and Inner Asia

Japan and Korea

Near and Middle East

South Asia

South East Asia

More advanced modules may also be available, please ask at the relevant Department Office.
N.B. 'Open option' only modules will only run if there are at least five students registered by the start of the academic year.

Academic Summer School

The following modules are offered by the SOAS Academic Summer School in co-operation with three SOAS Departments. As teaching of these modules will take place in the July and August 2019, they offer greater flexibility, along with the ability to reduce students' workload during the 2019/20 Academic Year. Students will also benefit from studying alongside a number of international students. 

For further information about these modules, please visit the links below or contact the Academic Summer School office (

Year 2/3 modules

  • Summer Chinese Level 1a 151040061
  • Summer Chinese Level 1b 151040069
  • Summer Japanese Level 1a 151040062
  • Summer Japanese Level 1b 151040070
  • Summer Korean Level 1a 151040063