SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

How To Apply for Short Language Courses

Covid-19 Update: Our classes will continue as scheduled, online teaching only.

Enrolling from 1st March for our next term starting 19th April.

Complete Beginners

All complete beginners can book Beginners 1 courses directly via the Online Store (this will activate once enrolment has started)

Not a Complete Beginner: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

As you already have some language knowledge, in order to check your level you are invited to have an informal language assessment with a language specialist who may advise on which class may be best for you.

To request an assessment:

Once you have been recommended a class, you may enrol and pay in any of the following ways:

  • Online: you will be sent a link to enrol via our online store
  • Bank Transfer: please complete the   and email it to the relevant Language Administrator who will then send Bank Transfer details.
Not a Complete Beginner: All other languages

Students are required to first check their level using the course overview/structure information on the Short Courses pages here:

Once enrolment opens you will be able to book your level course via the online store. Please note that students are responsible for checking their level PRIOR to enrolling for any course.
If you are still unsure, please contact us.