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.

We are now enrolling for our Online Summer courses 

For Online Summer courses, students are advised to check their level using the course content information within the course pages.
Please note that students are responsible for checking their level PRIOR to enrolling for any Online Summer course.
If you are still unsure, please contact us.

Autumn Term 2020

(October Start, timetable available in due course)
Complete Beginners

All complete beginners can book Beginners 1 courses directly via the Online Store (this will open for Autumn courses in August)

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:

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 page here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/languages/

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.