SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Learner Support


2020-21 courses will be delivered online via Collaborate, via SOAS Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE)
These courses (for groups or one-to-one) are a great opportunity for students and professionals to learn a language of their choice from anywhere in the world. As well as the live online sessions, there will be online materials available to access from the BLE.

Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist: Required Equipment & Software

To join a Collaborate session, you need:

  • Internet Access (broadband connection highly recommended)
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam (optional)

Please see here for browser information and operating systems.

Language Center Learners

Logging On

Language Centre students are given usernames and passwords at the beginning of their course.

The Language Centre ID card will allow you to use the SOAS library, online sources and print and photocopy anywhere on the SOAS Campus. All cards are valid until your course finishes.

SOAS LC Moodle Courses

As a SOAS LC student, you will be offered language learning support on our virtual learning platform - Bloomsbury Learning Environment (known as BLE or SOAS Moodle). Please follow the steps below to access the BLE Moodle courses created by your language tutor.

  • Are you a new student at SOAS LC?

Go to the webpage of Bloomsbury Learning Environment and log in using your unique username and password emailed to you in your Enrolment Letter (e.g. L35678, Ch5943kb).

  • Are you a returning student?

Please use the username and password you received when you first enrolled with us.

After you have successfully logged in, find your Moodle course by using the course code or the full title of the course (e.g. 39807 Korean Elementary). Enrol yourself on the Moodle course and access the content.

  • Problems self-enrolling, finding your course or accessing the content?

Please email the relevant member of Language Centre staff for help.

Additional Online Resources

SOAS Language Centre offers a wide range of learning materials online through the Bloomsbury Learning Environment.

Download your choice of online language learning materials here. Then play them, on the move, on your mp3 player. You need your SOAS username and password to access these resources.

SOAS Library

The Library at SOAS houses over 1.3 million volumes and a growing number of electronic resources. The Library offers training sessions in the use of its language resources. 

Short Course students are given library cards which allow access to the Library for reference. Certificate and Diploma students are issued with a plastic SOAS ID card, granting access to full Library services.

SOAS Bookshop

The SOAS Bookshop is situated in the Brunei Gallery.