SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Language Entitlement Programme (LEP)

SOAS would like all its students to possess at least a basic working knowledge of one of the languages which are taught in the School and students are encouraged to study a language alongside their degree.

The free language classes which were previously offered under what was called the Language Entitlement Programme (LEP) are no longer available and so new students enrolled for 2018-19 are not entitled to a free additional language class.

However, students can still enrol for classes in any of the Language Centre Courses for as long as they wish with a 25% discount off the fee charged to the public. Term 1 classes start in week beginning 8th October and early registration is advisable as places fill up quickly.

Transition from Previous LEP Free Classes: Academic Year 2018-19 Only

Students who joined SOAS before 2018-19 and who have not yet taken a free LEP class, including students from years 2016-17, 2017-18 and continuing part-time students, will still be able to enrol on a free Language Centre LEP class during this transitional year. The free LEP classes for these students will run in Term 2. However, students may start their chosen language study with a 25% discounted fee evening class in Term 1 and continue to the next level of the class in January for free (a £20 admin charge applies).

What are LEP classes?

Free language classes offered for the last time in year 2018-19

Students are entitled to take a free LEP class once only

2-hour class, once a week, in the evening 7.00-9.00pm

Over 10 weeks in Term 2 – no reading week break

All levels available

You may need to buy course materials

Places in classes are offered on a first-come basis

Tuition is free if you are eligible for this final year of LEP

Eligibility for a LEP class will be checked by student number

The arrangements for registering for the transition-year LEP courses, will be posted here at the end of October 2018.

Enrolment for the free Term 2 LEP classes in the Language Centre runs from Monday 5th November till Sunday 9th December. No enrolments or enquiries for LEP classes in the Language Centre can be taken at the Language Centre office before 5th November.

Language Centre courses do not have exams and do not carry credits. Students who wish to take a language course for credit should contact the relevant SOAS Language Department.