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SOAS Language Centre

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Studying Chinese at the SOAS Language Centre

The Language Centre is a department of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS. Its proven expertise lies in making the learning of languages practically useful, highly enjoyable and accessible to people from all walks of life.

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Enrolment for Winter Courses Still Open

Winter Term Classes - Enrol Now!

Some places remain for Courses starting in January. Book on our Online Store if you are a Complete Beginner or send us the Application Form and Self-Assessment, and we shall arrange to assess you.

Free Language Classes for SOAS Students

Enrol now at SOAS Language Centre for the last free places in Beginner classes of: Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu, Uzbek. A few places also at higher levels for which you need to book an assessment.

Easter Courses 2017: 'Wish-List' Open

In April 2017 we will be offering our yearly Easter programme of intensive and semi-intensive courses. Email us now at to let us know what language you would like to learn during the Easter break.

Diploma Courses Term 2 January Enrolling Now

The Certificate and Diploma courses lead to the Cert HE and Grad Dip awards in language. January entry is open to applicants with a basic knowledge of the language – contact us for an assessment.

Bespoke Courses for Corporate Clients

We provide bespoke language courses for specific professional needs.

Tailored Tuition for Individuals & Groups

We offer bespoke language courses for private individuals/groups.