SOAS Language Centre

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Introduction to SOAS Language Centre

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SOAS Language Centre

The Language Centre is a department of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS with proven expertise in making the learning of languages practically useful, highly enjoyable and accessible to people from all walks of life. The Centre was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2009 for the excellence, breadth and depth of its language teaching.


Subject strength

A team of over hundred highly-qualified and professionally trained native speakers in the Language Centre provide language training for individuals, companies and government agencies to acquire, develop and use a wide variety of language skills across the languages of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

It offers tuition in a huge and continually expanding range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Hindi, Swahili and many other languages of Africa, Asia, MENA region, as well as languages of European origin, such as French, Portuguese and Spanish, all of which may be studied without any prior knowledge.


SOAS Language Centre provides a range of learning support activities and resources for its students.

Online Resources

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

SOAS Library

The Library at SOAS houses over 1.2 million volumes and a growing network of electronic resources. The Library offers training sessions in the use of its language resources. 

SOAS Bookshop

The SOAS Bookshop is situated in the Brunei Gallery.


How to enrol

Short Course Timetables

You can view our full course timetables on our website.

Contact us

How To Contact Us

The Language Centre is at the SOAS Russell Square campus. We are happy to talk to you in person at our walk-in reception which is open, Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm at: 

Visiting Address

The Language Centre
22 Russell Square

Location Map.

Postal Address

Please use the standard SOAS, University of London address of:

The Language Centre
SOAS, University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square

Where you'll learn


SOAS LANGUAGE CENTRE Thornhaugh Street 22 Russell Square London Camden WC1H 0XG Show on map


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