Most people would agree that knowing the language(s) of a society is the key to accessing its distinct ways of formulating and communicating ideas. The increasing interest of the UK in forging trade and commercial partnerships beyond the confines of Europe now make the gaining of at least functional competence in one of these languages even more relevant than ever. SOAS University of London has been a centre of excellence in language study for over a hundred years and we offer classes in an unrivalled variety of world languages and at all levels.
Some people are hesitant about learning a non-European language, especially if the pronunciation involves different tones or because the writing is not based on the Latin alphabet. Yet the European languages that we teach (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) also have their own idiosyncracies. Every language presents its own unique challenges and dealing with them is part of the fun and the satisfaction of mastering a foreign language.
For any language, the ingredients for success are the same: regular systematic study, interesting and interactive learning activities and the support of an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher. You will find these key ingredients at SOAS Language Centre. Our fun interactive classes, taught by highly qualified and experienced native speaker teachers, are scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings or afternoons, so you can take a class that fits in with your lifestyle.
We hope that you will come and explore with us how learning a new language will open up new horizons for you and change the way you view the world. You will definitely find language study, whichever language you choose, a rich and rewarding experience. What better way to kick off the new year 2019 than to discover a new world by learning a language?