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Soas degree courses

  • In the knowledge society of the 21st century, language competence and inter-cultural understanding are not optional extras, they are an essential part of being a citizen. Language skills are also vital in improving understanding between people here and in the wider world, and in supporting global citizenship by breaking down barriers of ignorance and suspicion between nations. - DES, 2003

Soas degree courses

Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan

Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish, Caucasian languages

Swahili, Amharic, Somali, Hausa, Yoruba, Zulu

Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil

Indonesian/Malay, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian/Khmer, Burmese

SOAS degree courses

Ucl degree courses

Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian

Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroese

Hebrew, Yiddish

UCL degree courses

Non degree courses only


Azeri, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kurdish, Pashto

Berber, Tigrinya, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shona, Twi, Igbo

Panjabi, Bihari


Albanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Slovene

Mandarin, Japanese

Arabic, Greek

Non-degree courses only

Cetl staffing

CETL staffing

  • Director

  • Administrator

  • Secretary

  • Half-time researcher in language pedagogy

  • 2 half-time multi-media programmers

  • 4 half-time teacher trainers

  • 4 half-time learning advisors

  • 1 half-time assessment and curriculum specialist

The cetl will develop new multi media language learning resources

The CETL will develop new multi-media language learning resources

Example hindi script tutor

Example: Hindi script tutor

Example virtual dutch

Example: Virtual Dutch

The cetl will promote the study of less commonly taught languages

The CETL will promote the study of less commonly taught languages

The cetl will develop resources for the learning and teaching of uk community languages

The CETL will develop resources for the learning and teaching of UK community languages

Some thoughts on panjabi

(Some thoughts on Panjabi)

  • Anjali frm east londoni myself speak punjabi, n i fink its a gr8 language! also i luv punjab!!! goin der dis summer!! yay!!!

  • Yuvraj from south staffsi think panjabi is a very good language and to me it is like english as i speak it every day. i only know a few words and sentences but i understand it fully.

The cetl will design and provide training courses

The CETL will design and provide training courses

  • in language teaching skills for new teachers

  • in the teaching of community languages

  • in language learning skills for new students

  • in the preparation of learning and teaching materials

The cetl grant will enable us to upgrade language learning facilities at soas and ucl

The CETL grant will enable us to upgrade language learning facilities at SOAS and UCL

Soas degree courses

The CETL will provide a focal point for research in the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages

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