Events by Other Organisations

V&A Course

Arts of East Asia: China, Korea, and Japan

Spring Term 12 weeks, 8 January – 26 March 2018 (Tickets on sale now)


China: Qing dynasty and Korea: Three Kingdoms

This term maps the development of Chinese art from the earliest Neolithic settlements to the highly sophisticated societies of later China. The flourishing silk route opened trade through land and sea, allowing an influx of luxury items to China and the export of silk and ceramics prized as rare commodities abroad.

Monday’s , 11.10 – 15.30

£910 per year, £819 over 60s, £640 concessions, day tickets available

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Upcoming Events from China Unbound

China’s Emerging Middle Class, Morality and Money – 6 Feb

With the emerging middle class, President Xi is worried about a slip of value in young people. How does this affect policy and education? How can you adapt to maximise your success? Join book author of ‘Inside the Middle Kingdom’ Jonathan Geldart to explore.

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Beginner Mandarin (Evening) – Feb 5 (4 spaces left)

Acquire basic Mandarin conversational skills across a range of commonly encountered topics.

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Advanced Beginner (Evening) – starts Feb 7 (3 spaces left) 

Expand your Mandarin across a wider range of frequently encountered topics.

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Entry Intermediate (Evening) – starts Feb 8 (5 spaces left) 

Build on a broader vocabulary and converse in richer detail with confidence and fluency!

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Advanced Intermediate (Evening) – starts Feb 8 (2 spaces left) 

Be competent and confident in most normal conversations, understanding others and expressing yourself well.

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HK Society members can get £20 off any courses. Please email  to book

Chinese at SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre provides short course tuition in Chinese (Mandarin) and in Cantonese on weekdays, during the evening, and on Saturday mornings. It also offers a range of intensive and semi-intensive courses during the Easter and summer periods, some of these for specific language-learning requirements (e.g. Chinese for Business; Chinese for the Martial Arts).

Studying Chinese at the SOAS Language Centre

In addition to its short courses, SOAS Language Centre also offers two full-time accredited programmes: the Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese and the Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Chinese is a vibrant section within SOAS Language Centre and the study of Chinese is a popular choice with language learners from all walks of life. Currently, there are around a dozen teachers of Chinese, all of whom have considerable expertise in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language.

Chinese Language Courses

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese (full-time)

Teacher Training in Chinese

Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

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