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SOAS Language Taster Classes

Interested in learning a new language but don’t know which one? Heard Mandarin Chinese is hard and want to know if that’s true? Then we have the perfect afternoon for you! Come along to Asia House on 4 July and try out your language learning skills in some fun taster sessions. As part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival and in collaboration with SOAS, we are offering free classes in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Arabic, which promise to be interactive and fun.

The duration of each class is 45 minutes – a perfect amount of time to learn the basics and get a feel for the language.

The classes and timings are as follows:

14.00 – 14.45 Mandarin Chinese
14.45 – 15.30 Korean
15.30 – 16.15 Japanese
16.15 – 17.00 Arabic

These classes are free, but booking is essential.

They are part of our Translation Day. In the morning we will be hosting an Arabic calligraphy workshop. Please click here for more information on this. After the classes, between 5pm and 6pm there will be a Murakami translation slam, featuring two leading Japanese translators going back-to-back as they translate some passages of the famous Japanese writer. Click here to book tickets.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of your first class.

The SOAS Language Centre in London offers practical communicative courses in a wide range of Asian and African languages at all levels from Beginner to Advanced, as evening or Saturday courses, or more intensive courses leading to a SOAS Diploma. Over the summer 2015 they will host a series of seminars aimed at all different abilities and time schedules. Click here to read about their summer programme.

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Our Translation Day is sponsored by Ahmad Tea, whose award-winning brews will be served throughout the day. Click here for more information on Ahmad Tea.

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July 4, 2015
14:00 - 17:00
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Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom

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