Posted by: hevallo | September 20, 2009

School of Oriental and African Studies Needs Students to run Kurdish Langauge Classes.

Subject: Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beginners Course at SOAS

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London offers Kurdish for beginners. If you are interested in learning Kurdish Kurmanji, please apply now. We need 5 people to have a Kurdish class at a British University. If we can not find 5 students for Kurdish class for beginner, SOAS will not be able to offer any Kurdish class this year.

Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beginners Course
A one-year course in beginners spoken and written Kurdish, at SOAS Language Centre in London

Duration: This is a one-year course with three 10-week terms

Mode of Attendance: Part Time

The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to contemporary Kurdish. By the end of the course, students will have covered basic grammatical constructions and acquired an essential working vocabulary allowing them to communicate within a limited range of situations in which learners are likely to find themselves. The language is presented together with the cultural context in which it is used so that learners are able to appreciate such things as appropriateness and linguistic etiquette when interaction takes place in the target language.

The course is taught in English and Kurdish with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is limited to twelve to allow for close involvement.

Assessment for Course Placement
If you are not a complete beginner, you need to take an assessment in order for us to place you on the course that is the most suitable for your language learning needs. See our page on course assessments.

Fees for this Course
The fee for each ten week term is £255 payable in advance

Terms and Conditions
Please see our terms and conditions of payment on the web and on the application form before enrolling on the course

Application Procedures
Completed application forms together with the fee payment should be returned to SOAS Language Centre. Please note that classes may fill up quickly. In some cases, additional classes are set up; however it is best to apply early in order to avoid disappointment. Contact us for an application form or use our downloadable form.

Show Materials
Our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop You are advised not to purchase course materials until your course has been confirmed. Registered students will be informed as soon as the course is confirmed, no later than five days before the scheduled start.

Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. See our timetable page.

Applying to Join a Language Centre Course
To apply for a SOAS Language Centre course you can:

* Print out our application form in Acrobat PDF format, fill it in and fax or post it back to us. Payment must accompany your application form. We are sorry that we cannot accept payment in cash, nor telephoned credit/debit card payment.
* E-mail, telephone, fax or write in for an application form.

We suggest you read the course description web page and terms and conditions before filling in the form. For all courses beyond beginners level an assessment is normally necessary. See our page on assessments for course placement.
Can’t download our application form?

* You need Acrobat version 4 or greater.
* Your firewall may be preventing download. We can e-mail the form to you.

Thank you for your interest in SOAS Language Centre.

How to Contact Us
Please use our web pages for timetable information, course descriptions and to download our application forms. And see our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Our visiting address is
22 Russell Square, London WC1 – just around the corner from SOAS main buildings.
Office hours:
Monday to Friday 10am to 6.45pm
Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Contact Details
Telephone: UK: 020 7898 4888 World: +44 20 7898 4888
Fax: UK: 020 7898 4889 World: +44 20 7898 4889
Post: The Courses Secretary, SOAS Language Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG


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