Monday, September 20, 2010

Kurdish Kurmanji Course at SOAS

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)-University of London offers a one-year course in beginners' spoken and written Kurdish-Kurmanji, at SOAS Language Centre in London. If you are interested in learning Kurdish, please register now. The Kurdish language class will start in October . This is a one-year course with three 10-week terms. At least 6 people needed to have Kurdish beginners' language class. 3 students have alr...eady registered for the course. 3 people needed to have Kurdish beginners' language class at a one of the important British universities. Kurdish language teacher, Mr Tari Ahmet, has published several Kurdish grammar books and he also taught Kurdish language last year at SOAS.

At present lessons are offered in the evenings and at the beginners level (two hours per week between 6:30-8:30 or 7:00-9:00 depending on the students' preference), but it is hoped that SOAS will initiate a second course at intermediate level in not a too distant future.

How to Contact SOAS: Check SOAS web pages for timetable information, course descriptions and to download SOAS application forms. And see SOAS list of Frequently Asked Questions.

SOAS visiting address is: 22 Russell Square, London WC1 - just around the corner from SOAS main buildings. Office hours: Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm

Contact details: E-mail:

Telephone: UK: 020 7898 4888/020 7898 4888 - Fax: UK: 020 7898 4889
Post: The Courses Secretary, SOAS Language Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beginners Course

A one-year course in beginners spoken and written Kurdish, at SOAS Language Centre in London


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.

Fees for this Course

The fee for each ten week term is £280 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 courseCourse 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.


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.

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