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North Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beginners Course at SOAS

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London offers North Kurdish (Kurmanji) for beginner. If you are interested in learning North Kurdish, please apply now. 

North Kurdish (Kurmanji) Beginners Course

A one-year course in beginners spoken and written North 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 North 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 North 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.


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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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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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