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Hosted by SOAS, University of London. SOAS, University of London invites you to an afternoon of exploring English at our central London campus. at University of London

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English Taster Day

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Hosted by SOAS, University of London. SOAS, University of London invites you to an afternoon of exploring English at our central London campus.

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English is a global language. It is used as a first, second and foreign language by close to one billion people around the world. Its global reach has made it one of the most successful means of international communication in history. Global English has also created a rich tapestry of literatures in English and given rise to many different varieties of English, from pidgin to creole.

BA English is a new and exciting addition to SOAS's undergraduate degree programmes. The degree explores many facets of English as a world language and places English language and literature firmly in their historical and global contexts.

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In this half-day taster programme you will learn about the use of English language and the literature of the regions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East during workshops and lectures taken by renowned experts in the field. You will also have opportunities to ask questions and find out more about the study of English at SOAS.

Duration: Half day (10am - 1pm)

Subject area/s: Area Studies,English,English (Language),English (Literature),Linguistics

Course Requirements: This taster course is open to year 11, 12 and 13 students as well as anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2016

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Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)


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