Established in 1929, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) comprises 16 departments that offer a wide range of academic offerings in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. The Centre of Language Studies (CLS) which oversees Language Studies teaches thirteen languages namely, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese.
At present, CLS offers a wide range of language modules designed specifically for students of all levels from elementary to advanced. With about 3330 students attending these classes per semester, it helps them to gain valuable economic and social resources in today’s world of globalisation and internationalisation. The Centre dedicates itself to excellence in teaching while striving to maintain and improve high standards of teaching by engaging in research and facilitating professional development in foreign language teaching.