Where to learn foreign languages: Courses, institutes and work opportunities

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Summary

UG, PG and Diploma courses are available in major foreign languages ​​in offline and online mode

Short accelerated courses are organized for students and professionals who wish to go abroad for a short stay

You have decided to learn a new language. The real challenge starts now. How do you do it and what are the options to turn language learning into a full-fledged career?

Benefits of language learning

Language has become the vector of emancipation in a world where different cultures and nationalities mix more than ever. Learning a new language opens up new avenues and opportunities for communication – you can chat with someone on the other side of the world and share common interests or find a job abroad that requires some knowledge of their native language. Students willing to study abroad will also benefit from this pursuit.

Foreign language courses:

Alliance Française Du Bengale, Calcutta

  • It offers beginner, intermediate and advanced level lessons on weekdays and weekends.
  • Online courses, intensive four-week crash courses, a one-year specialist course for those wishing to obtain French language diplomas, and diploma courses are also available.
  • Specially organized conversation classes are organized on request.

Goethe Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata

  • It offers an intensive basic German course for 14 weeks, a super-intensive course for eight weeks and online group lessons for 17 weeks.
  • Online self-study courses with three-month access to online resources and exam preparation courses for German intermediate level B1 are available
  • Specialized courses for individual groups are organised.
  • Click here for more details.

Russian Language Institute – Gorky Sadan, Kolkata

  • It offers Russian courses for students and professionals.
  • Six-month certificate courses and 10-month diploma and post-diploma courses are also available.
  • One-month crash courses are organized for students and professionals visiting Russia.
  • Click here for more details.

Institute of Spanish Studies, Calcutta

  • It offers spoken Spanish courses at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Specialized courses for students and professionals wishing to move to Spain are also available.
  • Click here for more details.

Indo Japan Welfare and Cultural Association, Kolkata

Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Calcutta

  • It offers a digital diploma course in Italian for basic, intermediate and higher proficiency levels. Each level includes 44 hours of lessons followed by an exam.
  • Click here for more details.

Chinese Language School, Kolkata

  • It offers express, basic, intensive and short Mandarin courses.
  • Express Courses are short-term courses for visiting travelers, students, and those traveling to China for business purposes. the basic courses are intended for oral proficiency; an intensive course is designed for those who want to specialize in the language; short courses are specially designed for children.
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Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Institute, Kolkata

  • It offers six-month certificate courses in 19 languages ​​– 14 foreign and five Indian. Foreign languages ​​include French, German, Spanish, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Persian, and Russian.
  • Click here for more details.

University of Kolkata, Kolkata

  • The Department of Arabic and Persian offers master’s and doctoral courses in both languages. You need an undergraduate degree in the same language to apply for postgraduate courses.
  • The Department of French offers diploma, master’s and doctoral courses in French. You need at least 45% in your undergraduate studies to enroll in the postgraduate course. You need at least 55% aggregate in your master’s degree and at least 50% in the internal admission exam to be admitted to the doctoral course.
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Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • It offers certification courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
  • Diploma courses are available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Japanese.
  • Advanced diploma courses are offered in French, Japanese and Portuguese.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

  • The Center for Arab and African Studies (CAAS) offers three-year bachelor’s, two-year master’s, and five-year master’s/doctoral programs in Arabic language, literature, and culture.
  • The Center for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies (CC&SEAS) offers three-year bachelor’s, two-year master’s, and five-year master’s/doctoral programs in Chinese. It also offers two-year certificate and diploma courses in Bahasa Indonesia.
  • The Center for French and Francophone Studies offers three-year bachelor’s, two-year master’s and five-year master’s/doctorate programs in French.
  • The Center for German Studies offers three-year bachelor’s and two-year master’s programs in German.
  • The Center for Japanese Studies offers five-year integrated postgraduate programs. It also offers five-year Masters/PhD courses.
  • The Center for Korean Studies offers three-year bachelor’s, two-year master’s, and five-year master’s/doctoral programs. It also offers part-time diploma and certificate courses in Mongolian.
  • The Center for Persian and Central Asian Studies covers the full range of language, literature and culture of Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey. It offers doctoral, master’s, master’s and bachelor’s degree courses in Persian. It also offers degree and certificate courses in Pashto.
  • The Center for Russian Studies offers three-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate programs. It also offers MPhil & PhD research programs after postgraduate studies.
  • The Center for Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies offers three-year bachelor’s, two-year master’s, and five-year master’s and doctoral courses in the Spanish language.
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Fields offering work opportunities after learning a new language:

  • Academia: You can teach foreign languages ​​at home and abroad. Language experts are in high demand in universities, professional organizations and companies.
  • Consulates/Embassies: Knowledge of a foreign language will allow you to work in foreign embassies and consulates.
  • Tourism: Government-recognized travel guides need knowledge of foreign languages ​​to help tourists. These guides are also hired by hotels and international travel agencies.
  • Interpretation and translation: Interpreters are employed by consulates, embassies, immigration services and law firms. Publishing houses and law firms hire translators. These professionals are in high demand in a connected world.

Last updated on December 30, 2021

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