Learning centres for foreign languages
There are a plethora of universities and institutes that offer study facilities and various courses to master foreign languages.
Plenty of options: Cochin University of Science and Technology offers various MA and diploma courses in foreign languages.
Eight universities that provide facilities for studying foreign languages had been listed earlier in these columns.
There are many more universities and other institutions with similar facilities. Let us look at some of them.
University of Pune
Address: University of Pune, Department of Foreign Languages, Ganeshkhind Road, Pune - 411 007; Phone: 020-25699232, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.unipune.ac.in.
Ph.D.: German, French, Russian
M.Phil.: German, French, Russian
MA: German, French, Russian
Certificate: German, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish
Intensive certificate: German, French, Spanish
Diploma: German, French, Russian, Spanish
Intensive diploma: German, Spanish
Advanced diploma: German, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish
Special diploma: Russian, Spanish
Special diploma in German translation
Special diploma in teaching French
Special diploma in commercial French
Special Diploma in Japanese civilisation and translation
The pattern of the part-time programmes is in general as follows:
Certificate: one year
Intensive certificate: four and a half months
Diploma: one year
Intensive diploma: four and a half months
Advanced diploma: one year
One-year courses will be held three days a week, two hours per day.
Four-and-a-half-month long intensive courses will be held five days a week, two hours per day.
Eligibility for part-time programmes:
For beginners (certificate/ intensive certificate) courses: SSLC or equivalent.
Diploma courses: certificate or intensive certificate in the same language
Advanced diploma courses: Diploma course in the same language
Special courses: Advanced diploma or BA in the same language
Address: Cochin University of Science and Technology (Department of Culture and Heritage), Kochi - 682022; Phone: 0484-2575180, Web: www.cusat.ac.in .
MA Translation, 4 Semesters: German, Russian (Eligibility: Any degree and diploma-level knowledge in the language concerned)
Integrated diploma: Italian, German, French, Russian, Japanese
Diploma: German, French, Russian, Japanese
Certificate: German, French, Russian, Japanese
University of Kerala
Address: University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034; Phone:0471-2306422, e-mail:email@example.com, Web site: www.keralauniversity.ac.in.
MA: Arabic, German, Russian
PG Diploma: Russian
Advanced diploma in Russian translation
Certificate (After Plus Two course): Russian
University of Calicut
Address: University of Calicut, Calicut University P. O. - 673 635; Phone: 0494-2400252; Web site: www.universityofcalicut.
Ph.D.and M.Phil. Arabic
PG diploma: Translation and secretarial practice Arabic)
Address: Kannur University, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Thalassery Campus - 670 661; Phone: 0490-2345854, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.kannuruniversity.ac.in
PG diploma in French
Certificate in French communication
Address: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam - 686 560; Phone: 0481 2731020 / 2731050, e-mail : email@example.com, Web: www.mguniversity.edu.
BA: Arabic, French, English
Address: The University of Mysore, Mysore - 570006; Phone: 0821-2419361, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.uni-mysore.ac.in.
Junior/ senior diploma: French, Film Direction, German, Russian.
Certificate: Arabic, French, German, Persian, Russian
Address: Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam – 530 003;
Diploma: French, Japanese, Russian
Address: University of Lucknow - 226 007; Phone: 0522-2740412, e-mail: email@example.com, Web site: www.lkouniv.ac.in/courses
MA: Arabic, Modern Arabic, French, Persian, Russian
BA (Hons): Arabic, French, Persian
Advanced diploma: French, German, Russian
Diploma: French, German, Russian, Tibetan
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Address: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001; One of the oldest foreign language teaching institutions in the country; Phone: 011 -23382005, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.bvbdelhi.org.
French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese: Two-year courses divided into four semesters of five months each. There will be an examination at the end of each semester. Students coming out successful in the examination after the second semester will be awarded the certificates. Those who pass the examination held after the fourth semester will be awarded diploma.
Emphasis is given in conversation and translation in the third, fourth semesters.
Arabic and Russian: One-year certificate courses divided into two semesters of five months each.
German: One semester intensive course, leading to admission at Max Mueller Bhavan for further study.
Eligibility for admission: Plus Two. Classes commence in January and August.
One-year advanced diploma course in French: Those who have cleared the fourth semester examination in French are eligible for admission.
Max Mueller Bhavan
Address: Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe-Institut), 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001Ph: 011 23329506, e-mail:email@example.com. Web site: www.goethe.de/ins/in/ned/enindex.htm
Extensive courses: 18 weeks, 10 periods of 45 minutes / week
Intensive courses: 6 weeks, 16 periods of 45 minutes / week
Super intensive courses: 6 weeks, 25 periods of 45 minutes/ week
Blended learning: 18 weeks
Further, different types of courses are being conducted as per request.
Some of these are custom courses, exam preparation courses, Small groups courses (2-8 people), individual courses (one person), company courses, and distance learning courses
All courses offered at the Max Mueller Bhavan are taught with the aim of enabling students to pass the internationally recognised exams the Goethe-Institut offers.
Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe-Institut) has various centres in India:
4, Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Chennai 600 006; Ph: 044 28331314, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
716, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore 560 038, Ph: 080 25205305, e-mail: email@example.com
K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001; Ph: 022 22027710, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
14 / 3-B, Boat Club Road, Pune 411001; Ph: 020 261 61 340, e-mail: email@example.com
8, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019; Ph: 033 24866398, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two other centres linked to Max Mueller Bhavan:
Goethe-Zentrum Chandigarh, SCO 80-82, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh – 160022; Ph: 0172 5075781, e-mail: email@example.com
Association for German Culture, Hyderabad (AGCH), 203, Hermitage Office Complex, Hill Fort Road, Nampally, Hyderabad 5000063; Ph: 040 55526443, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Max Mueller Bhavan is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach, promoting the knowledge of the German language and fostering international cultural cooperation.)
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