School of Languages
Sri Ramakrishna preached equal validity of all religions on earth. Religions are parts of cultures; languages are expressions of cultures. The more refined a language, the more evolved is its culture. The study of languages which facilitate intercultural understanding is an important objective of the Institute. The School of Languages offers Beginners’ and Advanced – Level certificate courses in 19 languages – 14 foreign and 5 indigenous to India.
The foreign languages offered are – Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Persian, Russian and Spanish.
The Indian languages offered are – Sanskrit, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi and Tamil.
The popularity of the courses is evident by the growing number of students that enroll every year. During the academic year 2014-15 the total number of enrollment was 22,068.
The School of Languages also offers a number of computer training courses in collaboration with NIIT.
Appropriate information as well as entry and exit points for the above courses are available to students studying foreign languages at the School.
The School of Languages employs state-of-the-art techniques to teach languages including audio-visual methods and internet based VLE for distance education. The School also has a modern and well-stocked languages library for students.
Certificates are awarded after the completion of the senior course in each language. Also, Advanced certificate is awarded after the completion of the Advanced course. In addition, provisional certificates may be given for the elementary course on the basis of applications submitted. Furthermore, 6-month communication courses are also offered in Chinese, French, German and Spanish and certificates are awarded after the successful completion of the courses.