Always dreamed of going to Paris, Egypt or Japan? A dream vacation can be even better if one knows the language of the locals. By knowing the language of the land, one can increase their travel experience by being able to explore freely. An individual who is fluent in a specific foreign language is able to speak to the local people, shop, dine and respectfully enjoy a foreign land. Learning a foreign language can take many months of dedication, however the venture will more than likely open the door to many opportunities. Learning a foreign language takes time, patience and sometimes money. Nevertheless, French, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, among many others, are all languages that can provide great improvement to career, travel or intellect.
The decision to invest in learning a second language should be one that is well thought out, as well as the decision to choose which language to focus on. The conclusion can be based on the motivation for learning a certain language, whether it is centered on furthering a career, enhancing a travel experience or simply expanding the mind. Learning a language can be ultimately good for the mind. Through engaging in a foreign language, one is able to increase vocabulary, pushing the brain to its fullest capacity. Learning a foreign language also exercises the memory. Learning a foreign language can help to increase mental power by being able to speak and think in another language. Here are a few centres that offer courses in foreign languages.
Alliance Française de Bangalore - French
If French is what you want to dabble in, seek out Alliance Française, the institute that promises a host of educational and cultural experiences through its French language courses, seminars, exhibitions and film shows. At Alliance française, the place of the learner is of primordial importance. Thanks to this approach, learners are able to acquire oral and written communication skills, comprehension and expression skills, through communicative tasks.
Learners are active; they develop observation and reflection abilities, all learning strategies which will lead them progressively to autonomy. Their teaching is based on modern, efficient techniques, which encourages self-development and active learning. All their trainers are experts in teaching French and participate regularly in training programs offered by the French Embassy and the network of the Alliances Françaises
Where: Opp UNI Building, Vasanthnagar. Phone: +91-80-4123 1340
Max Mueller Bhavan - German
German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is second only to English as the most commonly used language on the internet. The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, (founded in 1960) offers language courses, organizes cultural events and has a Library. The institute also initiates and organizes contacts and study tours for Indian artists, scientists and journalists who wish to go to Germany.
They also promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. They convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life. Through their network of Goethe-Institutes, Goethe Centres, cultural societies and reading rooms, alongside their examination and language learning centres, they perform the principal tasks of cultural and educational policy abroad. They work in partnership with public and private cultural bodies, the German federal states and municipalities, and the corporate sector.
Where: 716, Indiranagar, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Rd. Phone: 080 25205305
Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre - Japanese
Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC) is the language division of a listed decade old enterprise. SNRC offers a bouquet of Japanese language & cultural skills. SNRC exclusively focuses on providing the following services - Document Translation Japanese to English and English to Japanese, Interpretation Services, Training for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels (JLPT), Corporate Training and Internet based live training programs
Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre SNRC has been in the Japanese Language business for about a decade. They have a successful track record of delivering quality and timely Japanese Language Services to all their clients be it individuals or corporates. SNRC client mix includes large MNC, Indian corporations and software companies. Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre has a successful track record of offering a range of services pertaining to Japanese language and culture. As part of their approach to take learning to students in a convenient manner, they also provide web based distance learning program for Japanese language.
Where: 4/1, Rudra Chambers, 4th Main, 9th Cross, Malleswaram. Phone: +91 80 4262 8200
World Language Lab (India) Pvt.Ltd - Global Languages
World Language Lab (India) Pvt. Ltd. is an International organization, which imparts high value services in training, translation, interpretation, overseas education and recruitment. They handle more than 21 international languages and several Indian languages and offer premium services to the global market.
World Language Lab has a clear foresight and provides cost-effective quality and efficient services for global communication. Russian belongs to the Indo-European group of languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin and the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Irish. Written examples of this are attested from the 10th century onwards. World Language Lab is a highly-equipped foreign language academy in India which provides a perfect combination of overall knowledge of the Russian language and culture. Classes are conducted as per the student’s requirement and move from basic to an advanced level. One can also do Diploma Degree and traveler’s courses including crash courses, group can be arranged
Where: #1057 Banasawadi Main Road. Phone: +91-080-41638972/3/4/5
Instituto Hispania - Spanish
Instituto Hispania, created in 1997, promotes Spanish Language and Culture in India and the South East Asian Region. It is a well-known fact Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and an official language of the UN and its organizations. Globalization has further fueled the need for Spanish speaking individuals.
To address this growing need, they offer course programs in Spanish for Individuals, Institutions, and the corporate sector. Instituto Hispania has a strength of 52 people; all dedicated to the promotion of Spanish Language and Culture in India. They have language experts from India and well as Spanish speaking nationals, from Spain and Latin American countries. Instituto Hispania is an affiliated center of FIDESCU (Ministry of Education, Spain) and offers D.I.E (Diploma Internacional de Español) examinations for those who wish to test their knowledge in Spanish at the international level.
Where: 14, Albert Street,Richmond Road Cross. Phone: 91-80-4147 9175