HYDERABAD: Studying a foreign language can be a boon. Opportunities are wide open in the city for people who want to be polyglots. Proficiency in foreign languages are highly sought after especially for higher studies abroad. Research proves that studying a foreign language can stimulate your brain, increase your multi-tasking ability and can even decrease chances of having alzheimer’s
Here are a few institutions that offers foreign languages
The English and Foreign Languages University
This is the pioneer institute for studying foreign languages in the country. Formerly known as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, EFLU became a central university in 2006. Full time courses from Bachelors to Doctor of Philosophy are offered in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian, Turkish, Italian, Chinese and Korean. They have the best choice faculty. Selection is based on an all India entrance examination that usually has to be taken in the month of February. Short-term summer courses are open for public and you can keep in track of notifications on their official website or Facebook page.
EFLU will be the best destination to study a new language and is affordable.
Alliance Francaise Hyderabad
Proficiency in French is highly appreciated even in English speaking countries.
Being one of the official languages of United Nations, knowledge in French can be an advantage. Alliance Francaise, has two branches in Hyderabad. Upcoming classes will be updated on their official website and they are also planning to form a Kids Club. Fee for the course varies according to the course content, timing and period.
Detailed information regarding this is available on official website. The number of French trainers are mushrooming in the city and one must take care of their authenticity.
Ph: 040 23554485/86 or 040 27700734
Goethe Institut Hyderabad
Germany is evolving as one of the major destinations by Indian students especially for doctoral studies. As TOEFL score is not mandatory, proficiency in German can be an added advantage for your profile. As many universities in Germany including the prestigious University of Heidelberg are offering exchange programmes and summer schools, studying German is helpful. The Goethe Institut is the cultural institute of Germany that promotes German language abroad for international cultural cooperation. The level of course that can be opted in Goethe is selected through a placement exam and interview. Learning goals are created based on your performance. Cost of this exam is `500.
040 23350443, 23350473.
Sui Generis Spanish Centre
If you want to be in the land of La Tomatina, Sui Generis Spanish Centre can be your destination. The centre focus on translation, interpretation and training courses in Spanish. Courses are offered in six levels. Course fee starts from a range of `3500. Contact: 040 64190688.
Asa Bhanu Japan Centre
Studying an oriental language like Japanese can be more than challenging. Institutes offering these languages are also rare to find. Asa Bhanu Japan Centre is a not-for-profit association of Asa Bhanu Technical Services Limited. Japanese language courses, translation services and special workshops to promote Japanese culture are offered by the centre. Conversation classes that extends for four months costs `3000. Second level (one year) , third level (four months period) and fourth level (four months period) courses can cost `24,000,`4,500,`4,500 respectively. Contact: www.asabhanu.com/abjcmore.html