Sign Up For These Foreign Language Courses In The City

Upasana posted on 25 September

Ever dreamed of picking up Latin? Or conversing fluently in Italian for that holiday much like in the book, Eat, Pray, Love? Calling all wannabe polyglots, here's where you can pick up French, Latin, Persian, Spanish, Russian and more - for as low as INR 1,000 for a semester!

CDA Centre

The CDA Centre of Languages offers many languages for you to choose from. They teach French, German,  Italian, Portuguese etc. They have three centers and are opening in Golpark and Baguihati in around two weeks! Courses for languages like French, German, Italian and Portuguese start at around INR 12,500 (without tax); and courses like Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Dutch are slightly more expensive (around INR 16,000). These courses last about 3 months and you can choose to further your expertise in the language once the course is over.

Schools & Colleges

BJ-11, Sector 2, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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Jadavpur University School of Linguistics and Languages

Jadavpur University’s SLL Department offers certificate courses to external applicants. They focus on languages like French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese. They have some really well known  academics teaching languages such as Abhijit Mukherjee who has translated Murakami into Bangla (the first translation of Murakami in any Indian language!) in the Japanese Department and Rita Roy, a very well-known Portuguese scholar and translator. While the office at JU is a bit difficult to coordinate with, we would suggest you make your way down to the university soon to secure yourself a seat for their upcoming language courses.

Community Groups

Jadavpur University, Gate 1, Jadavpur Station Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata

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    Busy Bee Academy

    If you’re looking for something which is a bit more laid back, Busy Bee Academy offers a French course which is a great place for you to send your kids and let them enjoy a language without getting into the formalities of examination and structure!

    Community Groups

    AC-030, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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    The Institute Of Russian Language

    This institute of Russian language was inaugurated in 1974. Since then they have been providing Russian classes for both beginners and several intermediate students. You can choose from a wide variety of courses – the certificate course lasts six months and requires students to take two classes a week, or the 10-month diploma and post diploma courses {twice a week}. The certificate course costs around INR 1000+, while the diplomas cost INR 2,000+! They also have a one-month crash course which is around INR 2,500+ per head. To enroll, please visit Gorky Sadan.

    Community Groups

    3, Gorky Terrace, AJC Bose Road, Elgin, Kolkata

    Alliance Francaise du Bengale

    Alliance Francaise near Beckbagan and Park Street offer daily French classes. They give you an extensive course for which you must take exams to qualify onto the next module. Like most other language courses these are taken in groups and students are required to take oral and written tests from time to time. Course fees start from INR 10,000 excluding text book prices. These costs go up a bit as you move up the modules.

    Schools & Colleges

    Park Mansion, 57-A, Flat 15, Sector 3, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata

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    Ramakrishna Mission

    Ramakrishna Mission has the most extensive list of languages in Kolkata. They teach French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Korean, Urdu, Ancient Greek, Chinese, and Latin! Courses cost approximately INR 8,500 for a year. Admission is done on a first-come-first-serve basis, so hurry!

    Schools & Colleges

    Gol Park, Dhakuria, South End Park, Kolkata

    The School of Chinese Language

    Located in Sunny Park, this school offers you a wide range of courses. They also have a tie up with University of Calcutta and have UGC approval for their certificate courses.

    Schools & Colleges

    Amrapali Tower, 2nd Floor, 47/1H, Hazra Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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    Max Mueller Bhavan

    Max Mueller Bhavan offers three kinds of German courses, extensive, intensive and super intensive. These courses start from around INR 15,500 and are 14 weeks long each. This is also a great place to visit in general since they always have some interesting event or the other going on throughout the month.

    Schools & Colleges

    57-A, Park Mansions, Gate 4, Taltala, Kolkata

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