About The School of Language
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The Institute is rooted in the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna which among other things, stress the unity of mankind and the equal validity of all religions and cultures. The study of culture as the common heritage of all mankind is the specific field of this Institute and by teaching languages the School makes intercultural exchanges easier. Moreover, with the rapid development of communication, growth of international trade and commerce, widening scope of specialized studies and job opportunities in the developed and developing countries, more Indians are now travelling abroad and for them knowledge of foreign languages is becoming an essential
requirement. This social need is reflected in the growing number of students seeking admission to various language courses of the School of Languages of the Institute.
SCOPE OF THE COURSES
The one-year Junior courses of all languages except English are designed to give the students a good
grounding in the elements of language. The emphasis at this stage is on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and phraseology to enable the students to understand simple texts. The Senior Certificate courses are a follow-up of the Junior courses and only those who have passed the Junior course examinations at the end of the first year are admitted to them. These courses are designed to help the students acquire a working knowledge of the language. The students’ knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation is further improved and they are helped in developing the speech habit at this stage.
In the Advanced Certificate Course, the functional aspect of the language is given prominence. Translation of specialized texts and interpretation are particularly emphasized. It develops the skill of students to consult the source material in their respective fields of study. The main purpose of the Advanced course is to provide a sound base of the language with practical orientation so that the students can gainfully utilize the knowledge of the language in life. Regular audio and video classes supplement classroom teaching.
Quote For The Day
- Swami Vivekananda