School of International Languages

School of International Languages

As Indians, most of us are natural bi-linguals or even tri-linguals. We communicate not only in the mother tongues we are born to but also in languages like Hindi and English.  Scientific studies have however shown that there are several advantages to be gained by learning a foreign language.

Learning a previously unknown language actually increases the size of the hippocampus and cerebral cortex areas of the human brain. This means that by learning a foreign language one becomes capable of thinking better, of developing a better memory, of acquiring greater cognitive skills, and of enhancing perceptual sensitivity.

Knowledge of an international language can also help one to become more open-minded, aware, out-going and social.  Attention spans increase, and as those who learn a new language get to be familiar with another culture, they become capable of looking at the world in a new way.

Foreign language learning also improves existing language skills in individuals, and tests have indicated that the brains of people who learn a new language remain more active and healthy for a longer period of time contributing to a reduced risk of dementia in old-age.

Sister Nivedita University (SNU), an upcoming premiere University under the fold of the renowned Techno India Group of institutions, is an exception to this in so far as its mandate includes the teaching across four semesters of at least one international language to its undergraduate and postgraduate students across all disciplines. As a result, students who graduate from SNU leave with the added advantage of having knowledge of a foreign language when they move out of the campus to employment domains beyond.

In this regard the School of International Languages of Sister Nivedita University which is the brainchild of Sri Satyam Roy Chowdhury the Hon’ble Chancellor of the University, fulfills a double responsibility. It is not only responsible for reaching and teaching French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages to University learners, but also responsible for the running of separate Certificate and Diploma courses in a total of six languages – Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Esperanto.

The objective of these latter courses is to enable any and all of age 18 years and above to learn these foreign languages. Such SNU courses cater to an existing demand from professionals and others for a superior language-teaching facility accompanied with a University certification. This is mainly because almost all foreign-language teaching centres in this part of the country and elsewhere are little more than NGOs, many functioning without proper academic orientation, pedagogic control, discipline or rigour.

It is self evident that prospective employers will desire candidates with a proper certification of their claims of having knowledge of a particular foreign language, and this is precisely what SNU-SIL has to offer.

It is also true that as the world shrinks due to globalization and increased international business transactions, more and more jobs will call for personnel equipped with foreign language skills. Certainly many employers show greater inclination towards considering the CV of a candidate indicating who is properly certified by a University as possessing a foreign language skill as an added qualification.

The SNU School of International Languages (SNU-SIL) is a new and advanced language teaching facility. Its comparative newness has a number of advantages, not the least being a commitment to innovations in course content and delivery, a forward looking vision, and future planning for the application of innovative teaching-learning methodologies and processes.

It is a commitment of SNU-SIL to provide all entrants with some of the best of training and learning opportunities. This is because in language learning (unlike pedagogy in other standard academic disciplines) the provision and acquisition of information is not the norm. What is required instead is a holistic skills-development initiative on the part of the instructor to impart knowledge in aspects of syntax and lexis accompanied by extensive practice in Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills.

The teachers at SIL endeavour to fulfill just these objectives by engaging new learners in a one-to-one interactive process in online classroom sessions and will continue to do so in possible blended-learning scenarios in the near future. Students are often given access to recordings of classes already taken, and full advantage will also be taken of the resources of recently developed digital-learning platforms to be implemented shortly. The School is also engaged in the process of building up an e-accessible resource base and at present frequently screens foreign-language films for the advantage of its students.

Certificate and Diploma courses at SNU-SIL come on an extremely cost-effective basis, and classes are generally held on a two-days-per-week basis in the afternoon/evening hours, or in the case of some language courses, on weekends too for the convenience of those in employment or those still studying in other colleges and universities.

Taking a Language Course in SNU is easy, quick and convenient. Trained and experienced foreign language teachers make learning easy and enjoyable. The superior infrastructure and online/offline resources are among the best. And fees for Certificate and Diploma courses are much less than what is demanded by other comparable language-schools in Kolkata. There are also a wide spectrum of courses available, ranging from a 6-months’ Basic Certificate course of 100 hours, to a 1-year Advanced Certificate course of 200 hours, a 300-hours course, and a 400 hours/2-years Diploma course in any one of six different languages on offer.

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WHY LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?
YOUR REASONS MAY BE
  • For increasing EQ (Employability Quotient)
  • To begin a career as a foreign language Translator/Interpreter
  • Take up freelancing
  • To state on your CV that you know a foreign language
  • To emigrate to another nation
  • Prove that you too can pick up a new language
  • Impress others
  • Develop the ability to Read/Write/Speak and Talk in a foreign language

WHY YOU MAY WANT TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT SISTER NIVEDITA UNIVERSITY?

  • Trained and experienced faculty
  • All languages under one roof/in one campus
  • Modern technological teaching aids
  • Learner-friendly curriculum
  • Graded learning process
  • Convenient class days and timings
  • Provision of Language-learning materials
  • Peaceful and hassle-free educational environment
  • Uninterrupted scope for learning

LANGUAGE COURSES AT SNU

  • Chinese
  • Esperanto
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

PROFILES OF COURSE CONTENT

FOR JAPANESE AND CHINESE

  • Script/ Alphabet
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Conversation
  • Reading, Listening and Writing skills
  • Culture and etiquette

FOR EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

  • Syntax
  • Lexical skills
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Phonetics
  • Grammar

COURSE CATEGORIES

  • Six-months’ B-Certificate Course of app. 100 Hours duration
  • One-year A-Certificate Course of app. 200 Hours duration
  • 1.5 years H-Certificate Course of app. 300 Hours duration
  • Two-years Diploma Course of app. 400 Hours duration
  • Possibility of upgradation of courses to Degree/PG levels

COURSE FEES

  • Consolidated course fee or Rs. 7500/- only for each course of 6-months

AWARDING AUTHORITY

  • All Course-Completion Certificates and Marksheets will be awarded by Sister Nivedita University

ENQUIRIES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Prof. Kamelia Biswas
  • Email id – infosnusil@snuniv.ac.in

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Chinese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Esperanto6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - French6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - German6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Japanese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Spanish6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Chinese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Esperanto6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - French6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - German6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Japanese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Spanish6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Chinese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Esperanto6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - French6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - German6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Japanese6 Months118 years and above40%
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Spanish6 Months118 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Chinese2418 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Esperanto2418 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - French2418 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - German2418 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Japanese2418 years and above40%
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Spanish2418 years and above40%
PROFESSOR (DR.) SUBIR KUMAR DHAR

Director

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Prof. Dhar completed his education from Jadavpur University, Denver University and the University of Cambridge. He taught at Rabindra Bharati University for over 35 years, donning various hats there, from Officiating Vice-Chancellor to the Director of its School of Languages and Culture. His scholarly work has taken him all over the country—from Assam to Uttar Pradesh—and all over the world, including the University of Oxford, Ohio State University and the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh.

PROF. KAMELIA BISWAS

Professor

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Prof. Kamelia Biswas is the Assistant to the Director of the School of International Languages. She is the faculty of French language at Sister Nivedita University. She is pursuing her language learning levels from Alliance Francaise du Bengale. Presently, she is completing her B2 from the Institute. She is competent and has excellent knowledge of the French language and culture.

PROF. VEDANANDA GUPTA

Professor

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Prof. Vedananda Gupta first started teaching German in Rabindra Bharati University at the School of Languages and Culture, where he is still attached. He is also a guest faculty at Sanskrit College and University, where he teaches elective German to post graduate students of English. His interest in German literature is in the creations of the “Sturm and Drang” literary epoch.

PROF. UDATTA M BHATTACHARYA

Professor

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Prof. Udatta M Bhattacharya is trained at the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata as a 'German as a foreign language' (Daf)-Teacher, Udatta has acquired C1 level of skill in the language and been teaching in and around the city of Kolkata. In 2017 he was appointed by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark and was given the responsibility of the course 'Communicative German'. In 2018 he was appointed by Sister Nivedita University.

PROF. PAMPA SAHA ROY

Professor

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Prof. Pampa Saha Roy joined SNU in January 2019 is trained as a Japanese teacher in the Japanese Language Teachers’ Training Course conducted by The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and The Embassy of Japan in India with the support of The Japan Foundation, MHRD, UGC, JNU-HRDC, MSDE, MoCI, MoHFW, MeitY and CSIR at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is specialized in teaching methodologies based on JF-Standard for overseas teachers of Japanese. She studied the Japanese language at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark.

PROF. JAYA CHOUDHURY

Professor

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Prof. Jaya Choudhury is the faculty of Spanish language at Sister Nivedita University. She studied Spanish language at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark. She Writes articles regularly on e-magazines and printed magazines in Spanish which publishes in Argentina and Paraguay etc. countries. She worked several times as an interpreter with the people of Chile. Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain and many more Spanish speaking countries. She received several accolades, certificates for performing in various activities from different embassies of Spanish speaking countries in India.

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Chinese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Esperanto7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - French7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - German7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Japanese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - Spanish7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Chinese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Esperanto7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - French7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - German7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Japanese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - Spanish7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Chinese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Esperanto7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - French7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - German7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Japanese7500
CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - Spanish7500
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Chinese30000
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Esperanto30000
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - French30000
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - German30000
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Japanese30000
DIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Spanish30000

 

SNU SchoolDepartmentCourseCurriculum Structure & Syllabus
School of International LanguagesChineseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - ChineseClick To View
School of International LanguagesEsperantoCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - EsperantoClick To View
School of International LanguagesFrenchCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - FrenchClick To View
School of International LanguagesGermanCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - GermanClick To View
School of International LanguagesJapaneseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - JapaneseClick To View
School of International LanguagesSpanishCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Advanced) - SpanishClick To View
School of International LanguagesChineseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - ChineseClick To View
School of International LanguagesEsperantoCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - EsperantoClick To View
School of International LanguagesFrenchCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - FrenchClick To View
School of International LanguagesGermanCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - GermanClick To View
School of International LanguagesJapaneseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - JapaneseClick To View
School of International LanguagesSpanishCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS) - SpanishClick To View
School of International LanguagesChineseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - ChineseClick To View
School of International LanguagesEsperantoCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - EsperantoClick To View
School of International LanguagesFrenchCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - FrenchClick To View
School of International LanguagesGermanCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - GermanClick To View
School of International LanguagesJapaneseCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - JapaneseClick To View
School of International LanguagesSpanishCERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Higher Certificate) - SpanishClick To View
School of International LanguagesChineseDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - ChineseClick To View
School of International LanguagesEsperantoDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - EsperantoClick To View
School of International LanguagesFrenchDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - FrenchClick To View
School of International LanguagesGermanDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - GermanClick To View
School of International LanguagesJapaneseDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - JapaneseClick To View
School of International LanguagesSpanishDIPLOMA IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - SpanishClick To View


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