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Learning foreign languages not only strengthens better understanding of cultures ,perspectives ,employability but also improves cognitive skills ,concentration span ,memorisation and multi-tasking skills in an individual .

There are a variety of short & long duration courses to learn languages like Japanese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Persian, Arabic and French.
1. Short term (2months-1 year): Certificate / Diploma / Advance Diploma Courses.
2. Long term (2years-3years): Bachelor's Degree & PG Diploma Courses.
3. Masters degree (1 or 2 year): MPhil, MA, Ph. D, etc.
4. 5 year Integrated Masters course
5. Summer courses-2lmonths
10th /10+2 for Diploma & Certificate courses. 10+2 with Diploma or Certificate courses for BA. The eligibility criteria is also varied for MA among the universities & language centres.

1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
2. Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.
3. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
4. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
5. Barkatullah Vishwa vidyalaya, Bhopal.
6. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
7. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
8. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Source: CBSE
**Disclaimer: The list of courses and that of Institutes/Universities is in no way exhaustive. These lists are only illustrative and are expected to generate enough curiosity in the child to want to inquire/explore further on the scope, possibilities, avenues, etc. for each of these courses and/or for looking for other options/areas that go beyond these courses. It may also be noted that most of these courses are also offered by several private institutions/universities. The reader is expected to further research on this. Efforts will be made to update the content to the extent possible.
Published date : 28 Mar 2019 04:20PM

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