Foreign languages have suddenly become in vogue at Indian schools and universities. With globalization-and the increasing reach of the Internet-it was inevitable that these languages would find a ready market in developing nations. Foreign language schools are sprouting like mushrooms all over major Indian cities and even small towns. Take German, for instance. Learning German would benefit students, professionals, engineering, and hospitality and aviation personnel, as well as home makers, who wish to work part or full-time. Students at the University of Mumbai’s Department of German get a chance to pursue studies at German and Austrian Universities under many academic exchange programmes. A wide range of exchange programme exists for both school and university students between Germany and many countries in the world.
At Tula’s International School we offer German and French to our students. A student at a foreign language class is exposed to a whole new language structure which makes him/her more conscious of vocabulary, grammar, conjugation, idioms, sentence construction, comprehension and conversing.
With universal unemployment and a worsening economic crisis, a multilingual ability offers a foreign language student a competitive edge over other candidates. So learning a foreign language gives our students the opportunity to appear for international examinations like the TOFEL, JLPT, DELE etc. Students can find a lucrative career in the field of translation.
Due to growing economic relations between India and various countries of the world, knowing a foreign language is a definite asset. The Indian government is also doing its bit by instructing educational bodies to include foreign languages as part of the national curriculum.