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1.5 Billion people speak English, but 5.5 billion persons speak other languages…

While English is the most extensively spoken language in the world, other languages like Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian are not far behind. In a globalised economy, countries like China, France, Germany, Russia and Brazil are playing a prominent role and obviously their languages also have gained importance.

Learning a foreign language may appear daunting at first, but there are organizations and language schools in Indian cities which make the process easy. Learning to speak would be the easiest, followed by reading and writing. Audio-visual techniques have made learning languages simple and ensure that conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciations are all mastered.

Foreign languages are learnt for professional reasons and personal reasons…

Corporates in business sectors like information technology, communication, tourism, trading and management deal with principals, collaborators, clients, affiliates and overseas branches in various countries and by knowing the foreign language, concerned employees would be able to understand the needs better and communicate better. Students aspiring to pursue higher education in non-English speaking counties would have to learn the foreign language first before taking up the course. However, such language study can take place in India or at the higher education institution in the overseas country.

So far as personal motives are concerned, learning language of a foreign country gives an insight of that country's culture, history, literature and lifestyle. It really is a stimulating experience. Finally, while travelling knowledge of the language of the host country would be a boon in terms of being able to travel around without any problems as well as being able to build relationships.

An interesting titbit: The easiest languages to learn for Indians have been found to be German, Persian, Nepali, Sinhalese, Malay and the Romance Languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian).

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Bangalore Chennai Kolkata Mumbai (Italian)

Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Bangalore: 080-2662 0318, Chennai: 044-2824 2399, Kolkata: 033-3294 4677, Mumbai: 098196 14723, 022-6772 8186

Web Page

Bangalore Mumbai Pune (English)

'myEnglish' by British Council

0120-456 9000, 668 4353

Bangalore (Chinese)

Gamantra Mandarin School

14 Hosur Main Road, Koramangala, Near Christ University, Bangalore 560029


096633 49817

Bangalore (Chinese)

The Mandarin School of India

Purva parkridge, Mahadevpura, Bangalore 560048

099000 13672, 099001 51133, 099001 51127

Bangalore (Chinese-French-German-Japanese-Portuguese-Russian-Spanish)

Institute of Indian & Foreign Languages

#464, 17th G Main, 6th Block Opp. B.T.S. Garage, Koramangala, Bangalore 560095

098801 29523, 080-2550 5162

Bangalore (Spanish)

Institute of Spanish Studies

No.44/8, 2nd Floor, Above Raga’s Skin Clinic, J P Nagar, 7th Phase, Bangalore 560078‎

94802 08123, 95386 57181, 080-4111 6473

Centres in 11 Cities (German)

Goethe Institute, Max Muellur Bhavan

Phone Nos, Addresses & Email IDs of all the centres

Centres in 26 cities (French)

Alliance Francaise

In India map on this page click on the marked city and the city site opens.

Chennai (Chinese)

Chinese Institute of Chennai

Old no. 13, New no. 28, 2nd cross street, Raghavan Colony, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600083.

044-4333 5552

Chennai (Chinese-French-German-Japanese-Spanish-Japanese)


Adyar: No. 26, (Old no. 60), Teachers' Colony, Kasturba Nagar, Chennai, 600020
Anna Nagar: No.19 (Old No.11), Ranganathan Garden, 15th Main Rd, Chennai 40

Adyar: 044-2445 5077, 099629 35152
Anna Nagar: 044-4261 5152, 099629 25275

Chennai (Japanese)


3rd Floor, Chateau 'D' Ampa, 37 (110), Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai 600029

044-2374 0318

Chennai (Japanese)

S&N Hayakawa Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Japanese Language School

19, East Mada Street, Aminjikarai, Chennai 600029

044-2664 1117, 2664 1118, 093810 55855

Delhi-NCR Goa (Portuguese)

Camões Institute

Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre, 4 Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021. AGVA House, 9/32 Dr. Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji, Goa

Delhi: 011-4602 5135, 4602 5136, Goa: 0832-664 7737, 242 2237

Delhi-NCR Mumbai (Japanese)

Yuimaru Japanese Language School

202-203, 2nd Floor, HB Twin Tower, Netaji Subhash Place, Delhi 110034
607-608, Elora Fiesta, Plot No. 8 Sector-11, Jui Nagar, Navi Mumbai 400705

Delhi: 011-4500 0113, Mumbai: 098331 00308

Delhi-NCR (Chinese)

Han You Chinese Language Institute

97/3, 1st Floor, Adchini, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Opposite Waves Restaurant, Near Hauz Khas Metro Station, New Delhi 110017

011-2656 6007, 095604 84269

Delhi-NCR (Chinese)

The Chinese Language Institute

B-8, Green Park Extension, New Delhi 110016.

011-6563 9665

Delhi-NCR (French-German-Russian-Spanish-Chinese-Japanese-Persian-Arabic-Italian-Mongolian-Portuguese)

School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067

011-2674 2575, 2674 2676, 2674 1557

Web Page

Delhi-NCR (Spanish)

Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi

48, Hanuman Road, New Delhi 110001

011-4368 1909

Delhi-NCR (Spanish-French-Portuguese-Italian-German-Russian-Japanese-Korean-Arabic)

Modlingua Academy of Languages (Corporate training programmes)

K-5/B Lower Ground Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019

Mr. Ravi Kumar (Managing Director)

011-2629 1676

Goa (Portuguese)

Indo Portuguese Friendship Society

Ground Floor, Santosh Apartment, Altinho, Panjim, Goa 403001

0832-243 6875, 098221 02549, 098221 01701

Hyderabad (Arabic-Chinese-French-German-Spanish-Italian-Russian-Japanese-Korean-Persian-Turkish)

The English and Foreign Languages University is

Ravindra Nagar, Osmania University, Secunderabad 500007

040-2709 8131

Kolkata (Chinese)

The School of Chinese Language (Zhong Wen Xue Xiao)

11/1 Sunny Park, Kolkata 700019

033-2485 8399, 094322 84582

Mumbai (Arabic-Chinese-French-German)


201, Wellington Business Park I , Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, India 400059.

080339 38330 Ext: 3658

Mumbai (Chinese)

Inchin Closer

098700 90966

Mumbai (Spanish)

Academia de Español

B-Wing, Office No. 10, 3rd floor, next to Andheri Sports Complex, above Diamond Ceramics, J.P. Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058

022-2674 2440, Vidya Govindani 098200 76770, Dinesh Govindani 098200 88559

Mumbai (Spanish)

Academia De Espanol

B-Wing, Office No. 10, 3rd floor,Beside Andheri Sports Complex, Above Diamond Ceramics, J.P. Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058

98200 76770, 022-2674 2440

Mumbai (Spanish)


1st floor, “Vas Chambers” Building. 18, Hill Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050

022-2640 9039, 080826 47938

Mumbai (Spanish)

The Spanish School (La Escuela Espanola)

202, Venkatesh Chambers, Prescot Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

Anu Dalmia

099205 53587, 022-4002 0997

Mumbai: 12 Centres (Chinese)

Yeh China

Usha Sahoo

098679 49449, 070453 31189

Online (30 International Languages)

Rosetta Stone

Online (50 Languages)

50 Languages App

Download the app on your mobile

Online (70 Languages)

Mango Languages App

Download the app on your mobile

Online (Chinese-Korean-Japanese & 6 European Languages)

Memrise App

Download the app on your mobile

Online (Chinese-Spanish)


Web Page

Online (Chinese-Spanish)


Online (English)

English Edge

0120-403 9000, 090157 05705

Online (Indonesian-Turkish and 11 European Languages)

Babbel App

Download the app on your mobile

Online (Turkish & 12 European Languages)

Duolingo App

Dowlload the app on mobile


STEP (Standardised Test of English Proficiency)

A free online test of English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Launched by the publishers of 'The Hindu' newspaper.


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