MUMBAI: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management (VESIM) Business School, one of the leading business schools in Mumbai announced the launch of its Foreign Language Division under the aegis of Centre of Excellence in Communication Skills (CoECS).
Four foreign languages – Chinese Mandarin, French, German and Spanish are being offered for all levels of proficiency starting from the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Dr. Krupa Kulkarni, Ph.D. in Linguistics and expert in 3 foreign languages was the Chief Guest for the inauguration of the division. Courses begin from November 2018.
VESIM’s CoECS in Communication Skills is one of its kind dedicated centre founded on the premise that communication skills need to be imbibed over and beyond the scope of traditional classroom teaching, through a combination of inter-related activities involving listening, writing and speaking.
The faculties in the Foreign Language Division are well experienced and qualified in these languages, so the students would be definitely trained in a very meticulous way.
Commenting on the launch, Professor and Head of the Centre of Excellence in Communication Skills, Dr. Uma Bhushan said, “In an age of increasing globalization, it goes without saying that a high level of competency in a foreign language aids in career acceleration, emigration, studying abroad, global travel, or simple extra income as a part-time teacher, translator or interpreter. We believe that learning one or more foreign languages is an important part of the various holistic and wholesome avenues for students to develop their overall personality, globalized perspective, self-confidence and, therefore communication skills.”
While institutes offering these languages are not located on the entire harbour line, the course fees offered is half of the fee charged by the teaching centres of the government affiliated bodies in these languages. This is also a major deciding factor for any prospective student.