As the world comes to India and Indians make an impact in countries abroad, many technology professionals find that the knowledge of foreign languages gives them a definite edge over their technical counterparts. The Department of Foreign Languages has designed courses in French, Japanese, German and Chinese to meet global needs and turn these foreign languages into an asset for those who intend to join multinational companies and look for opportunities abroad.
The Department of Foreign Languages consists of eleven well qualified faculty members. Some of them have been associated with either Germany, Japan or France in their own fields of professional experience. This helps the faculty members to teach students not only the foreign language, but also initiate them in the culture of these countries.
French, deemed as a global language, is widely used in Europe and Canada. The course also enhances the scope of engineering students finding placement in companies with French collaborations in India. Students are also trained for the Level-I exam in French conducted by the French cultural center, Alliance Française, Nungambakkam, Chennai, which is internationally recognized.
Numerous German companies are emerging in India. The increased cooperation between the two countries have opened job opportunities in Germany as well. Learning German helps students to get preference over others in getting employment in such companies and in seeking employment abroad.
Engineering students benefit greatly in receiving instruction in the three Japanese scripts, namely Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. As more and more Japanese clients seek software solutions from India, knowing the language is a definite advantage for fresh engineers who intend to join software companies.
Currently people become involved in learning Korean to a greater extent, because this kind of language can provide one with societal and business opportunities in the countries which speak Korean as their main language. One of the most advantages about Korean language is that it is easy to learn due to its logical and simple script as well as the absence of tones, and a number of English words.