The O.P. Jindal Global University does justice to its name by not only having a milieu of faculty, staff and students from around the world but also offers a number of foreign language courses that enable students understand diversity and pluralism, and equip themselves for the present global era. Being multilingual in today’s time is undoubtedly an asset.
French is offered in the form of a core-elective pairing i.e. some students study it as a value-added subject and others have language as part of their core curriculum.
The Centre also engages in organizing cultural activities like film festivals, street shows, exhibition, poetry recitation, dance and music festivals wherein students are encouraged to participate. These activities aim at constructive engagement of students in cross-cultural communication and develop a wider outlook towards different cultures. The Centre aims to create a space that is plurilingual and multicultural.
The Centre offers language courses to undergraduate and post-graduate students as two or three credit subject every semester and students may opt for one or more languages as per their requirement and choice.
The Centre follows a curriculum that is in line with international standards stipulated by Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The following CEFR levels are spread over eight semesters at the end of which the learners reach a competency of A2. For more details about CEFR please follow the link:
The Centre also offers elective courses for the preparation of international certificate exams such as DELF (FRENCH). The classes are also open to other faculty members, staff and research scholars who wish to benefit from the language courses.
The Centre is well equipped with resources and infrastructure like multi-media lab that enhance and make classroom conducive for learning a foreign language. The approach followed helps learners acquire languages in a leaner friendly atmosphere. Learning happens through engaging students in creative and communicative task-based activities. Equal importance is given to all the four communicative skills, i.e. reading, listening, writing and speaking. Various teaching approaches are applied as per the needs of the learners. Students are encouraged to become autonomous and reflect over their own learning strategies. A lot of importance is laid upon the authenticity of communication. Learners get an opportunity of interacting with the people of the target language countries through online chat sessions. The students are informed about the history and culture of the various target languages that they learn.