A Complete Guide to Part-Time Language Courses in DU

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 02 Jun 2017
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Part-Time Language Courses in DU

Delhi University is a premier institution that offers as many as 240 courses for UG and PG levels. The well-established institution also offers part-time foreign language courses. With globalisation opening up avenues for foreign investment and employment opportunities, knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Individuals interested in expanding their academic qualifications can pursue Delhi University language courses in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese. Here is a detailed look at colleges offering the course as well as the syllabi to be followed, eligibility and the admission process.

Colleges offering language courses in 2017

There are several colleges where one can pursue part-time Delhi University language courses. Candidates can choose from Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

North Campus

S. No

College

Course

1.

St. Stephen’s College, University Enclave, Delhi – 110007

Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French & German

2.

Satyawati  College Ashok Vihar, Delhi - 52

Certificate,  Diploma in French & German

3.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura, Delhi - 110088

Certificate  in French & German

4.

SGTB Khalsa College, Mall Road, Delhi  - 110007

Certificate  in German & Spanish

5.

Daulat Ram College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi -110007

Certificate,  Diploma, Advanced  Diploma in French, German, Spanish & Italian

6.

Hans Raj College, MalkaGanj, Delhi - 110007

Certificate,  Diploma, Advanced  Diploma in French & German

7.

Keshav Mahavidyalay, Road No. 43, Pitampura, Near Sainik Vihar, Delhi – 110034

Certificate  in French & German

8.

Mata Sundari College, Mata Sundari Lane, Delhi – 11002

Certificate  in French, German & Spanish

9.

Ramjas College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi University, Delhi – 110007

Certificate  in French, German, Spanish & Italian

10.

Miranda House, Patel Chest Marg, Delhi – 110007

Certificate  in French, German & Spanish

South Campus

11.

Acharya Narendra Dev College Govindpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110019

Certificate,  Diploma in French, German & Spanish Advanced  Diploma in Spanish

12.

Bharti College, C-4 Janakpuri, New Delhi – 110058

Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French & German

13.

Sri Venkateswara College, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110021

Certificate  in German

14.

Kamla Nehru College, August- Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110049

Certificate,  Diploma & Advanced  Diploma in French

15.

College of Vocational Studies, Sheikh Sarai Ph-II, New Delhi – 110017

Certificate, Diploma in French & German

16.

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi – 110021

Certificate  in French, German & Spanish Diploma in German & Spanish

17.

Jesus & Mary College Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -110021

Certificate  in French

18.

Gargi College, Siri Fort Road, New Delhi – 110049

Certificate  in German

Syllabi for Language Courses in DU 2017

The syllabi for Delhi University language courses is broken up on the basis of the course selected, i.e. certificate, diploma and advanced diploma. Here is a more detailed look at what students will be introduced to:

Certificate

Paper 1 Communicate Grammar – 1 (100)

Functional grammar based on textbook

Paper II Text Comprehension & Written Expression (100)

  • Comprehension of simple texts and précis-writing (40)
  • Essays on simple topics, questions on civilisation (40)
  • Translation of simple passages into English and simple sentences into the foreign language (20)

Paper III Oral Expression (100)

Text reading, questions on country and civilisation.

Diploma

Paper I Communicative Grammar-II (100)

Functional grammar based on textbook

Paper II Text Comprehension and Written Expression (100)

  • Comprehension of texts on general topics (40)
  • Essay writing and letter writing (40)
  • Translation of passages into foreign language and vice-versa (20)

Paper III Oral Expression (100)

  • Reading and answering questions on the text
  • Expressing opinion and discussing general interest issues

Advanced Diploma

Paper I Advanced Study of the Language (100)

  • Advanced Grammar
  • Analysis of literary texts and texts on general topics
  • Essays on specific themes

Paper II Literature (100)

  • A selection of literary texts in the foreign language
  • Additional material will be supplied by the Department

Paper III Language for Specific Purposes (100)

  • Translation of texts from the foreign language into English and vice versa
  • Language for business and tourist trade
  • Commercial and official letters

Paper IV Oral Expression (100)

Discussion on contemporary political, socio-cultural topics, and films

Eligibility for Delhi University language courses in 2017

If you are interested in applying for Delhi University language courses, there are certain eligibility criteria you need to meet. The criteria vary depending on the course you choose, i.e. certificate, diploma or advanced diploma.

Certificate

Application to Delhi University language courses at the certificate level requires candidates to have passed CBSE’s SSCE or 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 45 percent marks. Admission will be given on merit based on the certificate or degree in postgraduate and above, graduate or 10+2.

Diploma

For application to Delhi University language courses at the diploma level, candidates are required to have passed the certificate exam of Delhi University in an examination or language recognised as equivalent. Admission will be given based in order of merit. Candidates who have a certificate in the language from an institution other than Delhi University or who have a certificate one year or more before the admission year will need to sit for an admission test.

Advanced Diploma

Application to the advanced diploma level for Delhi University language courses requires candidates to have passed the diploma exam in the said language from Delhi University or to have passed an equivalent exam. Candidates who have a diploma in the respective language from an institution other than Delhi University or who have a diploma one year or more before the admission year will have to appear in an admission test.

Admission procedure for Delhi University language courses in 2017

Students seeking admission to Delhi University language courses can contact the respective college and department for admission forms and other queries. The filled forms need to be submitted along with required documents before the last date, which will be notified by the college. Applicants need to fill separate forms for each course. It is important to check the date of annual examinations for the part-time language courses and any other course you may be pursuing carefully. The University will not be held responsible for a clash in dates or timings. Candidates can pursue just one part-time language course from the respective department in an academic year.

Facilities provided

The Department of Germanic and Romance Studies of the University of Delhi has several facilities designed to provide students of Delhi University language courses with the quality education. It has the Pablo Neruda Library with a collection of over 50,000 titles in different languages. The library complex also has 20 computers with internet connectivity. In addition, it has AV facilities with a 50-seat capacity to deliver a comprehensive learning experience.

If you would like to enrol for Delhi University language courses on a part-time basis, the information provided here can guide you towards a smoother application process. Regularly check the university’s website for updates and news.

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