Hola! Bonjour! Ciao! Top Places to Learn a Foreign Language in Bangalore

The world today is a much smaller place than ever before, and for kids to be true global citizens, it is essential that they in proficient in foreign languages and cultures. Today, Bangalore is teeming with language courses for kids that offer not only the basic beginners course, but conversation classes, fully immersive courses, private tuitions and group lessons. Read on and check out this list if you are looking for foreign language courses for your kids.

Alliance Française

Present in the city since 1970, the Alliance Française de Bangalore, a not for profit organisation that is a part of a world wide network of more than 850 institutions. At Alliance Française de Bangalore, children will enjoy French through textbooks and workbooks but above all through various activities like games, songs, drawings and use of interactive smartboards. Classes gather students by age and are divided by language levels so that the institute can focus on age specific language and learning needs. However due to a lack of coaches, the kids classes will only be resumed in 2017

Ages: 8 years and older

Address: 108, Thimmaiah Road, Opposite U.N. I Building, Vasant Nagar, Bengaluru

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Goethe Institute

With 5 classes a week and at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan students can enjoy the experience of learning German together with songs and stories, dance and drama, movies and much more. Courses designed for small groups can be organised on request, either at one of our Institutes or at your location.

Ages: 10 to 16 years

Location: #716, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

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At Inlingua, language programs include English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin. They also offer tailor-made language programs in Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Korean, with levels starting from basic to advanced. At present only their Jayanagar centre offers a course for kids. However during the summer holidays, they offer short term language courses for kids across centres.

Ages: 10 years and older

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Xcel Language Academy

Xcel Language Academy is an institute for language advancement that teaches kids languages such as French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Russian and Greek. Their teaching methods include an entrance test, dividing groups according to their levels, audio, video and text support as well as lab session.

Ages: 10 years and older

Location: No 48, Stephens Road, Opposite-Meridian Medical Centre, Frazer Town

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Navis Institute of Foreign Language

Navis Institute of Foreign Language is a Japanese Language centre that provides training by certified teachers. They offer group as well as individual classes that covers Japanese customs, culture, vocabulary and grammar. The institute believes that the best way to learn Japanese is by practice and they provide a balanced focus on Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Skills. From basic courses, competency courses to conversation courses, students have a variety of courses they could opt for.

Ages: 15 years and older

Location: 4th Floor, Sharavanthi Blue Chip Building, No12, 100 Feet Ring Road, BTM Layout, 1st stage

Contact Number: 080 4121–8900

Website: http://www.navis.co.in

Institute of Universal Languages & Education

Institute of Universal Languages & Education (IULE) is a popular foreign language training institute that offers classes for major languages spoken across the world such as English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Norwegian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish etc.

The trainers are well versed with the language, culture, etiquette and dynamics of the language and script and offer a free demo course for your chosen foreign language.

Ages: 15 years and older

Location: 2nd Floor, M R Complex,5th Main, Malleshpalya, New Thippasandra Post

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Institute of Spanish Studies

The Institute of Spanish Studies offers weekday and weekend batches for school children who are learning or going to learn Spanish as part of their syllabus (CBSE, IB, IGCSE etc.) They follow Common European Framework Guidelines to teach Spanish at our classrooms in Bangalore. They also teach Spanish culture, history and civilization for better understanding of the language.

Ages: 5 years and older

Location: No. 44/8, Second Floor, Above Raga’s Skin Clinic, Next to Brigade Millennium Signal, J P Nagar,7th Phase,Diagonally Opposite ICICI Bank ATM, Bangalore

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Japanese Language School

Japanese Language School offer a one year slow paced beginners course for kids that is held over the weekends.

They also have a basic programme that is purely a spoken course designed to familiarize the students with phonetic, syntax, semantics and a vocabulary of about 1000 words. The program places special focus on grammatical, topical and situational subjects. Textbooks are supplemented by reading material, home assignments and CDs.

Ages: 8 years and older

Address: No-198, 1st Floor, Nandidurg Road, Jaya Mahal

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Instituto Hispania

Instituto Hispania offers private tuitions for kids that can be extended to a maximum ration of three-to-one. More than 3 students will have to get into a different format of classes. In Private Tuitions, Instituto Hispania will accommodate to the learning speed and capacity of the student, and also to the specific requirements in terms of vocabulary or area of expertise needed.

Ages: 10 years and older. Younger kids can be accommodated in private tuitions

Location: No. 1, 6th Cross, Second Floor, Victoria Layout, Near Vijaya Bank

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Institute of Foreign Language and Culture

The Institute of Foreign Language and Culture, popularly known as IFLAC is a growing language institute that offers professional courses in various foreign languages, namely — Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, French and Mandarin.For kids they offer a beginner course in Spanish and French.

At IFLAC, they offer students a wide range of activities as part of the teaching process — from movie nights, international food festivals, intercultural workshops, to weekend trips where students will get the chance to communicate in the foreign language.

For kids, the centres offer IGCSE Spanish class as well as a weekly a young learners Spanish and French class.

Ages: 8 years onwards

Locations: Two locations across Bangalore — Ulsoor and Bangalore

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Originally published at www.mycity4kids.com on July 27, 2016.