The only state in India to be crowned by the Himalayas and the skirted by the sea, West Bengal is historic. Playing a leading role in the country's freedom struggle, Bengalis have always regarded themselves as intellectuals and liberals. The first Indian to win a Nobel prize in Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali. His stories, songs and poetry are revered even today.
Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, is the only city in the country when the venerable trams still ply. Nostalgia for the gracious age gone by are evident in the old restaurants on Park Street where indeed live dance and music can still be be had. And Bengali food - the delicately spiced curries, melt in the mouth fish and biryani that can transport you to the gates of heaven! And of-course, Bengali sweets!
Knowing the language enables you to communicate effortlessly with the locals, find jobs with ease and in a million small ways, it makes life so much more comfortable, fulfilling and interesting!
Did you think 'ami tomake bhalo bashi' and 'aaahhh! rosogolla' is all there is to Bengali?
(Medium of instruction English)
Each session will have writing and conversation (verbal interaction)
Bengali alphabets with phonetic effect
Introduction of basic dialogue like-What is your name, where do you live, how old are you etc. Student will write down in English script both in English and Bengali language.
a. In the park
b. At doctors chamber
c. In the market
d. On the road
e. Social or official gatherings
a. Different times of a day
b. Parts of your body
e. Days of the week
f. Animals etc
Emphasis will be given on Bengali spellings and perfection in sentence construction.