In keeping with the road map for the future growth of Kurukshetra University, Department of Foreign Language has been established to meet the aspirations of the Youth. The department offers part-time language proficiency courses. These develop your communicative competence in the foreign language concerned. The distinctive feature of these courses is that they initiate you into the culture, history and geography of the target language.
The knowledge of Modern Foreign Languages contributes to personal fulfilment mutual understanding, social harmony and a sense of global citizenship of the 21st century. It is a source of cultural enrichment of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning Foreign Languages is to appreciate diversity, to respect other countries, cultures, communities and people. The ability to understand and communicate in Foreign Language is to appreciate diversity, to respect other countries, cultures, communities and people. The ability to understand and communicate in foreign language is a lifelong skill for education and employment for the youth.
The Department’s vision is to create a vibrant foreign language learning environment dedicated to intellectual exploration and cultural exchange with an aim to develop students’ communicative abilities and research interests. Through foreign language teaching, service and research the department intends to serve as a bridge connecting regional, national and international concerns, eventually fostering an openness and sensitivity to diverse cultures in the sphere of language, literature, and associated arts
To expose the students to various foreign languages, literatures and cultures in order to make them knowledgeable and sensitive members of global society. To maximize students’ communicative competence through challenging curriculums, innovative teaching methodologies and latest technological support in the teaching / learning process. To provide the students with the skills to understand and appreciate the rich heritage and cultural diversity of the world. To foster academic cooperation and collaboration with government institutes, professional organizations and local communities. To provide extension and consultancy services to government, private, public and industrial sectors. Develop the skills of translation among the learners and enhance their employability in various sectors like language and literature studies, publishing houses, business, tourism and journalism fields.
The Department of Foreign Languages in Kurukshetra University began its teaching programs in 1970. This span of 52 Years has seen progressive shifts in global political and cultural systems, bringing with them the need to master a foreign language. Foreign language study enhances one’s opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, fashion etc. With the additional knowledge of a foreign language, students get opportunities to study and work abroad. While equipping our students with a sound knowledge of the language, we seek to expose them to the culture of the country as well.
The Department of Foreign Languages offers latest language learning/teaching methodologies. The language experts in department are well informed in their fields. I assure that learning a foreign language is an activity full of fun and new experiences.