Dr Binoy Barman, skilled in international languages, Associate Professor of Department of English in Daffodil International University and Director of Daffodil Institute of Languages (DIL), shares his ideas about the institution with Mamanul Haq Onik

Mamanul Haque Onik
The world is an increasingly globalized place where individuals are communicating among multiple cultures each day. For those of us in the English speaking world, we take access to this information for granted. Elsewhere, however, much of the world’s information is beyond their reach, locked in English. That is one reason why learning English as a second language has become so popular. In fact, English is now the world’s most widely spoken second language, surpassing all others. In fact, more people now speak English as a second language than as their first language.
“I have been the director of this institution from the very first time. It was started in 2013, and I took that as a special assignment. Then I was just a retired Head of the English department. So, after the establishment of this institution, University Grants Commission (UGC) approved it and I along with some instructors started to inspire the students about learning some other languages. It is definitely needed when a student want to go abroad for higher studies in Malaysia, Japan, France, Germany and some other countries. So learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to one’s CV for travelling in many sectors. It will make a student smarter, more decisive and even better at languages,” Binoy suggests.
Professor Barman also adds that some courses are already started at our institute and they contacted with a Japanese institute to help them out for proficiency testing. Some students are doing IELTS for going abroad and we are trying to have some classes to improve their course.
At present DIL have some basic language courses like French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and they are expanding the courses. As a result, they have communicated with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies to introduce the Chinese language here. Korean language will also be in courses in a while said DrBinoy.
He says about the future of this institution like, “Besides these we have other plans. So far we have only short course, we will be able to enroll some longer courses about the foreign languages. The range will be 3 months to 6 months and not more than that. We are trying to start some diploma courses also which are longer and Masters in English Language Teaching (ELT) will be in our institute very soon. We are hopeful to implement these courses and hoping to have more students from Daffodil and other universities to have the opportunities we are giving.”
As we know that trained teachers are important to teach the students, so we are having a contract with a German university. They will send some of their instructors to train our teachers.
More or less 30 students are in each batch including English. It exceeds in exceptional cases. As it runs by a semester, we have around 100 students in per semester.
Lastly he adds that they will accommodate much when more and more students will be coming, and they will be better in teaching languages for the betterment of them who will be learning different courses in Daffodil International University (DIL).

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Bangladesh Post