Bangla, the language of the Bengali people in India and Bangladesh is spoken by nearly 250 million people throughout the world. Bangla is spoken by over 80 million (2001 Census) people in West Bengal alone.
Bangla and its importance
Command over spoken Bangla is conducive to further studies in Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Public Health, Women Studies, Religion, Performing Arts etc. It can be also beneficial in the field of commerce, industry, tourism and such other aspects of Bengali life and society.
Audio and video tapes in the regional language collected in the respective field of studies can be better understood contextually by enhancing listening skill.
Reading Bangla material is imperative for research in Bengal's rich history and culture, its aesthetic and spiritual values, its language and literature, film and theatre, art and music, faiths and beliefs, cuisine and fashion.
Regular trips are conducted for the class to places of academic and cultural interest.
AIIS Language course immediately involves the participants in Bangla conversation to help them grasp the basic structure and idiom of the everyday language. In addition to about 2,500 functional distinct words and phrases, the course helps the learner to build up classified vocabulary, related to his/her field of enquiry. The instructors help the learners not only to find useful books / materials of their respective interest but also guide them to browse through some of them in Personal Tutorial classes.
AIIS Advanced Bangla Program is located in the premises of the Institute at Ballygunge (Kolkata) in the southern part of the city. Kolkata in the beginning is a very bewildering city yet fascinating because of its history, multiplicity of ethnic population and cosmopolitan culture. This 300 years old city is the capital of the state of West Bengal thriving with intellectual, academic and cultural activities and a very important center for commerce and industries.
|Monday||Grammar||Prepared Reading||Break||Situational conversation & Debate||Tutorial||Lunch||Journal Correction|
|Tuesday||Oral Presentation||Sight Reading Newspaper Magazine Leaflets||Break||Paraphrasing & Essay Writing||Tutorial||Lunch||Zero hour|
|Wednesday||Prepared Reading||Pronunciation Spelling & Dictation||Break||Bangla Film Preparation-Viewing-Review||Lunch||Zero hour|
|Thursday||Grammar Review||Listening Comprehension Audio & Video alternately||Break||Error Correction||Tutorial||Lunch||Student Teacher Interaction Meeting|
|Friday||Weekly Test||Vocabulary Review & Drill||Break||Film Discussion Cookery Casual Chat alternately||Guest Interview & Tape Review||Lunch||Local Trip|
American Institute of Indian Studies
BANGLA Language Program Center → Kolkata
Student’s Expenditure Information
|Item||In Rupees||In Dollars, One USD = Rs. 68|
|Charges for staying with a Host family per month (AC, internet, breakfast , dinner, and all meals on holidays)||16000.00||235.29|
|Charges for staying with a Host family per month (Non AC, internet, breakfast , dinner and all meals on holidays)||14000.00||205.88|
|Independent Accommodation ( No meals but AC & internet)||14000.00||205.88|
|Independent Accommodation ( No meals, No AC , No internet)||12000.00||176.47|
|Cost of a meal in a decent restaurant||250.00-500.00||3.67 – 7.35|
|Laundry charges ( per cloth)||10.00||0.14|
|Conveyance per week to and from LP Canter||200.00||2.94|
|3G Dongle for Internet (onetime)||1500.00||22.05|
|3G Data plan : 10GB per month||1000.00||14.7|
|Lunch (veg or non-veg) at the program house per week (Monday-Friday)||500.00||7.35|
|Gym Admission Fee (onetime)||2500.00||36.76|
|Gym – Monthly fee||800.00||11.76|
|International postal charges per kilogram (books etc.)||875.00||12.86|
|Entertainment ( ticket charges at a film / theatre )||150.00 - 250.00||2.2 – 3.7|
|Mobile set and SIM card ( Basic model)||1500.00||22.05|
|Mobile ph recharge cost per month||300||4.41|
|ISD Calling USA /Per minute||8.00||0.11|
|Cost for 2 nights trip within West Bengal(other than program)||5000.00||73.5|
|Dance & music classes like kathak, singing, tabla, sitar learning etc ( Per hour charges)||200.00||2.94|
|Doctor Consultation fees||700.00 - 1200.00||10.29 – 17.64|
|Any other costs that you incurred (Toiletries, shoes , kurtas etc for entire Summer)||5000.00||73.52|
For any other information, please contact Program Head email@example.com
AIIS assists students in finding local accommodation within a reasonable commuting distance of the Language Program center. Depending on the size of the Program and the availability of suitable accommodations, students are sometimes housed in furnished apartments, but more commonly live in "paying guest" or "home-stay" arrangements in private homes, preferably with families who speak the target language. Detailed guidelines will also be sent to students once they are accepted into an AIIS Program.