Oriya Language Programme

Oriya Language Programme

Oriya Language Programme

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Odia language also spelled Oriya, Indo-Aryan language with some 50 million speakers. A language officially recognised, or “scheduled,” in the Indian constitution, it is also the main official language of the Indian state of Odisha (Oriya). The language has several dialects; Mughalbandi (Coastal Odia) is the standard dialect and the language of education.

Oldest of the eastern group of the Indo-Aryan family, Odia is derived from Ardhamagadhi Prakrit. Odia arguably dates back to the 10th centuryCE, though it was almost indistinguishable from Bengali until the 11th century. The first poetic classic was composed in the 15th century, and literary prose began to take shape in the 18th century.

Odia has been heavily influenced by the Dravidian languages as well as Arabic, Persian, and English. Its lexicon has been enriched by borrowings from these languages like Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Turkish, French, Portuguese, and Sanskrit. Words borrowed from Sanskrit occur in two forms: tatsama (close to the original form) and tadbhava (remote from the original form).

Oriya for Beginners (Level 1)

The beginning level is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Oriya. During the first week, elementary level students sign a modified pledge allowing them to interact with their instructor in English while in class. In all other aspects of their daily life in the school, beginning level students abide by the full Language Pledge. From the first day of classes, students are exposed to authentic reading and listening materials. They engage in functional activities, often in small groups, necessary to their survival in the school community and later on in a Oriya setting. Students at the elementary level are introduced to the use of Oriya materials in digitised form and on the Internet. Reading assignments from Oriya sources on the Internet are also a feature of this level. Students write long compositions and make oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Oriya a natural process and helps students at this level blend in with students from higher levels. 

Langma School of Languages’ 14 week Elementary course is designed for a beginner where students start to use basic phrases, words, and sentences.  Students are taught basic Grammar, Vocabulary suitable to their level and communication skills. The teacher will work on both accuracy (learning how to speak and write without mistakes) and fluency (speaking with ease and good pace). In class you will be working individually, in pairs and small groups and there will be some homework set to further practice grammar, reading and writing at home. Langma School of Languages is the best language Institution and this can be seen through our achievements and accreditation. This course is designed for those who can understand and use everyday expressions and very basic phrases, can use sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most personal and family information, shopping, places and enjoyment, can communicate in simple and routine tasks require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters, & can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate needs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration
 (2 hours/session)
Batch
Weekdays/Weekend
Level
Beginner
Class timings
IST (International Standard Timings)
Class size
Maximum 10 students
Age
Any age group

KEY FACTS

  1. We want our students to learn everyday Oriya that will allow them to communicate at work and in everyday situations
  2. Classes follow a balanced syllabus based on pragmatic approach. 
  3. In class we use a combination of textbooks, exercises, authentic materials and some online applications
  4. We make sure classes are well-planned, engaging and delivered in a friendly atmosphere
  5. More traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises seamlessly interlock with reading and listening comprehension tasks, role play, group discussion, extempore, interactive games and small projects
  6. Our main assets are the teachers – fully qualified, experienced and passionate about what they do. 
  7. After successful completion of the course students are rewarded with a certificate.

Oriya for Intermediate (Level 2) 

This is 14 weeks programme, in which students are taught carefully selected grammar points in context of day to day conversation. Students will work on all four language skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking); however, speaking would be prioritised in the classroom. Students will improve their pronunciation and work on identifying their own mistakes and correcting them. This level helps advanced-high students refine and practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students learn how to use and extend their advanced vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills more consciously and effectively.

Students at this level are expected to have mastered language mechanics and possess the high intermediate level of proficiency in Oriya. The course is designed to enable students to attain solid, advanced level proficiency or higher in the various language skills. Readings at this level are extensive and varied in terms of genres and academic interests. They consist exclusively of authentic materials on various contemporary and classical topics in language, literature, and the social sciences. Chapters from books, novels, and lengthy articles form the backbone of this course. Students analyse the stylistic features of different genres and texts. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the nuances of the language and the use of idiomatic expressions and rhetorical devices. Home assignments are varied and typically consist of attending or watching a recording of a lecture, reading a chapter from a book and making an oral presentation in class based on that reading, engaging in a panel discussion with other classmates and one or more of the other instructors in the School, or watching a live TV broadcast(via satellite) of a cultural, historical, political, or religious nature. At this level, students also study the basic structures and phonological system of one of the major colloquial dialects. Students are encouraged to adopt the same linguistic medium that intellectual and educated native speakers ofOriya adopt in their conversations on academic topics. The study of the dialect is uniquely integrated into the general curriculum emphasising the linguistic realities in the Oriya. Langma School of Languages is the best spoken Oriya training institute for Oriya Language. This course is designed for those who can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure & etc, can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions, briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, can understand the important ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation, can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes frequent interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party, & can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration
(2 hours/session)
Batch
Weekdays/Weekend
Level
Elementary 
Class timings
IST (International Standard Timings)
Class size
Maximum 10 students
Age
Any age group

KEY FACTS

  1. We want our students to learn everyday Oriya that will allow them to communicate at work and in everyday situations. 
  2. Classes follow a balanced syllabus based on pragmatic approach
  3. In class we use a combination of textbooks, exercises, authentic materials and some online applications. 
  4. We make sure classes are well-planned, engaging and delivered in a friendly atmosphere
  5. More traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises seamlessly interlock with reading and listening comprehension tasks, role play, group discussion, extempore, interactive games and small projects
  6. Our main assets are the teachers – fully qualified, experienced and passionate about what they do. 
  7. After successful completion of the course students are rewarded with a certificate.

Oriya for Advanced (Level 3)

This is a 14 week programme, in which students are taught the art of conversation. You will take a placement test before the enrolment in the course. Here you study a balanced mix of skills (Reading, Listening, Writing, & Speaking) and systems (grammar, vocabulary, functions, and pronunciation), with an emphasis on practical, everyday communication. Langma School of Languages is the pioneer in providing quality education and in providing the best online training. We carry out tests to ensure that you are progressing and we do regular checks to see if you are meeting your goals. Our teachers work hard to make sure that you are being challenged and are improving your own weak areas. We make our lessons fun, interesting and useful. We give all students the chance to suggest lesson topics, classroom activities and areas of language to study, meaning that there is always something to gain from our classes. 

The course of designed for those who can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning and express him/himself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions, can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices, & can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read and summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Emphasis is on speaking extemporaneously, use of idioms and special expressions, and identifying intent and emotions by recognizing tone, content, and word usage. An increased focus on reading novels, short stories, and media analysis, along with listening to authentic interviews, debates and talks, serves as the basis for dynamic oral communicative practice. Students engage in class discussions and have the opportunity to express their opinions about contemporary issues in Oriya. They are to write a research paper and give lengthy presentations.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration
 (2 hours/session)
Batch
Weekdays/Weekend
Level
Intermediate 
Duration
10hours/week
Class timings
IST (International Standard Timings)
Class size
Maximum 10 students
Age
Any age group

KEY FACTS

  1. We want our students to learn everyday Oriya that will allow them to communicate at work and in everyday situations
  2. Classes follow a balanced syllabus based on pragmatic approach
  3. In class we use a combination of textbooks, exercises, authentic materials and some online applications
  4. We make sure classes are well-planned, engaging and delivered in a friendly atmosphere. 
  5. More traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises seamlessly interlock with reading and listening comprehension tasks, role play, group discussion, extempore, interactive games and small projects. 
  6. Our main assets are the teachers – fully qualified, experienced and passionate about what they do. 
  7. After successful completion of the course students are rewarded with a certificate.