Konkani Language Programme

Konkani Language Programme

Konkani Language Programme

नमस्कारु (Hello)

Konkani language, Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family. Konkani is spoken by some 2.5 million people, mainly on the central west coast of India, where it is the official language of Goa state. It is also associated particularly with the city of Mangalore (Mangaluru) in Southwestern Karnataka and is spoken especially along the west coast of Maharashtra state. Because speakers of Konkani live near Marathi speakers, the languages are similar in some respects, but Konkani precedes Marathi in date of origination. The first known Konkani inscription dates to 1187.

Konkani for Beginners (Level 1)

All our courses are designed to allow the student to progress and improve his/her knowledge of the Konkani language at a level that suits him/her with emphasis on enabling students to feel comfortable using the language in practical situations. All courses focus on developing skills in each of the four key areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in accordance with the international standard of teaching languages. Our classes are designed to be interesting, stimulating and enjoyable. We use up-to-date audio visual equipment and all our classrooms are equipped with broadband. Our students and teachers have access to the Institute's library where we have extensive collection of Konkani Films and documentaries on DVD (many with English subtitles) along with a choice of books for adults and children.

The programme at Langma School of Languages begins to instil with the fundamentals of language such as alphabet and numbers. The classes are based on pragmatic approach; so, students can build vocabulary and grammar is incorporated to help students create sentences. Teachers work on individuals to improve pronunciation. At the end of the programme students will be able to: use greetings and farewells, introduce themselves, clear and precise pronunciation, talk about family, leisure time, study, work, weather, use basic sentence structures for communication, asking questions, shopping, making plans & arrangements, read basic texts, understand simple written messages like streets, stores, cafes, and write simple messages. Teachers would share some fascinating facts about the Konkani culture and traditions. Teachers may play some short video, or ask students to share their opinion on particular points which bring another lighter aspect to the programme.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

KEY FACTS

  1. Learning Konkani Language at Langma School of Languages offers an insight into language and culture; at the same time we ensure that our classes are interactive where we encourage our students to participate in group discussions, role play, & extempore. 
  2. Classes at Langma School of Languages are made up of both course materials and extracurricular activities which make learning Konkani language in a diversified and practical environment. Students glean knowledge from teachers’ experience. 
  3. Teachers at Langma School of Languages are native and bilingual (which mean our teachers are native Konkani Language speakers but can speak English fluently) who can motivate and excite you to learn Konkani language. The syllabus followed at Langma School of Languages is in accord with the international standard of teaching languages.  
  4. We at Langma School of Languages encourage the ideas which can have an influencing impact on the class content. One may have encountered language learning a daunting prospect; nevertheless, the classes organised at Langma are bright and friendly for the best outcome and offer an incredible learning experience.
  5. Langma School of Languages offers individual, group lessons to cater the specific needs. Some of our programmes are aimed at corporate houses, Schools or Entrepreneurs. 
  6. After successful completion of the programme students are rewarded with a certificate.

Konkani for Intermediate (Level 2)

At the end of this course, the student should be able to communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that will make interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party. The student should also be able to express a point of view on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. The programme at Langma School of Languages is focused on further developing the fundamentals of the language skills. The programme would help students to build vocabulary and sentence structure. There programme would ensure an additional emphasis on grammar. The teachers would share some interesting facts about Konkani Culture and language to make the language learning meaningful and productive. Teachers would give opportunities to practice pronunciation. At the end of the programme students will be able to: describing people, location, & things, appearance, stating preference & opinion, talking about obligations, request & order, advising, guessing, talking about probability/possibility & certainty, refusing, describing faulty goods, applying for a job, giving or justifying your opinion, talking about intentions, describing experiences, talking about feelings, making comparison, buying things, talking about rules & obligations, and expressing hopes. 

Langma School of Languages is the best institute to learn Konkani Language. Our teachers focus on all four parameter of learning skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Teachers at Langma School of Languages are highly experienced in imparting the knowledge of language and qualified (Native speakers); moreover, one learns Konkani language academically and in goal-oriented to ensure the rapid progress. Teachers ensure the practical use of language in the class since it is an efficient and effective method of learning language. Students work with authentic materials to build competency in all the four areas and the classes are based on consolidation of grammar and vocabulary.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration
 (2 hours/session)
Batch
Weekdays/Weekend
Level
Level 1
Class timings
IST (International Standard Timings)
Class size
Maximum 10 students
Age
Any age group

KEY FACTS

  1. Flexibility: - The programme can be tailored according to student as their time and budget allow, completing their studies while honouring their work and financial commitments
  2. Expertise: - Our teachers are highly qualified and possess years of expertise in the field of teaching Konkani language; moreover, individual support is offered to every students throughout the programme
  3. Programme Design: -Langma School of Languages has created its programme specifically designed to reflect the need of our students. We constantly monitor our programme and add study materials. 
  4. Integrated Approach to Learning: - Every day students practice grammar, conversations like role play, group discussion, and other activities
  5. Relevance: - Students work with authentic texts materials to build language competency in specific areas. 
  6. Focus on Accuracy: –Learning is carefully sacffolded to ensure that students build a large bank of vocabulary and use appropriate grammatical structures with a high degree of accuracy
  7. Exam Strategies: – Our students learn and practice effective in every lesson, every day!
  8. After successful completion of the course students are rewarded with a certificate.

Konkani for Advanced (Level 3)

At the end of this course, the student should be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. The Advanced level 3 course will enable the student to differentiate finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations and offers an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into Konkani culture and current affairs.

At Langma School of Languages, we carry out tests to ensure that students are progressing and we conduct assessments and evaluations to see if the students are meeting the goals. Our dedicated 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 topic, classroom activities, and areas of Konkani Language to study, meaning that there is always something to gain from our classes. The course is designed for those who can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning and express himself/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. One can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors & cohesive devices, and can understand ease virtually everything heard or read and summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentations.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

KEY FACTS

  1. The programme would offer the ability to research, analyse, and employ knowledge of Konkani Language from disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective
  2. The programme would enable students to communicate in Konkani Languageeffectively across written, oral, digital, and visual forms
  3. The programme would offer critical thinking and research skills to facilitate students to identify high-quality information and critically analysed it as a reader, researcher, and writer, with a major attention on well-reasoned argumentation
  4. Langma School of Languages promotes intercultural competence to help students to build the ability to engage with a range of diverse perspectives from which knowledge, beliefs, and values are developed and maintained from regional to the global perspective
  5. After successful completion the programme students are rewarded with a certificate