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Ghana Institute of Languages to run programme in Chinese

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China_AfricaThe Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) would this year start a programme in Chinese at its Kumasi Campus, to build the competence of students in the language.

Mr. Laconiba Andrew Dery, Head of the Campus, said the programme, when introduced, would be run on regular and sandwich basis to benefit a larger scope of people.

More than 40 students who had completed certificate programmes at the English, French, Spanish, Arabic and German Beginners level, as well as Intermediate, Advance and Proficiency levels graduated.

Mr. Dery announced that the GIL also intended to introduce Arabic, which was one of its flagship programmes, at its Takoradi and Sunyani satellite campuses, and explained that the programme would be organized on a sandwich basis.

He expressed worry over the dwindling enrolment of students for Language-related programmes, saying this was a disincentive to building an integrated and prosperous society.

“Developing expertise in multilingual skills is the surest way to ensure the survival of students and the youth in general in contemporary world as it has ksinow become a small village due to globalization and the advancement in technology”, the Head noted.

Mr. Benjamin Gbeglo, an official of the GIL, entreated the graduating students to avail themselves of more language programmes for their own benefit.

Source: GNA

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