Don?t let language be a barrier to success
In today?s age, English has become a part of our personality. From college selections to job interviews, it plays a major role in our lives.Updated: May 22, 2006 14:46 IST
In today’s day and age, English has become a part of our personality. From college selections to job interviews, it plays a major role in our lives.
Taking this into account, Veta (Vivekanand English Training Academy), an educational institute dedicated to learning English, will open its branch in the Capital on May 18.
Veta, a new name for north India is a reputed institute down south with as many as 100 centres in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Pondicherry and Kolkata.
“We started with just four students in 1981 but today our institute has taught more than 1.6 million students,” says KV Rajan, executive director of Veta. “The course is a combination of written and spoken English. Depending on the background of the person, we teach him the language. It’s not just about fluency in English but we aim at personality development,” he adds.
With constant rise in industries like the BPOs, there is a constant demand for people with fluent English. Since BPOs ask for a certain accent in the language, Veta has the provision for English courses with American or British accent. “In Delhi, we hope to target a large market. The campus opens in Kamla Nagar, North Campus, so a lot of students are expected though the course is open to all,” informs Rajan.
The courses are short duration programmes that will last for only 20 days. “Since working people do not have much time to invest, the classes will not last for more than two hours. In fact, it won’t function like a class. It will be more of a workshop,” he adds.
So let English not hinder your performance in any way.
First Published: May 22, 2006 14:46 IST