Bengali is the sixth largest language in the world, with 228 million native speakers and 37 m speakers of Bengali as a second language. It can therefore be considered a world language. Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh and the state language of West Bengal in India. There are substantial Bengali communities in the USA, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits.
Bengali modules are all year-long with 2 hours of classroom teaching per week. All language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. Timetable information will be available from August 2023.
Registration for credit bearing modules for academic year 2023/24 is available on MySIS until 23 April 2023. Registration for non-credit bearing modules will open in August 2023.
To help with your application, you can use this form to find the right module code. You will then need to follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.
Bengali Language and Culture 1a
Bengali Language and Culture 1b