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Boats in Dhaka, bangladesh

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.

Bengali modules for 2022/23 are offered at Beginner level.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits. Check your level

To register for a non-credit bearing module, fill in the online application form

In academic year 2022/23, all language modules will be taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. Details about the days and times will be added as soon as that information becomes available. Please come back to this website to check. You will be able to change or cancel your registration if it turns out the module does not fit into your timetable. 






Bengali Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

(over 2 semesters)

1 x 2 hours per week: Thu 4-6 pm (Bancroft 3.27)

26th September 2022 - 14th April 2023

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks


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