Lingua Fest 2016 at Madras University

Lingua Fest 2016 at Madras University Enlarge image (© German Consulate Chennai)

The Department of French and other Foreign Languages of the University of Madras opened its three day Lingua Fest 2016 with an inaugural function on 4 February. The department has offered German and French language courses since the 1920s in Chennai. In a speech about acquiring foreign language skills in a shrinking world the Consul General pointed out the advantages of learning a foreign language as it opens up not just a different vision of life but also allows the learner to engage with the philosophy of other cultures and people – and to learn from them.