Centre for Foreign Languages

Language is “the infinite use of finite means.” ‒ Wilhelm von Humboldt

English Language education should be imparted to every learner in the college campus. As a Key Learning Area, English Language Education seeks to develop learners’ English proficiency for study, work and leisure; provide them with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth, and widen their knowledge and understanding of other cultures through the English medium; and help them conquer the challenges of the fast changing and intensely competitive knowledge-based society. The Centre for English and Foreign Languages aspires in imparting Language training in a holistic atmosphere.

OBJECTIVE: The sole aim of the Centre is to help the learner use the language with ease.

Courses offered:

  • EFL( English as a Foreign Language) - Duration -36 weeks
  • ESL (English as a Second language) - Duration -20 hours
  • ESP (English for Specific Purpose) - Duration -20 hours
  • EOP (English for other purposes) - Duration -10 hours

In addition DSCEFL offers Learning for Life – Continuing Educational Programmes in English

  • Creative Writing
  • English to Enhance Employability


  • The minimum requirement for admission is higher secondary/senior secondary school certificate.

Methods and Approaches:

A lot of students learn several languages at a very young age. Language teaching involves various methods. Hence at CEFL, it is important for a teacher to apply relevant methods in classroom like:

The Direct Method:

- Speech enhancement through initiation drill and Vocabulary building.

The Bilingual Method:

- Use of mother tongue as well as Target language (English) in class

The Structural-Oral-Situational approach:

- Learning of the language with correct syntax through Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (LSRW) skills.


  • A certificate is awarded to the students attesting to their satisfactory completion of the course.



  • Campus 1: Dayananda Sagar University
  • Devarakaggalahalli, Harohalli,
    Kanakapura Road, Ramanagara Dt.,
    Bengaluru – 562 112
    E-mail: admissions@dsu.edu.in

  • Campus 2: Dayananda Sagar University
  • Innovation Campus,
    Administrative & Main Admission office,
    Kudlu Gate, Hosur Road,
    Bengaluru - 560 068
    Admissions Helpline: 080 49092924 / 25
    E-mail: admissions@dsu.edu.in | dsat@dsu.edu.in
  • Office of Registrar: 080 4909 2910 / 11
    Office of Dean (School of Engineering): +91 80 4909 2986 / 32 / 33
    Dean - MBA: 080 4909 2931
    Research Cell: 080 4909 2912 / +91 97390 17462

  • DSU City Admissions Office:
  • Gate 2, 6th Floor, University Building,
    Dental Block, Kumaraswamy Layout,
    Bengaluru - 560111
    Admissions Helpline: 080 46461800
  • E-mail: dsat@dsu.edu.in / enquiry@dsu.edu.in / admissions@dsu.edu.in