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.



The Main Campus:

  • Campus 1: Dayananda Sagar University
  • 6th Floor, Dental Block, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy layout,
    Bangalore-560 111, India.
  • Schools at Campus 1:
    School of Commerce & Management Studies,
    Basic & Applied Sciences,
  • Health Sciences, Arts & Humanities.
  • Office of Admissions: +91 80 4646 1800

  • Campus 3: Dayananda Sagar University
  • Innovation Campus, Hosur Main Road, Kudlu Gate, Bangalore-560 114, Karnataka, India.
  • Schools at Campus 3:
    School of Engineering (B.Tech. | M.Tech.| BCA),
    Department of MBA ( MBA )
  • Office of Registrar: +91 80 4909 2910 / 11
    Office of Dean (School of Engineering): +91 80 4909 2986 / 32 / 33
    Dean - MBA: +91 80 4909 2931
    Research Cell: +91 80 4909 2912 / +91 97390 17462
    Office of Admissions: +91 80 4909 2924 / 25
    Fax : +91 80 4220 1997
  • E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]