Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ

Here is a list of some frequently asked questions. If you can't find answers below, please don't hesitate to call or email us. We will be happy to help!

Q: Where and How do I register for the classes?

A: You are welcome to come over to our institute and fill the form. You can also register and pay online though the links available.

Q: How do I pay for the classes?

A: You can pay by Cash, Cheque (in favour of “Oriental Dialogue”) or Online Transfer (Click here: http://imojo.in/5gnv72). You can also pay by UPI: tod.aditi@pnb

Q: Can I attend a Demo Session?

A: Yes, we encourage people to attend any of our sessions as a Demo lecture. You are welcome to come see the environment, meet the other learners and talk to them about the classes.

Q: I want to learn how to SPEAK the language – Will I be learning that?

A: Yes, of course. We emphasize on how to speak the languages first, and how to express yourself using the language. Our methodology is to equip you with a good vocabulary and teach you easy ways to remember these words. In this way, you will be able to express yourself in different ways. As your vocabulary grows, you will be able to express yourself more clearly. We encourage you to speak and answer questions in the language you are learning. This way, you get used to your own voice in a different language and get comfortable with yourself speaking a new language. This helps build your confidence.

Q: What if I miss a class?

A: We have a Whatsapp Group for each class and we share notes on this group every day. In case you miss a class, you will surely get the notes for that day on the group. However, to understand better, you can come 15 mins earlier for the next class, or stay back after class. The teacher will help you with the sessions. You can also attend a corresponding weekday/weekend class for the lecture you have missed.

Q: How many leaves am I allowed?

A: If your attendance is less than 75% it is likely that you have missed out on a major portion of the language basics. In such case, you will not be allowed to write the examination. If the leave is long, you may be asked to repeat the course before you take the examination. A Certificate from The Oriental Dialogue will only be provided to students who pass the examination.

Q: Do we get any extra material related to language learning?

A: Yes, we have a good collection of books, audios, and videos, which will aid and improve your language skills. We also keep referring good websites on our facebook and Whatsapp groups.

Q: Do we get any opportunities of going to China/ Japan/ Korea?

A: Yes. There are many Project Opportunities, Home-stays, Summer Schools and Short Courses offered in different parts of these countries. The Oriental Dialogue encourages students to take up these opportunities and assists you in applying for them. We keep you informed about various activities and events happening all over the world related to these countries/languages.

Q: What are the job opportunities available?

A: Pune is a growing hub for various industries and is attracting a lot of investment from the East-Asian countries. These companies need Managers/ Administrators who can communicate in their language, understand their culture and coordinate with their counterparts in the home-countries. People who are equipped with language skills will find a key-role in such organizations. Translations, Interpretations, Cultural Consultancy and Language Training constitute are good avenues. For the benefit of our students, we keep posting requirements on our facebook group and page.

Q: Are there any extra-curricular sessions?

A: Yes, we have many extra-curricular sessions like Calligraphy Workshops, Movie Sessions, Spoken Language Workshops, Using Chopsticks Workshop, Storytime sessions, Quizzes, Chinese Character Workshops, Business Etiquette Workshop, Survival Chinese Sessions, Movie Sessions, Taichi Sessions, Paper Cutting Workshops, Origami Workshops, Chinese Knot Workshops, etc.