The Oriental Dialogue
The Oriental Dialogue is a language institute teaching students for over 10 years. We started off with Survival Chinese courses for businessmen travelling to China for work. Soon, we introduced Mandarin Chinese and Korean classes for learners of all backgrounds with a simplified curriculum.
Now, we offer virtual and in-person classes for Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. We also conduct training programs for corporates and courses for ch
Our main centre is located in the vibrant city of Pune. Our team consists of Chinese language experts who hold certifications from the best universities in China. The teachers at The Oriental Dialogue have lived in China for work and education, thus giving them insights into the culture, the language and the thinking of Chinese people.
Our courses have been devised and structured keeping the Indian learner in mind. They are uniquely constructed for all age groups and range from Beginners’ to Advanced levels. Our study material is concise yet fun and engaging. Our multi-dimensional books have games, activities, audios, relevant videos and exercises.
How we teach
Korean, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese are languages that are usually considered complicated to learn. Our courses are structured specifically for Indian learners. There are quite a few similarities between our native Indian languages and the foreign languages we learn. We make the most of this to explain sentence structures and grammar.
Each course is split into levels, from beginners to advanced, and tailored for all age groups. We carefully curate our study materials for each level to ensure the course is concise, engaging, and informative.
Apart from textbooks, we use online quizzes, flashcards, and games during our classes. We use conversational exercises and relevant videos to teach students about the spoken language and the culture.
Outside of our standard courses, we offer preparatory courses for students appearing for International exams like JLPT (Japanese), HSK and HSKK (Chinese), and TOPIK (Korean).
Our trainers are highly skilled and most of them have visited China, Japan, and Korea to gain an understanding of the culture and local practices. We aim to impart as authentic an experience as possible and equip our students to thrive within their chosen language.
meet the team
Aditi Kothekar is the founder of The Oriental Dialogue and a language enthusiast. She speaks 7 different languages and enjoys figuring out how to simplify them for new learners. She started learning Mandarin Chinese in 2006 and moved to China to study a few years later. When she realised that Chinese courses in India were not designed for Indian learners, she developed a specialised curriculum and started teaching short courses for Indian businessmen travelling to China.
Aditi enjoys travelling and immersing herself in local cultures. She loves meeting new people and getting to know them. She is an entrepreneur at heart, always coming up with new ideas. Aditi has also founded 2 other language schools — Speak Marathi and Speak Sanskrit.