Institute of Modern Languages

Academics / IML


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”—Nelson Mandela

Language learning was once considered nothing more than a hobby, but as the world continues to become increasingly connected, learning a second language is considered a necessity. Advancing technologies have afforded us the ability to communicate no matter where we are in the world, amplifying the importance of foreign language study.

In a globalized world, those who speak multiple languages—particularly English, French, Mandarin or Arabic—have a much better chance to find meaningful employment. The ability to speak a modern language gives graduates a competitive edge over others as the demand for bilingual workers in the world continues to rise. The emergence of Bangladesh as a developing economy and expansion of Bangladeshi markets beyond borders make it imperative that Bangladeshi nationals learn foreign languages.

Therefore, responding to the need of the hour, Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology was established and approved by the 192th Syndicate meeting on 18 April 2015 with the recommendations of 136th Academic Council meeting held on 15 April 2015.

For prospective students looking to pursue language study to boost future career options, the IML offers a wide range of Certificate and Diploma courses that provide hands- on training to bolster the necessary language expertise. It also provides students with the opportunities to meet in informal settings for speaking and interacting in the target language.

Programs are offered face to face as well as via virtual modes. Courses offered on various programs adopt a variety of teaching styles that are intense and at the same time engaging. Courses are offered as presentations, lectures, seminars or lab activities held in digital multimedia labs.

You’ll be taught by a group of reputable scholars who are leading experts in their respective subject disciplines. Finding the right institution to study language can be daunting. But if you really care for quality education, IML at SUST can be your assured destination.