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Bangalore Project:Subtitling course for students in India:Kannada, a major language in India

Bangalore Project

Subtitling course for students in India

Students in Karnataka, India, can now enroll for the subtitling course for beginners (language combinations EN-EN or KN-KN):
 Institute of Translation Studies, Bangalore, India

The price is locally affordable and students will get an evaluation and a certificate after completion of the course.
In august 2006 we were contacted by Mr B.R. Ravindranath, director of the Institute of Translation Studies in Bangalore – a non-profit organisation providing education and work in the field of translation.
Were we interested in cooperation?
The next months, in numerous e-mails, our mutual plans took form: Karnataka-based students now start learning the art of subtitling with the Compact Course.
Kannada, a major language in India

Kannada is spoken by more than 50 million people, mainly in Karnataka, India. In Europe we tend to see India as a nation with one culture, but differences between the states are to be compared with those between the different European countries.
More than 500 feature films and countless television programmes and company-films are produced every year in India, and there is a great demand for good subtitlers. Most Kannada-spoken films are not subtitled in English or other languages.
Compact Course – Same Language Subtitling

In december 2006, I went to Bangalore to finalize cooperation with the institute. As it happened, the Suchitra Bengalooru International Film Festival was held between December 22nd and 28th, and Mr Ravindranath and I watched many films, paying a lot of attention to the subtitling. In many cases we saw clearly how feature films suffered because of bad subtitling.
In a few lectures I demonstrated clear differences between good and bad subtitling, how ruinous bad subtitling can be, and how smooth and hardly noticed good subtitling usually is, stressing that good quality subtitling costs only slightly more than bad subtitling, and both only a fraction of a film production.
We decided to start out with a Same Language Subtitling course for beginners, language combinations EN-EN and KN-KN (KN being Kannada). After four to six months the first students will have finished the course and be eligible for a certificate. The names of certified studens will be published on our websites.
In the meantime a course for advanced students (language combinations EN-KN and KN-EN) is in the making.

January 25, 2008 Posted by | KANNADA, KANNADA Learning Centers, Kannada Lessons | 1 Comment

Learning languages is the trait of a good person-Mother tongue language is very important.

Learning languages is the trait of a good person-Mother tongue language is very important.

Sri Swamiji’s Message to the children participating in
Vidyarthi Gnana Bodha Sabha. – 19th May 2004
Nada Mantapa – 11:07 AM
Mother tongue language is very important. Otherie wise we will lose some precious treasure. Learning languages is the trait of a good person. When I was a small boy, I shied to speak English. God made me love and speak English now. I am forced to speak in my own English style for hours when I am in foreign countries. How long can you listen to an ununderstandable gibberish? Learning language causes progress to nation. Learning a new language makes you understand and respect new cultures. You should not get irritated when you hear new languages. When you listen t o it for 15 mins, you start to like it. In these modern times, words and terms of one language have seeped in to other languages also. Like the words Jungle, Khaki etc.,
People from many regions come to this Ashrama. They all speak different languages. Ask them if you want. They will confirm that they can understand the message of Sri Swamiji’s speech even if Swamiji is speaking a different language than theirs. It is because of love for Swamiji and the simple words Sri Swamiji uses. Love works here. If you don’t like Swamiji, you will deliberately not understand what Swamiji is telling. So, it is important to have respect and love for Swamiji so that you can understand Swamiji.
Swamiji’s aunt was a Telugu speaker. Swamiji’s mother was Kannada speaker. So, I exhort all of you to learn Kannada language. There is even Postal Kannada speaking course offered by some institute. Since you all love Jayalakshmi Mata, learn Kannada language. (Swamiji makes the children raise their hands and promise to learn the Kannada language). I urge the teachers of this three-day camp to include teaching of Kannada words in these three-day sessions. Kannada is a very easy and beautiful language. It is a musical language. It is pleasing to the ears. Kannada is sweet and beautiful.
Also you can understand more of Sri Swamiji’s teachings because he speaks mostly in Kannada. I also announce that we will hold a small Kannada test to you all. Those who succeed in the Kannada test will make me happy. Your friends too will be wonderstruck that you are learning a new language. I will be so happy if you converse with me in Kannada.
I am seeing all of you. I see that many of you are a little lazy. Also many of you are very worried about studies and career. Don’t worry too much. If you are a good and studious person, you will naturally win. Many of Swamiji’s devotee children are looked after by Sri Swamiji. I don’t give medicines or treatment. But once you are with me, I will help you. You all are the future devotees of this Peetham. Your constant touch with Swamiji through these Vidyarthi Gnana Bodha Sabhas will help you in later days.
Many children who came to Swamiji 20 years ago are now settled and they are organizers in many places. I feel so happy for them. It is the association with Swamiji in those early years that helped them.
Be good children.
Respect your Parents
Respect Elders in the family.
Study well
Learn Kannada
Have discipline in Life.
Don’t give up your love to God.
Jaya Guru Datta

January 25, 2008 Posted by | KANNADA, KANNADA Learning Centers | Leave a comment