By | June 5, 2018

Ghana Institute Of Languages GIL courses

The Institute comprises the following:

  • The School of Languages (SOL)
  • The School of Bilingual Secretaryship (SOBS) 
  • The School of Translators (SOT)
  • The Translation Bureau (TransBureau)
  • The Research  Department


The School of Languages is sub-divided into departments headed by Heads of Department

• Head of English Department
• Head of French Department
• Head of Arabic Department
• Head of Russian Department
• Head of Spanish Department
• Head of German Department
• Head of Portuguese Department

The School Of Languages (SOL)

This school has its headquarters in Accra and branches in Kumasi and Tamale. The following languages are taught at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Proficiency levels: Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish. The student spends four months at each level at the end of which a certificate is awarded.

Special intensive courses are offered throughout the year for individuals and organizations to satisfy various languages and professional needs.

We also offer intensive vacation classes from mid July to the end of August every year.

The school has a flexible time-table to suit students who may have other obligations elsewhere

School of Bilingual Secretaryship (SOBS)

The duration of the course is three years.

Students of SOBS graduate with the Higher National in Bilingual Secretaryship after a three year intensive course. Products of the School get ready employment in Ghana and abroad since they are well armed as bilingual secretaries. The academic curriculum includes English Language, French Language, English Typing and Shorthand, French Typing and Shorthand, Computer Studies, Law, Accounting, Commercial French, Introduction To translation, Business Organization and economics.

School of Translators (SOT)

The SOT is located in the headquarters, Accra

Admission requirements here include:

a) Senior High School Certificate with ‘C / B3′ in French and English. Credit in Social Studies and a credit in three other subjects,


b) G.C.E “O” Level/West Arica School Certificate with credits in five (5)subjects including English, French and three G.C.E passes at the Advanced Level: French, Literature in English, and General Paper,


c) Baccalaureat série A4

Success in a competitive entrance examination,
d) University Degree in modern languages including French.
e) Mature students: applicants must be 27 years old and above

Students are required to spend one year abroad for language immersion. Anglophones go to the University of Benin while Francophones spend the year in the United Kingdom. or any approved Anglophone country

Students of the School of Translators graduate with a B.A Translation in English, French and a third language chosen from among Arabic, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The duration of the course is four years for holders of SSSCE/ A’ Level, three years for Baccalauret holders or B.A Degree in languages without a third language, and two years for holders of B.A degree in languages with a third language

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