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International Languages and Cultures Institute


Learn another language ~ Expand your reach
Expand your business, personal and professional opportunities
Promote global understanding and international friendships


Our Mission
"The International Languages & Cultures Institute is committed to providing quality language instruction in selected world languages and promoting intercultural communication and awareness for students, business professionals, the government and other special groups within The Bahamas and the region."
- Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson

There are 6912 living languages in our world...
...and each one can unlock the door to a new culture, a new literature, another history, a new cuisine, another people, new business, new friends.

Let the International Languages and Cultures Institute give you the key. Our standard offerings are Spanish, French, German, Haitian Creole, Mandarin Chinese, and English as a Second language. Or, tell us your language needs and let us design a language program for you, your group or your company.

Go global with your business
Employees with foreign language skills can help your organization to:
  • discover new markets
  • achieve better sales
  • negotiate better contracts
  • communicate better with existing trade partners
Why choose the International Languages and Cultures Institute?
  • ILCI is a part of the College of the Bahamas, a tertiary institution with international recognition for academic quality
  • Instruction by highly qualified personnel: native speakers or lecturers with native fluency
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Social and cultural activities: foreign films, lectures on world culture, popular events like Oktoberfest, Irish Pub Nite, Chinese Spring Festival, concerts, and more
  • Access to a variety of resources
  • A great place to learn another language and meet new friends
  • Centrally located
Our Mandarin Program:
ILCI has been accepted as a sister institution by the Nanjing University of Science Information and Technology in China, with a view towards establishing a Confucius classroom, dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture.

Why learn Chinese?
  • Every fifth person on the planet speaks Mandarin
  • China is emerging as a world-class trading force
  • The Bahamas is increasingly doing business with China
  • Attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Join our regular Conversational Mandarin classes or let our Mandarin Instructors from China design the Mandarin course most suited to your particular business needs.

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The College of The Bahamas :: Oakes Field :: P.O. Box N-4912 :: Nassau, The Bahamas :: Tel (242) 302.4300 :: Email cob@cob.edu.bs
The College of The Bahamas :: Oakes Field :: P.O. Box N-4912 :: Nassau, The Bahamas :: Tel (242) 302.4300 :: Email cob@cob.edu.bs