Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL)

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Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL)

The Ghana Institute of Languages is located in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and teaches English, French, German, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages. It was established in 1961 by the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Initially, it was directly under the control of the office of the President at the Castle. It was formed to enhance the linguistic competence in modern languages of Foreign Service personnel and civil servants. Currently, The Institute is under the Ministry of Education with the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) having oversight responsibility. The head office of the Ghana Institute of Languages is currently located in the centre of the metropolis of Accra. It lies off Barnes Road in the education loop and houses the School of Languages and the administrative staff. The School of Translators and the School of Bilingual Secretaryship are located in the new branch offices in Accra at East Legon.

In Kumasi, the Institute is located at Asokwa opposite the Kumasi polytechnic. The Tamale campus is in the Education Ridge, opposite the Tamale Stadium.

Schools

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

Mission

Its mission is to build bridges across language and cultural barriers for African unity and universal solidarity.

Vision

The vision of the Ghana institute of languages is to become a pre-eminent international centre of learning to produce first class professionals in modern languages who will foster African unity, promote socio-economic and political integration in Africa and facilitate global communication.

Objectives

The main objectives of Ghana Institute of Languages are to:

  • Teach modern languages such as Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Train bilingual secretaries (English and French) to provide the necessary manpower resources in modern business communication and modern office management.
  • Train professional translators.
  • Furnish advice to government and public authorities in Ghana at their request in respect of matters relating to the teaching of the said languages.
  • Provide translation services to potential clients.
  • Do all other things that are incidental to or connected with the discharge of any or all of the said functions.
  • Provide efficient language services such as translation, interpretation, bilingual secretarial services and tour guiding.

CONTACT US

THE DIRECTOR,
GHANA INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES
P.O. BOX M67, ACCRA
TEL/FAX: 030 2222880
E-mail: accra@gil.edu.gh
Website : http://www.gil.edu.gh

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL,
GHANA INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES
P.O. BOX 1227, KUMASI
TEL/FAX: 032 20 25500
E-mail: kumasi@gil.edu.gh

THE HEAD OF SCHOOL,
GHANA INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES
P.O. BOX 358, TAMALE
TEL/FAX: 037 20 24147
E-mail: tamale@gil.edu.gh

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