Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) Courses

Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) Courses


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TThe School of Languages runs certificate courses in language proficiency in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the following levels:
• Beginner [A1; A2]
• Intermediate [B1; B2]
• Advanced [C1]

Duration of Courses

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All the language programmes run three hours a day, five days a week for 14 weeks to give maximum proficiency.

Time Table

There are morning classes (9am to 12noon); afternoon classes (1pm to 4pm) and evening classes (5:30pm to 8:30pm)

2. Arabic Diploma

This is a special course for teachers of Arabic at the Basic and SHS levels.

3. BA (Arabic Education) in affiliation with Attadamoun French-Arabic University of Niger.

2. Special Course

The School of Languages organises special courses on demand for individuals, groups and corporate entities to suit their specific language needs and convenience.

Programme Schedules

1st Session: September to December
2nd Session: January to April
Sandwich Programme: April to August
Vacation Course: July to August

Admission Requirements

Language proficiency programmes:

Proof of nationality:

a. Birth certificate or passport

b. Passport-size picture

Arabic Diploma:

a. Certificate in Arabic, PLUS

b. A pass in an entrance examination

c. A pass in an interview

BA (Arabic Education):

a. Passes in five subjects at the WASSCE plus Certificate in Arabic, OR

b. GIL Arabic Diploma or similar qualification, PLUS

c. A pass in an entrance examination

d. A pass in an interview


The HND (Bilingual Secretaryship) programme is run in affiliation with the National Board for Professional and Technical Examination (NABPTEX). The curriculum provides for high competence in office management skills in both English and French.

The School also runs the Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) course


The HND course is a three-year programme.
The DBS course is a two-year programme.


The BA (Translation) course is run in affiliation with the University of Ghana.


It is a four-year course. However, Anglophone students are required to undergo an additional one-year immersion in French in an approved Francophone country. Similarly, francophone students are required to undergo immersion in English.

Programme Schedules

1st Semester: September to December

2nd Semester: February to May