FEW DECADES AGO IT WAS YOUR PARENTS LEARNING AT DANTE INSTITUE- DIFL, NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
DIFL’s legacy continues for over 53 years.
5 decades of trust
Dante Institute of Foreign Languages- DIFL has a long legacy of 53 years in the field of language education. Over the years, it has built a reputation for excellence in teaching, and has produced countless successful language learners who have gone on to achieve great things in their personal and professional lives.
DIFL’s alumni form a network of connections that spans the globe. This network provides opportunities for current students to connect with successful alumni and gain valuable insights into their industries and career paths like a guiding star.
DIFL enables creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration in a personalized learning space. It empowers students to own their learning journey, and it’s more than just a language school; it’s a community of enthusiastic educators and students striving for excellence.
DIFL has developed strong partnerships with industry leaders to provide students with real-world language learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to work with professionals in various fields to gain practical experience and apply their language skills in a professional setting.
WELCOME TO 53 YEARS OF LEGACY
DIFL has its origins rooted in the fervent passion and boundless love for education of its visionary founder, Late Dr. V. K. Sharma. A renowned professor of Chemistry at the University of Rajasthan, Dr. Sharma embarked on a journey into the world of linguistic exploration when he traveled to Italy for research work for several years. While there, apart from his regular research work in Chemistry with Professor Franco Viglia, he was immersed in the study of Italian at the Dante School of Italian in Rome, which left an indelible impression on him and inspired him to create a language institute of his own upon his return to India.
"WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Honoring The Legend- Dante Alighieri
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” William Shakespeareuses this line in his play Romeo and Juliet to convey that the naming of things is irrelevant. But we all agree that Name does matter! Named in honor of the legendary Italian writer and scholar, Dante Alighieri, DIFL was established by Dr. Sharma over 53 years ago. Many people ask us “Who is Dante?” It is certainly interesting to hear the assumptions people make about the name “Dante” and some even correlate it to Maharashtrian surname “DANTE” and presume that we may be Maharashtrians!! The truth is that “Dante” actually refers to Dante Alighieri, the famous Italian poet and writer who lived in the 13th and 14th centuries. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets in the Italian language and one of the most important figures in the development of Western literature. His epic poem “The Divine Comedy” apart from other literary wonders like “La Vita Nuova,” “De vulgari eloquentia,” “Convivio” remains a classic of world literature and continues to be widely studied and admired. By naming the institute after Dante, its founder, Dr. V. K. Sharma, sought to pay homage to this great literary figure and to inspire students to pursue their own love of language and education.
With a strong foundation set by Dr. Sharma, DIFL was joined by his wife, Mrs. Kamlesh Sharma, and eventually by their son, Priyanshu Sharma. Priyanshu, who had lived in Japan for many years, brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of foreign cultures, languages, and education, having taught English, Hindi, and French to many Japanese people and Japanese to many French people.
LATE DR. V K SHARMA
MRS KAMLESH SHARMA
Chief Operating Officer