British Lingua

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British Lingua
FounderBirbal Jha

British Lingua is a chain of English-language schools in Patna, India, in 1993. It teaches both the English language and soft communication skills.


British Lingua was established in 1993 by Birbal Jha,[1] who in 2014 was its managing director.[2]

According to its website, the purpose of British Lingua is to "provide unfettered access to the study of English for all sections of society" in India.[3] It also teaches soft skills such as personality development and interview techniques,[4] and it trains the teachers who in turn teach the English language.[5]


In 2011, a project called the Spoken English Skills and Capacity Building Training programme was introduced in four districts of Bihar state for high-school teachers employed by the government.[6] British Lingua was also commissioned by the Government of Bihar to implement the first Spoken English Skills project for Dalit and Mahadalit youths with an aim to enhance their employability skills and lifestyles.[7]

The Government of Delhi also used the services of British Lingua for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to train the Delhi Home Guards in spoken English and behavioural skills.[8]


  1. ^ Chaudhary, Pranava Kumar (7 October 2012). "First ever spoken English training programme for Bihar mahadalit youths". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Master new skills with élan". The Telegraph. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Genesis and Growth". British Lingua. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Free English courses for Mahadalits in Bihar". India Today. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Knowledge of English". The Times of India. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Training Programme English Skills Teachers and Pupils". The Times of India. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Free English courses for Mahadalits in Bihar". India Today. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Mind your language: Home Guards get ready for 2010". Indian Express. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2012.