When you learn Oriya you learn a language that acquired the title of being a classical language all the way back on 20th February 2014.
Oriya is the result of the evolution of the old Indo-Arian language’s speech style. Ananta Varma Bajrahasta Deva’s stone inscription dating back to AD 1051 is regarded as the first expression of the script and language of Oriya/Odia. While Odia speakers in India account for about 3.2% of the total population, they account for around 45 million people globally. The widely used Oriya style, i.e. the Kataki Oriya has 9 dialectal forms based on the area they are spoken in. For example, the Ganjami, Desiya, Midnapori Odia in Midnapore, Singhbhumi, Baleswari, Sambalpuri, Bhatry, Phulbani and Halbi continue on similar lines.
Let’s now see if you can truly learn the language of Oriya in the course of a single summer.
Duration of summer classes
Generally, a single summer lasts from anything between one month to 2 months.
Is it really possible to learn Oriya within the course of the summer?
Keeping this in mind, let’s analyse if you can truly learn Oriya in a single summer. To begin with, in order to master any language, including Oriya, you definitely need to dedicate a genuine amount of effort, time and money.
Your resolve pitched against mastering Oriya!
Let’s consider that within the span of a month you are willing to dedicate an immense amount of effort and a decent amount of money in order to learn the language. And despite your resolve, there will be a clear paucity of time in order to master the language.
So what cards does time play for you?
Time is an extremely important and essential factor while learning any language including learning Oriya language. So to answer your question is it really possible to learn this language within the course of the summer, in my opinion, it’s rather difficult to do so.
Mastering Oriya language to perfection!
In order to master a language, as previously mentioned there is a requirement of an immense amount of effort, time, dedication and of course money. Most of the time if you wish to achieve proficiency in a language, you must enrol into professional classes with professional guides or tutors who help you achieve your ultimate goal by analysing your weaknesses and your strengths and helping you build upon the same.
What are your options if you seek fluency only?
On the other hand, if you simply wish to achieve fluency in the language, you are still required to dedicate a genuine amount of effort and time in order to master the language at least to the extent that you believe is fluent. At the same time, individuals are still advised to look out for teachers who would help them in this journey.
When you learn Oriya through a summer course know that the time that is provided to an individual within the summer is very less when compared to the general amount of time taken in order to master a language like Oriya.
Of course, this does not mean that this time cannot be utilised in the best manner possible. You can definitely begin your journey in order to learn this language and focus on mastering the basics of the language during the summer. This would help you build a very strong foundation upon which you can easily master the rest of the language. A strong foundation and clarity of basics is very important while learning any language. And this time provided to you within a single summer will be very useful if utilised in the right manner.