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About Us

Established in April 2007, The Institute of Foreign Language and Culture, popularly known as “IFLAC” among its alumni, is a growing language institute that offers professional courses in various foreign languages, namely – Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese and Mandarin. IFLAC adheres to international standards in the field of academics and promotes various cultures through fun, interactive experiences. IFLAC’s mission is to provide students and clients with the opportunity to broaden their scope for communication through foreign language learning, by providing resources, training and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Founder & Managing Trustee

Umita A Melwani

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Co-Founder & Head of IFLaC Junior

Sandy Mirpuri

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Chinese and Japanese

Amy Clarke

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Our Team

Umita A Melwani

FOUNDER & MANAGING TRUSTEE

Ms Umita Melwani, having grown up with and around Spanish Speaking people, her tryst with the Spanish Language paved the way towards sharing her love for Languages, through the Institute. She is an alumnus of Mount Carmel College, and has completed her Diploma Superior in Business Spanish from University of Álcala and the Chamber of Commerce, Madrid. Her experience of learning and teaching languages has taken her a long way in bringing the Institute to where it stands, today!

Sandy Mirpuri

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF IFLAC JUNIOR

An absolute personification of ‘multi-culturalism’, Sandy Mirpuri was born and brought up speaking Cantonese. Her interest and thirst for learning languages gave her opportunities to learn languages like Bahasa, Italian and French. Her evident passion or Languages served as motivation to co-found the Institute and continue sharing her knowledge of the various languages. She completed her college in John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Sandy Mirpuri

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF IFLAC JUNIOR

An absolute personification of ‘multi-culturalism’, Sandy Mirpuri was born and brought up speaking Cantonese. Her interest and thirst for learning languages gave her opportunities to learn languages like Bahasa, Italian and French. Her evident passion or Languages served as motivation to co-found the Institute and continue sharing her knowledge of the various languages. She completed her college in John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Prathima Shivraj

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Having worked with companies and experienced the corporate world, Prathima decided to join IFLAC in 2015. Currently our operation manager, she leads and counsels the students and the teachers alike with an indefatigable energy and enthusiasm.Born and brought up in Bangalore, she has experience of 13 years from various industries namely in finance, human resource and administration, and she has been able use all the knowledge in running this operation.

Prathima Shivraj

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Having worked with companies and experienced the corporate world, Prathima decided to join IFLAC in 2015. Currently our operation manager, she leads and counsels the students and the teachers alike with an indefatigable energy and enthusiasm.Born and brought up in Bangalore, she has experience of 13 years from various industries namely in finance, human resource and administration, and she has been able use all the knowledge in running this operation.

Prabha Lychettira

HEAD OF CURRICULUM DESIGN

With a flair for learning and speaking languages like Hindi, Kannada, English, Spanish and German, Prabha has been an extremely dedicated and vibrant teacher at IFLAC for almost a decade now. Her ability to teach any concept with creativity is what make her classes innovative and fun. Over the years, she has taught a varied set of individuals from different backgrounds and age groups. As she understands how languages can be taught in different ways and from different perspectives, she is the Head of Curriculum Design. She designs syllabus and content that are compatible for the different courses we offer at the institute.

Prabha Lychettira

HEAD OF CURRICULUM DESIGN

With a flair for learning and speaking languages like Hindi, Kannada, English, Spanish and German, Prabha has been an extremely dedicated and vibrant teacher at IFLAC for almost a decade now. Her ability to teach any concept with creativity is what make her classes innovative and fun. Over the years, she has taught a varied set of individuals from different backgrounds and age groups. As she understands how languages can be taught in different ways and from different perspectives, she is the Head of Curriculum Design. She designs syllabus and content that are compatible for the different courses we offer at the institute.

Jayashri Ramchandran

GERMAN TRAINER

Having spent 22 years of her life living, working and bringing up her daughter in Germany, Jayashri Ramchandran has had ample opportunities to learn and acquire near-native levels of the knowledge of the language and culture of the country. She has taught at various Corporate Enterprises as well as Language Schools and has been associated with IFLaC since 2013.She has developed several modules and worksheets to supplement the text books while teaching the German language in an effective and systematic manner.

Anuradha Jagirdar

SPANISH TRAINER

With a bachelor’s degree in micro-biology and her interest in research she had never even imagined that she would learn and teach a foreign language! Spanish came to her as a whim to ward off boredom and little did she know that it would take this turn and she would have a C2 level in the language while still continuing to be on the journey to perfect her skills in the language! She has been extremely interested in teaching and believes that teaching people from all walks of life and of all ages has been very enriching, interesting and challenging.

Anuradha Jagirdar

SPANISH TRAINER

With a bachelor’s degree in micro-biology and her interest in research she had never even imagined that she would learn and teach a foreign language! Spanish came to her as a whim to ward off boredom and little did she know that it would take this turn and she would have a C2 level in the language while still continuing to be on the journey to perfect her skills in the language! She has been extremely interested in teaching and believes that teaching people from all walks of life and of all ages has been very enriching, interesting and challenging.

Sagar Gangwani

SPANISH / FRENCH TRAINER

A recent commerce graduate from one of the prestigious colleges, he is a prime example of a polyglot. An advanced level student of both French and Spanish, he continually surprises all with his ability to grasp the language rapidly.The same effervescence can be seen in his class, teaching and guiding students with fun and games. Moreover, his ever amiable and sympathetic attitude, makes him  very popular with students as well and trainers.

Sagar Gangwani

SPANISH / FRENCH TRAINER

A recent commerce graduate from one of the prestigious colleges, he is a prime example of a polyglot. An advanced level student of both French and Spanish, he continually surprises all with his ability to grasp the language rapidly.The same effervescence can be seen in his class, teaching and guiding students with fun and games. Moreover, his ever amiable and sympathetic attitude, makes him  very popular with students as well and trainers.

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