The Institute of Modern Languages (IML) is an institute of the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh dedicated to teaching various modern languages including Bengali, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Urdu and Hindi.[2] In 1948, the Department of International Relations was established at the University of Dhaka, where courses for Chinese and French were introduced the next year. The year after the Language Movement of 1952, German was added to the courses. In 1964 these courses were separated from International Relations, and a Department of Foreign Languages was established. Russian and Turkish were introduced in the next year, and Japanese in 1972. In 1973 Spanish was introduced to bring the total number of languages taught to six.[citation needed] On the first of July 1974 the Institute of Modern Languages was established as an integral part of University of Dhaka, incorporating the Department of Foreign Languages of 1964 into its constitution.[2] In recent years the number of students has been declining.[3] However the Korean language department was expanded in 2014.[4] References[edit] 1. "Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!". wikimapia.org. 2. "Institute of Modern Languages". du.ac.bd. 3. "Number of foreign students in decline at DU - Dhaka Tribune". dhakatribune.com. 4. "Expanded Korean Language Department inaugurated at DU". Prothom Alo. 25 August 2014.