The main aims and objects of the Institute are (i) to promote and to provide facilities for the study of Modern Languages (ii) to provide teaching, training and guidance in order to prepare candidates for the Certificate of Proficiency, Diploma of Arts in Modern Languages, and for such other Diplomas and Degrees that may be decided upon by the University (iii) to provide such other services and facilities for training as may meet the needs of linguistic scholars, foreign services personnel and others.