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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1889-1890-143

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GENERAL LITERATURE School or ifltoem oriental Sittoies ESTABLISHED BY THE IMPERIAL INSTITUTE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM THE COLONIES AND INDIA IN UNION WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND KING'S COLLEGE LONDON The commercial and official Classes in the United Kingdom whose pursuits entail either temporary residence in or visits to Oriental countries and communion or correspondence with the natives of those countries have long experienced the want of facilities which might be afforded by sufficiently comprehensive public Institution where practical and colloquial acquaintance with the more important modern Oriental languages might be acquired In France Germany and Austria-Hungary there exist Institutions of magnitude and importance for affording instruction in the spoken and written Oriental dialects and in matters relating to the history commerce and political economy of the countries in which those languages are spoken In France the School of Living Oriental Languages which was founded nearly 100 years ago receives from the State the free use of large building and grant of over £6 000 per annum gratuitous instruction is there given in the chief modern Oriental languages and commercial section has recently been added to it by the Minister of Public Instruction The Imperial Oriental Academy of Vienna has long been of world-wide celebrity and has greatly contributed to th extension of commerce in Austria-Hungary whilst in Berlin the Imperial German School of Living Oriental Languages established year ago upon very important footing has already received considerable development This School is supported by an annual subvention of £3 600 and the tuition there is entirely gratuitous Although the scope of action of the Imperial Institute as
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