The primary school student has taught himself French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swahili, Mandarin, Polish, Thai and the Lugandan language of Uganda either by lessons in school or by using CD-ROMs.
Arpan speaks French with flair, rattles off German with ease and can hold a lengthy conversation in Swahili. His Spanish is impressive as is his Italian; he has more than a grasp of Mandarin, Thai, Swahili and Polish and is currently studying the difficult Lugandan language of Uganda, according to the Daily Mail.
The 10 year old, who is a member of the National Children's Orchestra, learnt French, Spanish, German and Italian in school and picked up other languages by using interactive, multimedia CD-ROMs. He learnt Italian when he was seven, German when he was eight, Spanish a year later and French last term.
In 2007, he has studied a computer based programme called Junior Language Challenge, taking in Polish, Thai, Swahili, Chinese Mandarin and now Lugandan.
His dream is to become a top surgeon able to travel around the world to different hospitals speaking in their native tongue.
"Learning these languages is my favourite part of school along with music. I have known how to speak and understand Hindi since I was very little because both my mum and dad speak it," said Arpan.