“To have another language is to possess a second soul”
It’s not just the saying but ‘a truth’ or one could say ‘a fact’. Moreover that, language is the means of communicating and expressing what we feel and think. In today’s world of privatization, liberalization and globalization, it has become very important for people to know foreign languages to face cut-throat competition on market.
Need to know Foreign Language
Learning foreign languages has not only become the life style and cultural ethos of today’s generation but it has also generated employment in the country from past few years. Now getting a job at international level has become a good source of lucrative income, global perspective and international identity.
According to a survey conducted by an international company, more than 1.5 million foreign language experts will be required in coming 20 years across the world. In India, the professionals of foreign language will be appointed in various BPOs, IT and KPOs of the country.
Eligibility required becoming expert of Foreign Language
An aspirant must have passed 12th examination from a recognized board to get a bachelor degree in foreign language. After completing Graduation in this stream, candidates can opt for 2-years of Post-Graduation and Ph.D thereafter.
Knowledge of foreign language adds up a bit more benefit in the resume of the candidate, that’s help in their good salary package. In the early stage, candidate is offered a minimum salary of Rs. 30,000-40,000/- per month. There is also a good opportunity in foreign embassies and business consulates for candidates having degree in foreign language.
Institutes offering Foreign Languages
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Guru Nanak Dev University, Deptt. of Foreign Languages, Amritsar, Punjab
Symbiosis Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages, Pune
Deptt. of Foreign Languages, University of Pune, Pune
Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulum, Kerala
Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad
The School of Languages of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
School of Foreign Languages, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University.
Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras
School of Distance Education, Mahatma Gandhi Uni.
Directorate of Distance & Online Education,
Foreign Languages Training Institute, Bangalore
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is providing scholarship to the students of the financially weak students. Apart from this, Embassies of various other countries also offers scholarship to the candidates.
Career in Foreign Languages
Learning a foreign language is best to stand in the market economy in the recent scenario. The demand of foreign language expert has grown in the government, business and various private organization of the world in recent years. A need for foreign language expert is in various organizations like, Tourism and Hospitality Industries, Translation and Interpretation and Teaching.
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