Career in Foreign Language

 In today’s globalization, the demand for more than one language is growing rapidly in order to communicate with each other. In countries like India, which are offering services to different companies all over the world, such people are needed a lot. If you have knowledge of a foreign language, it can help you move far ahead of the crowd in your career. When you go to a new unknown country or region, your first problem is communication. The local people have to face difficulties in establishing a connection between the conversation and the work. this problem remains the same At the level of a group or company. In order to promote globalization, and reduce geographical, business and cultural distances, the demand for foreign language experts is increasing as fast as possible.

Skills Needed

The student coming to this area should have a command on the respective foreign language. Better communication skills show many ways of success in this area. If you want to be a translator, you should also have a catch in foreign languages as well as English or Hindi. With verbal knowledge of the language, it’s learning, its grammar, sentence structure and related culture and history should also be known. Attractive personality could be an added advantage because it is also expected in many places. If you want to go to the field of tourism and hospitality or want to work with visiting foreign tourists, then with good personality it is also necessary for the student to be friendly.


For those making a career in this field, it is important that they should know how to speak and write the language well in which they want to make a career. The student should have a  bachelor or Masters degree. Although a 12thclass pass can also pursue a career in this field, A certificate, diploma or degree should be earned in the respective foreign language. The student must hold a degree as well as communication command on both the source and the target language.

Which Foreign Language to Choose

True, that there is a demand for those who know foreign languages, but this demand is not for all languages. There is good demand for German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic languages in the international market. You can choose one of these languages and earn a diploma or degree in it. Well, in the last few years, young people have shown great interest in learning German, Chinese and French. Apart from the translator and interpreter,  one can make a career as a guide of foreign guests and tourist. This is a big market and can be done as a freelancer. There are many opportunities for experts in some other languages also such as Spanish,  Korean, Japanese, Russian and Italian languages are also important in terms of careers.

Available Courses in Foreign Language

Courses related to foreign language are mainly of three types – certificate courses, diploma courses, and degree courses. It is compulsory to pass the 10 + 2 exam for admission in certificate and degree courses, but the eligibility criteria for admission to the diploma course in most places is the certificate course in the affiliate language.

Students should get information about all languages before taking admission in any foreign language course and should take admission in the language which are important in this era of globalization and which can fetch employment. 

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From Where to do foreign language Course

 Language science courses are available in almost all the renowned universities of the country. The names of some universities are given below.

Aligarh University, Aligarh

Course– Diploma in Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Degree

Aliens Franchise, New Delhi

Course– Diploma and degree in French language and French culture

Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

Course – Diploma in Chinese

Punjab University, Patiala

Course – Diploma and Certificate in Chinese

Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Course – Diploma in Chinese

Japanese Culture and Information Center, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi

Course – Diploma in Japanese

Delhi University, Delhi

Course– Many Diploma and Degree in foreign languages

Some other important institutes are-

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
  • English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

Where is the Possibility

Corporate Sector

The biggest demand for foreign language experts is in the hotel industry, tourism and in multinationals. Today, national and international companies, travel companies, five-star hotels, and IT industry are looking for good knowledge of foreign languages in India. There is a great need for foreign language experts to raise these companies and institutions to increase their business in India and to connect native-foreign guests. According to which the market is in search of such youth, and they are not available in accordance with the demand. Foreign language experts are being kept in BPO or call center too. Generally speaking, they are being appointed as translators, interpreters, personal assistants, tour operators or tourists guides. In the cities of information technology or IT centers like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon, knowledgeable people of foreign languages are getting many work opportunities.  

Foreign Establishments

Embassies also need foreign language experts. At many places and in different departments editing work is being added. At the government level, the opportunity to work as an interpreter or translator is provided to them at some level. Investigating agencies also provide them the opportunity of work. They are also kept abroad as a correspondent or reporter in foreign journals or channels.

Education Sector

It is not only national and international level companies and institutions but also educational institutions. MBA and BBA’s institutions are spreading from big cities to small cities. Nowadays it is in common practice that foreign language papers are being kept in the curriculum of the Management Schools. These languages are French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Therefore foreign language teachers are in great demand. Sometime back there was a news that courses of Chinese language in many private and central schools affiliated   CBSE is facing closure because of the unavailability of the teachers of Chinese language.   There are about 70 universities in the country where foreign language studies are conducted, or other courses related to foreign language are done.    


The tourism industry is expanding rapidly in the country. There is a need for tourist guides or tour operators for foreign tourists coming to the millions every year. Knowledge of foreign language has become a qualification for the guide. Under the medical tourism, the residents of Gulf countries are coming to treat themselves every year in private hospitals. Foreign language experts are being searched for proper guidance for them.

In the era of globalization, editing of translations and letters-journals is also giving them the opportunity to work as a private business. Knowledge of foreign languages is being handled by reporting from India in foreign media.

Pay Scale

On becoming a translator in any international establishment, the initial pay scale is 40-50 thousand rupees. It progresses further in the order of seniority. The pay scale of interpreter or Sr interpreter is 50 to 70 thousand rupees per month.

Even in private agencies, the initial pay scale is Rs 40 thousand to 40 thousand rupees. The salary of an interpreter goes up from Rs 50,000 to Rs. and in some work with foreign companies, people get lakhs of rupees per month.

Translating literature or other study material in the form of a private business can earn one lakh to two lakh rupees per month. Foreign language teacher has 30 thousand rupees in schools as initial pay scale and in college, it is 40 to 50 thousand rupees.

It is Expanding

As the business of companies expands internationally, the demand for foreign language experts will increase. Today there are technical and pharmaceutical companies or car companies, foreign language experts are everywhere. In order to fulfill this, foreign language studies are being conducted in more than 60 universities in the country today.

Future of Foreign Language Courses

Private schools and universities are growing rapidly in the country. In these schools, students are being given knowledge of foreign language as a part of the syllabus. The Management Institute is also teaching a foreign language to its managers. Multinationals in the country have expanded their business. Foreign language experts are being kept in touch with their representatives and the work of contact between other languages.

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