With every passing day our world is becoming a smaller place with
the breakdown of geographic and economic barriers. With this changing
scenario language specialists have gained a substantial importance.
Language skill is found to be very useful in some professions
like Hotel Industry, Travel and Tourism Industry etc .Expertise
in language is necessary for the jobs of Interpreters, Translators
and Language Teaching.
Language specialists can work in one of the following areas
a) INTERPRETERS: Interpreters changes spoken words from
one language to another. There are various forms of work done
by interpreters viz Simultaneous Interpretation, Consecutive Interpretation,
b) TRANSLATORS: Translators change the script written in
one language to another.
c) LANGUAGE TEACHING
People wishing to make a career in this field must have the aptitude
to grasp the use of language. They need to have adaptability,
good people's skill and an attitude for reaching out. It takes
time to gain proficiency in language hence patience and perseverance
Language specialist can find ample opportunities in Travel and
Tourism industry, Mass Communication, Embassy and Diplomatic services,
Public Relations Assignments.
UNO also appoints Interpreters and Translators in Six official
languages for which an Entrance Exam is conducted.
Translators are employed by Industries, government departments,
international organisatons and research organisations.
Language Teaching is also an area where language specialists can
find a good job opportunity.
Language specialists can also work as free lancers.
Language specialist can start with Rs5000
School Teachers can expect to get anything between Rs 5000-Rs10000
Freelancers receive Rs100-Rs150 for per page of foreign Language.
1) A 3year Bachelors degree course in foreign language.
2) A 5year Integrated Masters course in foreign language.
3) Various Diploma/Certificate courses.
Languages: Japanese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish,
Persian, Arabic and French.
Students who have passed 10+2 examination with any stream are
Institutes offering Degree in Foreign Languages