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FOREIGN LANGUAGE  

 


INTRODUCTION
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.

NATURE OF WORK
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, Liasioning Interpretation.
b) TRANSLATORS: Translators change the script written in one language to another.
c) LANGUAGE TEACHING

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
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 is required.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

REMUNERATION
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.

COURSES OFFERED
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.

ELIGIBILITY
Students who have passed 10+2 examination with any stream are eligible.

INSTITUTES/COLLEGES
Institutes offering Degree in Foreign Languages

 

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

COURSES OFFERED/DURATION

ELIGIBILITY

JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

B.A./3 YRS

10+2 with 45%

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

10+2

JAMIA MILIA ISLAMIA

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

10+2 with 40%

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

Arabic, French, German, Chinese, Nepal 

10+2

PANJAB UNIVERSITY

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

French, Arabic, German, Chinese, Persian

10+2

UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

Persian

10+2

MAHARISHI DAYANAND SARASWATI UNIVERSITY

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

Persian

10+2

 

Institutes offering DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE Courses

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

COURSES/DURATION

ELIGIBILITY

JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU UNIVERSITIY

Diploma/1yr

10+2

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

Diploma/2yrs

French

10+2

JAMIA MILIA ISLAMIA

Diploma/1yr

Arabic

10+2 with Arabic

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

Certificate/1yr

Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Russian

Diploma/2yrs

Russian, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Persian

10+2

 

 

10+2

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

Certificate/1yr

French, Arabic, German

Diploma/1yr

Persian, German

10+2

 

10+2

PANJAB UNIVERSITY

Certificate/1yr

French, Arabic, German, Chinese, Persian, Slovak, Russian, Tibetan

10+2

UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY

Diploma/1yr

German, Russian

10 +2

UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN

Diploma/2yrs

French, German

Certificate/1yr

Persian

10+2

 

10+2

BANASTHALI VIDYAPEETH

Advance Diploma Certificate

French, German

10+2