Scope, Jobs & Career Options in Foreign Languages

There are numerous reasons to learn a foreign language in India. The Job Opportunities & Career Options in Foreign Languages are the single most influential factor in studying a new language. Read along.
Career in foreign languages

There are plenty of good reasons to learn a foreign language in India. Of all the people I’ve surveyed, met, taught, and listened to over thirteen years, Job Opportunities & Career Options in Foreign Languages are the single most influential factor in studying a new language.


Languages are the central theme of communication in every aspect of human endeavor–be it in the social, economic, and political sphere. With modern-day Indian emerging as a global player in the socio-economic scheme of things, it has become needful for every individual to be well equipped. The ability to maintain parity with the rest of the world’s multinational and international players.

And this can only be achieved through the rudiments of communication, which lies in the invaluable process of using multiple languages.

Gone are the days of relying on one’s native language in communicating with people, especially in business dealings. The innovative advent of modern technology has made the world a global village, and now, more than ever, the language barrier has to be broken.

To remain competitive and increase your career opportunity and job prospect, you have to communicate smoothly to pave the way for unfettered business connection flows. And here is where learning foreign languages become the new trend in India and offer a wide array of career options in Foreign languages.

Why Learning Foreign Languages is Important in India?

Career Options in Foreign Languages

People don’t jump in the bandwagon of learning foreign languages in India for the fun of it. With the increase in business interrelationship accelerating globally at an unprecedented rate, Indian companies, firms, and entrepreneurs operating in the country, like Amazon, Infosys, Samsung, TCS, HCL, LG, L&T, IBM, Genpact, Fujitsu Technology, Accenture, and Geometric Ltd, among others, are now evaluating employees on the basis of their foreign language proficiency.

Some of the significant incentives of knowing and understanding additional foreign languages involve on-site options, more job openings across various industries, increase the level of salary in comparison to regular graduates, ease of doing business with counterparts and other stakeholders based outside the shores of the country.

If you are looking to earn extra cash from your peers, learn a foreign language. For instance, there was a recent advertisement published on LinkedIn by IBM, which states that: “A core developer is needed, with proficiency in French.”

You can imagine if a renown tech giant like IBM is placing such emphasis on a foreign language as a prerequisite for such an equally important employment. It speaks volume on the importance of learning foreign languages, and while so many Indians these days are taking foreign languages classes.

Following the exploit of globalization, knowing just the mother tongue is no longer enough. Your engineering degree or MBA may no longer earn as much cash as a foreign language would, especially, if it is Mandarin, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, or Russian.

The entire business environment is currently being driven by a massive requirement for foreign language experts, translators, trainers, and software developers. To compete competitively and to stand a better chance of realizing your career dream, you have to see the importance of learning a foreign language.

The Career Mindset

There are several benefits to learning a foreign language. Of all the people we have surveyed and listened in the past, Career scope and job opportunity are the most inspiring reason why so many students are learning a foreign language.

We came to discover that there are two main primary categories of people learning foreign languages. These are;

1. People who are learning a foreign language because it offers them a better career opportunity to gain employment.

2. People who start learning a foreign language because of some personal reasons, such as migrating to other countries, hobby, traveling, peer group influence, or want to access music, movie, literature in different languages. They, at some point, decided it’s a good idea to use what they have learned to start a career or to further the objectives of an existing profession.

These two classes of reasons can be referred to as “extrinsic and intrinsic” inspiration for foreign language learning.

In India alone, there are about 200 Chinese firms doing business here, and about 5,000 Japanese firms operate here. Currently, more than 2,00,000 people with proficiency in a varied range of language are required for employment opportunities in India. Furthermore, the demand for people with bilingual credibility is on the increase, ranging more than 20% each year.

Career Opportunities in Foreign Languages

foreign language careers

There are many foreign languages available for you to learn. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right foreign language to learn.

The five of the most influential foreign language options for studies in India are Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, German, and Japanese. These languages are regarded as the most sought-after as far as career and prospect, employment opportunities and immigration are concerned.

However, there are other foreign languages in India, which are gaining increasing attention from Indian individuals, both at home and abroad. These are Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, and others.

Read — (i) Benefits of learning French (ii) Benefits of learning Spanish (iii) Why Learn Japanese? (iv) Scope of Mandarin in India (v) Career after learning Korean (vi) Career in German (vii) Advantages of Learning Italian (viii) Why Spanish? (ix) Why French?

Career Benefits & Job Opportunities in Foreign Languages

Academic qualifications and sound proficiency in foreign languages is the key that opens a more large-scale door for a career in vital sectors like tourism, diplomatic services, embassies, journalism, mass communication, and public relations, entertainment, arts, publishing, interpretation and translation, federal and international organizations. It also affords the opportunity of working with multinationals corporations (MNCs) and specialized governmental agencies.

India is the third fastest-growing economy in the world. There is a high expectation that India will expand the business and bilateral trade links with many countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia in the coming years. A process that is already in full swing.

The country seeks to diversify from reliance on traditional markets, like the USA and Europe in the aftermath of the global economic slowdown. Thousands of Indian firms are now becoming more proactive—re-strategizing their business outlook across all sectors.

Majority of the Indian businesses are now seeking new business opportunities in Manufacturing, IT, KPO, BPO, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Media, BFSI, and more. While a number of these new markets can boast of essential consumption patterns, English may not be the central language of transition and conversion in these markets.

Thus, knowing a local language in any of these non-English speaking countries is becoming an indispensable factor for Indian firms seeking to do business abroad. These firms need to improve their business, and the only way is to hire personnel with knowledge of the foreign language where their business interest lies.

That explains the continuous rise in demand for employees with foreign languages credentials by Indian companies trading overseas and non-Indian businesses operating in the country.

Below are some other advantages of learning foreign languages in India.

1. Become a Translator, Interpreter or Teacher

With your knowledge of a foreign language, you can work as a translator or interpreter for a company. Besides, you can also work as an independent freelancer. There are so many opportunities for translators and interpreters in India these days, and thanks to the increasing entry of foreign firms and large-scale projects outsourcing to Indian companies by their European and American counterparts.

Acting as an interpreter or a translator can be very lucrative, depending on how experienced you are. You can also work for Media houses, Tourist centers, sports clubs, or any international company, and so on. Thanks to a plethora of job opportunities, Translator and Interpreter as a Career Options is quite popular among students pursuing language courses. 

There are also career opportunities for editor, proofreader, content writer, teacher, lecturer, and corporate language trainer. The opportunity is just endless.

2. Work for the Immigration / Custom Services

It is one area in which you can flourish handsomely with your knowledge in a foreign language. Foreign Language Jobs in the embassy or Government agencies such as the immigration and customs departments will find your resume attractive due to your skills in a foreign language.

Imagine you have a qualification in the Spanish language and the government is out looking for personnel to fill various positions in the nation’s embassies. It can be in any Spanish speaking territories like Latin America and Spain itself. Your resume will receive priority, among other things, ahead of others who don’t have such a qualification.

Moreover, if you decide to travel or do business in places like Spain or Latin America, your knowledge of Spanish would open up doors of opportunity for you. It will also enable you to have an equal playing and negotiation dealing with business partners and prospects.

3. Jobs in MNC, KPO, BPO, & IT

ITES (Information Technology Enabled Service), offshoring industry and Outsourcing have brought a lot of job opportunities paving the way for learning foreign languages in India. Adding it to your CV is a surefire way to get a decent job in BPO, KPO, IT and MNC.

Jobs could involve speaking skills, collection of information, working on documents in the corresponding language, voice-based employment, training, transaction, data processing, and migration processes, quality management, email support services, etc. 

Indian companies have great expertise in providing a wide range of BPO services across various industry verticals. Multilingual call center services are offered to multiple offshore companies in the financial, telecom, medical, insurance, and banking sectors.

Today, there is a high career demand for experts in foreign languages in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and other parts of the country. The minimum salary range with 0-2 years of experience or Freshers is between 3.5 to 6 lakhs per annum. Foreign language expert salary is generally 25% to 40% higher over their English speaking counterparts.

Read — French Proficiency Test (ii) Spanish Proficiency Test (iii) Why Learn Spanish? (iv) Why Learn French? (v) SIELE Exam in India (vi) TCF Exam in India (vii) French Vs. Spanish? (viii) Importance of Foreign Language (ix) What language should I learn?

4. Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

There is never a time when people don’t move. There is always an exodus of people from different countries of the world to other countries, especially during the holidays and winter seasons. Millions of people visit India as tourists from year to year. Majority of these people do not speak English nor understand the local Indian dialect.

Attraction centers, shopping malls, 3, 4, and 5-stars hotels & suites need workers that can communicate fluently with these thousands of visitors that patronize their businesses from time to time. With your knowledge in a foreign language, you might be the customer service staff they need. Your multilingual credentials can get you hired just about anywhere that has to do with clients and customers of foreign origin. There are plenty of career options in Travel and Tourism for foreign languages learners.

5. Reap big from the Import / Export Sector

The world has become smaller and smaller due to its digitized global economy. These have opened up an enormous opportunity in businesses involving various forms of importation and exportation. Majority of the more substantial corporations in India now prefer to hire people who can speak new or more foreign languages other than their native language.

For example, your knowledge of Chinese/Mandarin will open up a career opportunity for you with a firm or company exporting goods or services from India to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. These are the places where the language is spoken as a first or second language. Employers who engage in the export and import business with these countries will find your expertise in Mandarin a massive plus for their businesses.

On the other hand, you might decide to go solo by doing business with firms and corporations in the places mentioned above — acting as their rep here in India. It is a win-win situation for you any time, and in any location.

Final Thought

The career scope of foreign languages in India is on the rise, and from every indication, the trend will continue until the “alien take over” is complete (pardon my pun). Now that you have known what career reasons and benefits awaits you out there in the corporate world. Why don’t you start a class in one of the languages mentioned in this article?

Don’t forget. You can’t lose out knowing one or more foreign languages; you will always end up the winner. LanguageNext – Centre of Foreign Languages offers a wide range of French, Spanish and Foreign language courses in Noida center.

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Vikash Gupta

Vikash Gupta

I take a great interest in the languages of the world and that is why I choose this career. By profession, I'm a College lecturer and Foreign language faculty and by passion, I am still a language learner. I write at and

103 thoughts on “Scope, Jobs & Career Options in Foreign Languages”

  1. My sister is pursuing BBA. She wants to build a career in a foreign language. Could you please help here with understanding the scope of learning a foreign language with BBA. She also wants to do an MBA after working for a few years. Is it relevant to learn the foreign language along with BBA and MBA? Thanks in advance!! 🙂

      1. Hi sir, if you give some advice for better foreign language. I live in Kolkata and im 22yr old, and doing (undergraduate). So sir, which foreign language is suitable for me? Please guide me.

  2. I am doing Bachelor with the German language. And I am confused with MBA and Masters with German. Can you please guide me? Or any other better option than MBA and MA? Please suggest me better.

    1. You can study German part-time, but the same is not possible with an MBA. Thus, a Full-time MBA in in-demand specialization from a reputed University along with a part-time German course is an excellent combination.

  3. Hi Vikash,
    I am 35 years old and have a decade of experience as a journalist and content writer put together. I have also done B2 in German from the Goethe Institut and am looking to finish C1 as well. Will I get good job opportunities as a teacher or translator after I finish C1? Is it advisable to do an MA in German too? I am looking at JNU and EFLU as options in India. Please suggest.

  4. I am 38 yrs and working in IT. Would like to take up a foreign language as a secondary profession in 4 to 5 yrs from now. Please advise which language is most close to English. I am confused between Spanish, German, and French. Although I see French is more widespread in terms of teaching institutions in India.

    1. Between three, German is the closest to English since both belong to the family of Germanic languages. On the other hand, French and Spanish are part of the Romance group. Yes, French is the most popular language as far as teaching is concerned. Maybe you can read the article French, Spanish, or German.

      1. Sir, I did English Hons from Patna university. I am planning to study a certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in a foreign language from Jamia Islamia college Delhi. I’m preparing for the entrance test. Please guide me. Which language I should go for and is it beneficial for my career job opportunities

  5. Sir, I’m from Delhi and doing BA from IGNOU. And I want to do a language course. Which language course I should choose for more income and what is the expected salary after doing a language course. And from where I should take admission? Please guide me how can I be a language teacher, and what’s the step to be a teacher?

    1. So many questions! You have asked for everything. I suggest you read some of the articles, go through it slowly over the next few days. Then, you can ask any specific question! I ‘ll be glad to help you 🙂 Check — START

  6. Hiron Jyoti Deori

    I am planning to learn the Japanese language to grow my career. I have done my graduation in mechanical engineering. I need your advice. Will it be good for me to learn Japanese language and what will be the opportunities I will be getting to build my career.

    1. Yes, but that will take a long time. Once you achieve a higher competency level, you can explore the opportunities! Till then keep learning and keep your career options open!

  7. Sir, I’m doing BCom, and I want a pursue a foreign language. Which foreign language has more demand in the market as of now?

    1. While it is possible to learn two languages at the same time, I, however, don’t recommend that. The danger of confusing them would be too great. Expanding yourself thin is another way of not providing each language the attention it deserves. You can achieve the Lower/Upper Intermediate level in 2 years. Thus, two languages in 4 years are a realistic approach.

  8. Sir, I am 21 yr old. I want to learn a foreign language, and I want to get a better salary or opportunities. After marriage now, I am in Mumbai. So, Which Language offers more job vacancy in Mumbai.

  9. Hello Vikash,
    I am 32 yrs engineering graduate and presently working in the Industrial Automation sector. I am very much interested to learn any foreign language part-time, which will be helpful for a job opportunity abroad only. So I am confused between German and French. Can you suggest which one will be better as per industry automation concern and land me a good opportunity? How long will I take to learn it? Also, can you suggest which way it will be better like online courses or in some institute? And please recommend some good part-time institute in Pune! And some youtube channel if online is better!

  10. Hello sir,
    I’m waiting for my final year result of graduation from School of open learning, DU. How much time would it take to complete an advanced diploma in a foreign language course? How would it be beneficial for me? What kind of job would I get after this? Please guide me.

  11. Sir, I have completed my BCom this year I’m confused between MBA and language course. Which course will give me a good job with good salary please help me with this.

      1. I m MA and B.Ed working in a private school as a teacher. I want to learn a foreign language. Which language will be easy to learn in 1-year certificate course french or Spanish?. Sir, please suggest me.

  12. Hi, I am Harish Singh and I lived in Thailand for some time. During that time I learned the Thai language spoken and listening part. If there any job option tell me.

  13. Sir, I have completed my 1st year in BCA. After completing my BCA, I want to make my career as a French language specialist. Sir, I want to give me some tips please sir.

    1. If you want to make a career as a French expert, why to pursue BCA? Why not BA in French, and after that you will get direct admission in MA in French. Simple, Effective and Affordable. To be eligible for high-paying French specialist jobs in a highly competitive job market, one needs a higher proficiency level which might take 3-5 years. If you have to do BCA for some reason, then my advice is to concentrate on that only. When the time will come, you can nibble about French.

  14. Sir according to you Italian has not much scope as other foreign languages have. According to you learning Italian as a cultural aspect quite okay but as a career aspect it might have fewer opportunities but tell me if it has less scope in comparison to other foreign languages than why GRS offers ba Hons in Italian in its main foreign languages even masters and Ph.D. also. I am totally confused sir if Italian has not much scope than what for I go for political Hons or ba hons in Italian. I have interest in both I don’t which course is more highly paid. Please suggest me sir.

    1. The DU’s Arts faculty is one of the rare Indian University with BA, MA, Ph.D. in the Italian program. Even prominent Universities like JNU, BHU, EFL, MU, PU, VBU, and many more do not offer a similar course. Similarly, Arabic, Tibetan, Persian are offered by over 20 Universities. These things have nothing to do with the career scope. If you have the interest, you should learn Italian. While job opportunities are limited but the number of people learning Italian in India is significantly lower compared to other popular foreign languages. Read — Scope of Italian Language and Learn The Language That You Love.

  15. Hii sir,
    M from Chhattisgarh (rajnandgaon). I am 12th passed in the year 2019 and taking admission in BSc (maths) and heard of a language course. Please guide me from where I can do this course and in which language so that get job easily and I am so confused about my future and where to apply after completing this course.

    1. Most of the good courses and jobs are available only in big cities. Even if I recommend you some course, it might not be possible to pursue in Chhattisgarh. Considering the fact that you are about to start full-time BSc, Will you able to move to some other city like Delhi or Kolkata to pursue such language programs for the next few years? Think what is feasible for you, then I can guide you in a better way.

  16. Sir, I just passed my 12th board and wants to do BA in German. What is the scope of job in this language and what I can do to get a better job ?

  17. Hello, I have pursued BSC biotech and I am planning to change my field, and focusing on the German language as a career option, I was inspired by the ways you provided above, but I am still really concerned about getting a good fine job after completing B1 certificate.

    Please guide me How to start my career, as in earnings? As German teacher requires the experience of 2-3 years. Will BPO or ITES experience helps? Is it reputable? What I have to do get a job in the German embassy? Thanks!

    1. Hi Neelima,

      Few Points:- (i) These days B1 is not enough to get any decent-paying jobs. Aim for at least B2 if not C1. (ii) While Experience is prerequisite in nearly every professional careers, you can still find many entry-level jobs that don’t need any experience. (iii) The experience in BPO, KPO, and ITES might not help in your teaching career. The job reputation is a quite subjective thing. (iv) Getting a job in an embassy is difficult. You may need other in-demand qualification like MBA, experience, and contacts. German is just an added advantage.

      Think about learning German and not career or monetary gain. Most people achieve higher level because of interest and once you learn it properly, you will surely find something good enough. Read — Jobs in the German Embassy, Why Learn German?, Careers Involving Languages and Career Scope in German Language.

  18. Sir, I am doing from du (non-collegiate 1st yr) and also Diploma in German from YMCA. I want to go further in this field. Can I do a full-time course from du? and from where I can do. Please tell me everything.

  19. Sir, I have completed Chinese language course so how can I further work, how to go for a job in India itself? Please guide me.

  20. Sir
    Does completing B2 along with graduation from Delhi University offer good career opportunity in Spanish.

    1. Usually Yes, but it also depends on several factors including subjects you undertook in the bachelor program. You can always do a Masters in in-demand subjects.

  21. I m nearly 37 years old and banker by profession, I would like to learn a foreign language (interest), is there any chance to get a career for me.

    1. You can definitely learn a new language as a hobby or interest. From a career perspective, it may or may not benefit. It depends on several factors, both subjective and objective. If you wish to learn, you should but only as a hobby and who knows you might end up getting something you want with the combination of your existing and language skills.

  22. Sir,
    I just gave my boards and I want to take up Japanese for my further studies. Sir can you suggest me some colleges (govt. / private) that offers full time course for Japanese language. And if I take up Japanese language what can I be in the future?

    1. That will depend on your skill set including Japanese and job type. For example, if you are proficient in Japanese, you can make a career as a Translator and Interpreter. On other hand, the intermediate-level (like JLPT N3) can help you land a job in any BPO or KPO industry. At the end, the job options will depend on your proficiency in Japanese or any language. You can appear for JLPT Test in India to check your Japanese level. Read — Benefits of Learning Japanese and Language Jobs.

    2. Hi sir, I have done B.Com correspondence from Delhi University in the year 2015. Then I started doing a job in the travel industry. Now I want to join the full-time German language course. Please suggest should I go for Delhi university or any private institute?

  23. Hello sir. I’m 20 years old from Delhi. My Spanish exams are going on of level B2 from Delhi University. But still, I’m not sure that what do I have to do in future !! I’m thinking to do the advanced diploma in Spanish language but I’m confused a lot. I’ll complete my B2 level around August. I’m concerned for the future.

    1. DU does not conduct any DELE B2 classes. The University offers Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. If you’re doing Diploma in Spanish (which is not equivalent to B2), then you can continue with Advanced Diploma. After completing Advanced Diploma, you can try for DELE B2 or C1 exam. Additionally, there is also an option to appear for entrance test for MA in Spanish from DU’s Arts faculty (Dept. of GRS) or JNU. If you’re concerned about future, you can add more skills to enhance your career prospects.

  24. Sir I m in 1st year in Ramjas College, Delhi University pursuing History Hons..I want to know if diploma in any foreign language will be enough for getting me a reputed and high salaried job. if not, then when and which course should I do while continuing my graduation.

    1. Firstly, you have to choose a foreign language to learn. If you’re interested in high-paying language jobs, you should at least aim for higher level like 3-year Advanced Diploma or B2 or equivalent depending on language. After Advanced Diploma, you can also try for MA in the language concerned. For successful career as language specialist, think about 3 to 5 year course. Read — Delhi University Language Courses and How much time does it take to learn a language?

      1. I want to learn Korean. I am a computer science student. Which university should I choose and what I can do later on as in career?

  25. Hlo sir ,
    I’m done with my secondary education now and I want to learn French language from Delhi university. What should I do now to get maximum salary just after my course and which course should I pick? Thank you

  26. I’m currently doing electronics engineering and want to pursue my career ahead in foreign language. is there any scope or opportunities for me to do so?

    1. Foreign language skills are useful in a variety of industries. The number of foreign language jobs in India are aplenty and growing. The combination of and language offer limited opportunities. If you just want to add an extra skill to enhance your CV, you can learn as a hobby. 1-year short-term course is fine. If, however you want to make a full-fledged career in languages, Depending upon the which foreign language you choose, it will take 3-5 years to achieve higher proficiency, a prerequisite for good jobs. Read – How long does it take to learn a language?

  27. sir i have done my 12th class just now. I want to learn Japanese and after that what kind of jobs can i get and how should i go from this point for learning Japanese?

  28. Hello sir.
    I aggressively dedicate 2-4 hours daily for my Spanish Skills. How long do you think will it take for me to achieve the B2 proficiency. And what kind is B2 Level? Does that imply a native speaker?

    1. Well, if you study 15-25 hours weekly, you can achieve B2 language proficiency in 2 years. B2 is equivalent to Upper Intermediate / Lower Advanced level. No, Native Spanish speaker is technically at a C2 level. As far as i know, Cervantes does not conduct Spanish DELE C2 exam in India. C1 is enough for most of the language jobs and you can aim for C1 in 3 years! According to my experience, almost everyone overestimate the time they can actually devout for learning a language. Read — Spanish Proficiency Test and Time required to learn a foreign language

      1. Sir i have done my 12th class just now. I want to learn German language and after what kind of job i can get. How i can make career in this and which is best class in Pune for German language and is German language is hard.

        1. You can try Pune University. The University offers 3-year Part-time Advanced Diploma in German. After that you can also try for MA in German. Fergusson College and Modern College of Arts also offer BA in German. You can also enroll one of the reputed private institutes like Goethe-Institut, ASAP or SIFIL with a goal to complete Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch B2 in 3 years. German is neither difficult nor easy. There are plenty of Jobs. You can read about everything — German Courses in Pune, Scope of German in India, Why Learn German in India and Foreign Language Jobs in India.

  29. Hello Sir
    I’m a graduate in Bachelors of Journalism & Mass communications. Currently I’m working with a Production house but side by side I’m also pursuing Certificate course in Spanish Language (Part- time) from DU. And with my interest leaning towards spanish, I want to pursue a career ahead. Please guide me the educational qualifications needed for applying in the jobs in MNC and embassy. Also, after certificate course, there is Diploma and Adv. Diploma. so do I need to pursue them or should I go with higher degree in Spanish. I’m awaiting for your response.

    1. Either you can target Advanced Diploma from DU, or join any reputed institute with an aim to complete DELE B2. The latter is better though little expensive. To clear the entrance for MA in Spanish, you need knowledge equivalent to Advanced Diploma or B2. If you don’t go with MA, you will still be eligible for at least 70% jobs in MNC. You can read few articles to get more information. Career opportunities in Spanish, Spanish Courses in Delhi, Language Jobs in India and Language Jobs in Embassies. Let me know, if you have any question.

    2. I have done 12th class. I want to ba (hons) in foreign language like as German or French. Is jnu is best for me. And please tell about career opportunity after completion of the course.

      1. You should definitely try for JNU entrance test. After BA, you can pursue MA in the same language. You can also apply to any new opening as diverse as interpreting, translation, teaching, tour guide, customer support, content writer, in the tourism and hospitality sector, as a language specialist in the mnc, kpo and bpo industry, export-import business, just to name a few. You can read few articles to get the idea. Career Options in German, Job Opportunities After Learning French, Language Jobs in India and Language Courses in JNU

  30. Respected Sir:
    I am now 39 years of age, completed my graduation in 2001 with B.Sc. (BIO SCIENCE) from C.U. and now I am keen to learn foreign language. Could you guide me which language would be right option to lean for me and also please let me know it is the suitable time to learn foreign language? Also please guide me career option after learning this. I have been working in ITES-BPO industry for the past 18.5 years in Kolkata.

  31. Hello Sir,
    I am working in BPO sector from last 2 yrs but I am not good in English. I want to learn Japanese language. In how many days I can learn good Japanese. Is this right choice if I am looking this language as career? or which language is suitable in corporate career? Please guide me Sir.

  32. Hello sir,
    I have completed my graduation in ba (prog) from delhi university in 2017, from last 2 years i am preparing for government job. I want to start my career in language course for job prospects. How to start and which language to choose and how much it will cost. i want to work in mnc, so what’s the job after learning language course. please guide me.

    1. Choosing the right language is the first and very important decision on the language journey. No language is better or best. It is an extremely subjective topic. French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese are the top 5 foreign languages in India. You can read more and decide accordingly. — Which Foreign Language to learn in 2019? and Which Foreign Language to Learn in India

      Rest of the questions will depend on several factors. There are hundreds of language jobs and learning centres. It will be difficult to suggest anything specific. I suggest you to first decide the language, then later I can recommend you something specific. You can read some of the language related articles Here

  33. Hello Sir,
    Currently i am pursuing BA (Hons.) in German from BHU. I want to know different course and field in which i can go. And what is the procedure for it.

    1. After BA, you can try for an MA in German from any reputed university like JNU, Pune University, Mumbai University, DU, or even BHU. Admission will be easy in BHU since you’re an existing student. In other universities, admission is generally through entrance exam. You can also appear for the International German proficiency test to check your German. For Career, you can read Career in German Language and German Proficiency Test

  34. Thankful to you Sir.
    But Will you elaborate it please! I mean how one can get for IFS and What area i need to look in IFS for Foreign Language thing. Even I’ve heard in one of the article for applying UPSC exams, so how that plays role.

    1. I’ve already replied that prior knowledge in foreign language is not required if you want to be IFS. They will teach you during the training once you’re selected with good rank. As far as IFS, UPSC, etc. are concerned, this is out of my competence area. So, it will be difficult for me to answer. You can contact someone else.

  35. Hello Mr. Gupta,
    You really shared important information for clearing anybody with the linguistic career. Wondering if you could help in more detail about post learning language job options and also as foreign diplomats via clearing upsc exams. Help with your knowledge and experience!

    1. The entire article is full of job options in foreign languages. These days, foreign language skills are required in several sectors. You don’t need to know a foreign language to be eligible for the IFS or diplomat, although you will have to learn one Compulsory Foreign Language (CFL) during your training after you’ve been selected. If you secure high rank in the civil services, then you can choose IFS and decide which language you want to learn. Prior knowledge in foreign language is not required.

    1. Demand on what sense? Spanish offers more entry-level KPO/BPO Jobs and it is quite easy to learn for English speakers. It is also more useful in the USA, Central & South America. Thus, if you don’t want to take the risk and want to learn a language with a decent opportunity in 2 years – Spanish is the right choice.

      On the other hand, the Japanese offer more high-paying jobs provided that you are ready to study for the next 3-4 years. Japanese is also more useful in the field of engineering, multimedia, electronics, etc. People also learn as a hobby since Japanese offers a unique learning experience. I like both that is why I have studied both. Read – Career Options in Spanish and Scope of Japanese in India

      1. Hi I had a query. I’m an architect by profession 20 years in the field. I am 40 right now and interested in learning a language for an alternative to the main career. I have left my job to take care of my 12 yr old and would like to which language would be better, prospects for the same and which institution would be good for learning. Staying in Mumbai

        1. While learning a language is a good thing. I’m not sure changing career after 20 years of experience is the right thing to do. I believe success comes from experience. At the end, only you can decide. Since east asian language will take long time to master. Thus, you can pick between French, Spanish or German. All three are equally popular from career perspective. Whatever you decide, aim for high-level proficiency like B2. This may take roughly 3 years! For French – One of the 7 centres of Alliance Française (LINK), German – Goethe-Institut (LINK) and Spanish – Hispanic Horizons or Academia De Español or Instituto Hispania in Mumbai. Read — Spanish Courses in Mumbai and Which Language to learn for Career.

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