Foreign language courses in India are in high demand owing to the international job scenario. To cater to the domestic and international requirement for the people knowing foreign languages, many popular Indian and foreign institutes are providing well designed courses for different foreign languages such as French, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese Japanese, and Chinese among others.
Learning a foreign language can provide you double advantage; you can learn a new language to make your resume more powerful and more desirable or you can learn a foreign language to develop a specialized career as a foreign language expert, guide, interpreter, technical translators, decoders and freelance writer.
Current Scenario of Foreign Language Courses in India There are umpteen employment opportunities available to people who have certain level of expertise in a foreign language in different industries such as tourism, travel, hotel management, aviation, teaching, entertainment, public relations, publishing, mass communication, international organizations, embassies and more. Foreign language experts earn a good remuneration depending upon certain factors like level of expertise, experience, location and the type of organization.
If you are working in the public relation or marketing cell of any MNC, you can well expert to earn something between Rs. 30K to Rs.50K. Interpreters can expect to earn on hourly basis like 2K - 4K per hour. Teachers are also well paid as they can earn something around Rs.15K to Rs25K per month. Freelance writers and translators can charge anything like Rs.250 to Rs500 per page.
Major Foreign Language exams in India There is not any major entrance exams scheduled for taking admission in any foreign language institute. Students can opt to pursue three types of courses including Certification, Diploma and degree courses. Moreover, some universities offer advanced level courses such as Ph.D. It may take around 5-6 years to complete up to advanced level.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi organizes an aptitude test in 34 centers in India for admittance to full time foreign language courses.