10 Industries That Need Foreign Language Experts

Study a foreign language – any foreign language – and it can open up career options in sectors that you may never have imagined. Besides the traditionally well known options of becoming a teacher or an interpreter/translator, there are other sectors that offer great employment opportunities – which are quite rewarding and well paid for. Even multinational companies, by the very reason of working across countries in a multi-linguistic and multi-cultural domain, need people with expertise various in foreign languages.

 

Major employer industries

  1. Airlines
  2. Embassies
  3. MNCs (all sectors)
  4. Travel & Tourism
  5. Translation, Editing & Publishing
  6. Import/Export houses
  7. Hospitality
  8. Event management
  9. Advertising
  10. Teaching

 

Undergrad language(s) programmes in India

 

Some of the leading Undergrad language courses (after passing 10+2) available in India are listed below. Being highly sought after, admission to all these is through an entrance test.

 

1. Jawaharlal Nehru Univ

Programmes offered : BA(H) in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Eligibility : 10+2 in any stream

Admission through entrance exam JNU-Foreign-Lang

 

2. English & Foreign Languages Univ

Programmes offered : BA (Hons) in English, French, Japanese, Russian, Arabic

Eligibility : 10+2 in any stream

Admission through entrance exam EFLU-ForeignLang-BA

 

3. IIT Madras

Programmes offered : 5-Year Integrated M.A. in two streams - a) Development Studies and b) English Studies 

Eligibility : 10+2 in any stream

Admission through entrance exam HSEE-IIT-Madras

 

4. Central Univ of Karnataka & CU of Jharkhand

Programmes offered : (a) 5 Years Integrated MA (English) (30 seats) at Central University of Karnataka and (b) 5 Years Integrated MA in English Studies / Chinese / Korean / Tibetan at CU of Jharkhand

Eligibility : 10+2 in any stream

Admission through entrance exam CUCET-Lang-IntegMA

 

5.  Doon University

Programmes offered : B.A. Honors/M.A. Integrated in Foreign languages (Chinese,German, Spanish, Japanese, French)

Eligibility : 10+2 in any stream

Admission through entrance exam DoonUniv-BA-ForeignLang

 

About the blogger: Neelesh is a Co-founder at MyExamPlan.com. He can be reached at neelesh@myexamplan.com

 

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