Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you – I am glad you’re here! I’m Vikash Gupta, a language enthusiast, foreign language trainer, blogger, and cheerful guy.
This blog is all about languages if you’re new here and don’t know about me. So if you aspire to know about various foreign languages or wish to learn, you don’t want to miss this site.
“StudyFrenchSpanish.com” is the place where I share my passion for languages, knowledge, experience, reviews, and resources that I consider valuable for successful learning. I firmly believe that language education can be joyous and efficient with the proper approach and attitude.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”— Paulo coelho
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My Language Learning Journey
Beyond my native tongue Hindi, and English, I have obtained higher proficiency in French and Spanish.
Learning a new language was never my goal and interest until I studied my first foreign language – French – in college.
It was during this time that I found my love for languages. I also enrolled and completed all Spanish levels during my first job to keep up the zeal. That was 2008.
Since then, I have learned German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean to varying degrees on and off in the past.
Probably, I’ll continue in the future if I get enough time.
My Language Career
I have worked with nearly 20 organizations and had great success with my students. This includes middle school to college-age, non-traditional students, and employees in the corporate world.
I am currently a lecturer in two Indian Universities, engaged in corporate training, teaching at LanguageNext.
Occasionally, I mentor students, design curriculum, and career counseling with comprehensive experience in different programs, topics, age levels, and educational approaches.
Why did I start blogging?
This blog is something I wanted to start for a long time, but it took me forever to pull the trigger and actually do it. I created this blog mainly for three reasons.
First, learning a new language is my passion, and I love languages. In fact, this is the only thing I do. Being a linguist for more than a decade, It was a no-brainer that I’d start something language-related someday. Passion is what leads to sustainable writing. You’ll do best at the things you admire.
Second, today, there is a growing demand for foreign language professionals. Unfortunately, the information available is pretty limited, and most of them is inaccurate, incomplete, and irrelevant. I intended to inspire and help you find quality, helpful, and appropriate content.
It took me several years to research different languages. I’m addicted to research. I still don’t consider myself an expert, but I’m happy to help in any way I can. Hundreds of people continued to express interest in finding out more about languages.
Eventually, I decided to start a blog dedicated to helping people learn a new language. So studyfrenchspanish was born in 2017!
Every time I considered starting a blog, something came up. Eventually, I started though I don’t think I really understood what I was getting myself into. It was challenging work. What you read in 10 minutes sometimes takes 10 days to write.
In the end, the blog’s success keeps me motivated to write more and even better. After all, doing what you like and are passionate about is never about money.
My Blogging Experience
I have been associated with this field for nearly 15 years. I started studyfrenchspanish.com in 2017, languagenext.com in 2018, joyofkorean.com in 2021, and joyofchinese.com & joyofjapanese.com in 2022 to encourage everyone to learn different languages!
I’ve tried my best to assist you in pursuing language learning through storytelling, unique content, resources, updates, and many more.
This blog is an outlet to chronicle my language journey until today.
As a one-person founder with no investments, profits, or business partners, I manage every aspect of my websites. My professional career helped me maintain and take to the next stage, though that wasn’t a small and easy task.
Finally, with the increase of work, traffic, focus area, and technical kinds of stuff, I’ve taken a few professional freelancers’ services to take over some of my responsibility.
When I started two blogs, I had very few visitors but gradually grew to almost 3 million page views in 2021.
Many leading educational institutions and known organizations like News24, Cervantes.es, Duolingo, Femina, LanguageIndia, iTalki, Sejong Korean Institute – Inko Centre, Eurekly, UND (University of North Dakota), St. Joseph’s College, and many more have quoted or recommended my articles.
Many have also called me for interviews, debates, and viewpoints on different aspects of foreign languages.
This is what we do at LanguageNext
- Group Classes — Regular / Part-Time / Crash programs in French and Spanish. Group classes as per international curriculum (CEFR, DELE, SIELE, DALF, DELF, TCF, TEF courses).
- Corporate Training — We offer custom-tailored corporate training in French and Spanish in Noida and Delhi. Our onsite corporate courses are designed to specifically meet your organization’s needs.
- E-Learning — The most significant benefit of studying online French or Spanish is Anytime and Anywhere. We have made easy and effective Online courses at an affordable price. In addition, you can discover the benefits of interactive online learning.
- Individual and Customized Classes — We offer one-to-one classes or customized French or Spanish courses in Noida. This is specially designed for CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE schools, and various universities.
Connect with me
I love connecting with people. While I receive 100’s of comments, messages, and emails every month, it might not be possible to reply to all. But I do read all and answer as much as possible. You can contact me by filling the contact form or mail at info [at] studyfrenchspanish.com.
I’m enthusiastically looking forward to hearing from your experiences, opinions, ideas, and thoughts about foreign languages. So don’t be reluctant to write. It’s always amazing to get some genuine feedback.
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I would like to thank you for creating such a wonderful and detailed website for people who wish to begin their journey working in the domain of languages. I am a student learning French in the process of getting my B1. I wanted to know, if a person wishes to begin a career in Translation, where do you think he must begin in India? At French Institute, I have been told one must have a C1. Is it necessary for translation also? What other forms of training would you recommend in India to begin as a Translator?
Thank you for your time.
C1 isn’t compulsory but it helps prove your French competency and make you prepare for career as a translator. Many also achieve the same with B2 and experience. If you aim to make career in translation, focus on your language skills, improving your contacts and references, and getting some experience. Also, have a little diversified profile for more job possibilities.
Myself Manasi. I am from Mumbai and I am working as a German language teacher since 2008. I have successfully completed C2 from Goethe Institute and have good command of teaching. Could you please guide me on how much I can charge as a corporate trainer?
That is pretty subjective, and only you can decide. It also depends on the type of training, duration, and company. Start with an average price based on hourly, and once you get some references and experience, you can increase gradually.
Sir right now I am pursuing B2.1 level in german language from max muller bhavan. I want to do an internship in the german language in order to upskill my language skills. Could you please advice me of any opportunities available for language learners? I have checked Goethe – Institut’s website but could not figure out any internship offers. Please help me out. I would like to do an internship in teaching and education.
You can contact and send your resume to various institutes offering German courses. You can also get in touch with some professionals on LinkedIn.
Hi. I am working with a school as a French teacher and have completed Niveau A2. I am a graduate (Socio-Psycho) and want to pursue M.A. in French but because of the job can’t take a full-time course. Can you suggest any other option to pursue M.A. in French which has equal value as Mumbai university?
I’m not aware of any reputed distance-learning MA in French. It is a full-time course, and many good universities offer this program.
Sir, when does the embassy of Indonesia take up admissions for Bahasa Indonesia, and also how to proceed with this language?
They usually run two batches in a year (Feb and July). You can download the form from the official site (LINK), fill and submit online. And it is totally free!
Hello sir, can you tell me the benefits of the Korean language and is Korean the right option for the future? Please sir thank you.
I have written quite a few articles on the same topic. You are the only one who can decide whether it is right or not. You can also seek career counseling.
Hii sir I complete my 12th and I choose the Korean language for my future but I read some articles that Korean is less demanded and abundance. Please guide me my option is right or not thank you.
Yes, there are fewer job opportunities associated with the Korean language in comparison to other languages.
I want to learn Spanish and French. Also, I want to work in the embassy after learning this language. Can I get an opportunity for a good career? Currently working in banking line. I had completed my MBA in finance & marketing. Plz, suggest some good career options.
I’m glad to know you want to learn both languages. You can get the embassy’s position, but those jobs are limited. However, MBA and a popular European language can help you find a decent job in various MNCs and big corporations.
Hello sir I’m Sridhar from Mysore. I’m interested in learning French. Can you suggest to me which is the best way to learn or do you suggest I join physical classes in Mysore if yes so which institute or good in Mysore?
Try the Alliance Française in Mysore. In the absence of AF classes, you can always look for a French teacher or check it out at a private institute.
Hello, sir, I want to ask that I want to do a part-time teaching job in a private institute after completing my BA in German. Side by side pursuing my masters. Is it possible, I mean can I get such an opportunity?
Kindly guide. My daughter is in class 5 and has just started with French. kindly guide which (online) courses she can enroll in so as to have support in learning the language.
One-to-One online classes with a teacher is the best option. If you cannot find the right French teacher, send me an email with details through the contact page. I will update you with the options.
I regularly read your articles on this website. I want to do a BA in Turkish From Jamia Millia Islamia but I fear Indo Turkish relationship will hamper my job. Should I do it or not due to the relationship between both countries. Please reply.
All jobs are not dependent on bilateral relations. You can still find many possibilities that require the Turkish language. If you have an interest in Turkish, you can do it. Perhaps, after your bachelor’s, you can consider Masters’s too, which can further enhance your career prospects.
I am targeting to clear TEF and secure band CLB5 and above. Could you guide me through keeping this exam in mind, it will be of great help. Kindly share the details on my email id below.
You can read my article TEF test that covers everything about it. If you still have any questions, you can answer or email me.
Hello. I want to learn Turkish online. Could you suggest to me some online courses from universities or institutes that can help me, please?
I haven’t had an opportunity to check online Turkish courses. You can check some online options like Yunus Emre Institute, Udemy, HandsonTurkish, etc.
I have to learn the Thai Language from a career point of view. Could you please help me find the institute or any Indian universities where I can learn the Thai language from beginner to advanced level?
There isn’t any Indian university that offers a full-fledged Thai course to my best of my knowledge. You can check some online or to find a teacher.
Finally, you have enabled the comment on this page. This is so inspiring and helpful. You are the reason I learned German. Thank you for your guidance. It has always helped me sir.
Thank you, Anukriti, for your kind words. 🙂 It means a lot to me and motivates me to keep going with this.
Yes, I enabled the comments today. This will help people to post questions not related to existing articles or a bit offtopic.
Hello sir. I like to watch Korean dramas and movies. I love this language. Few things I have learned after watching 6-7 Dramas of around 20 episodes each. I am wishing to learn and speak this language. Which level exam is required to speak, understand, and for general communication? Can I write in my resume if I clear Topik 1 beginner Level? I am currently serving as a pharmacy professor. Will it help in my career in India?
Professionally speaking, you should aim for TOPIK level V. This will enable you to get some work that requires Korean. K-drama and K-movies can enhance your learning experience. But since you’re already doing pretty well in your career. So, you may or may not need it. While your subject is different, you can still take advantage of some freelance opportunities later. Good luck!