Have you ever wondered what is the average foreign language salary or how much does a language expert earns in India and elsewhere?
You should be wondering, especially if you are interested in taking the career path of a foreign language specialist.
No matter what people might say, learning a foreign language can put you on the road to a mouth-watering paid career avenue.
But, which one pays better?
How much do foreign language experts receive as salary? What is the pay scale? Take a seat as we take you through all of these.
Table of Contents
- A High-paying Industry
- Are there enough jobs that require language skills?
- Foreign Language Salary depends on Work Type & Organization
- Final Thought (Wrapping Up)
A High-paying Industry
There was a time when learning various languages was considered a mere hobby. Today, it can offer a career boost along with a plentiful financial reward.
As the world continues to become increasingly connected, learning a foreign language (other than English) is necessary for various professions.
There are overarching advantages to learning languages.
Of all the language benefits, well-paid language payroll is seemingly the most surpassing motivation among candidates.
The foreign language industry in India and many other places in the world are financially encouraging.
One thing that works in favor of foreign language workers in India is diversity.
India is a hugely diverse country across cultural lines, which makes sense to be multilingual.
This diversity has led to an increasing number of Indians embracing international languages. The global economy and cross-border cultures are pitched together, even closer than before.
Thanks to the advent of globalization, outsourcing, offshoring, the internet, innovations, and technology have made the planet earth a global village.
Are there enough jobs that require language skills?
In a word, YES!
I’ve started blogging in 2017 with the sole intention to write about various languages based on my knowledge, experience, and research.
I received several new language jobs opening seeking candidates in the past four years, ranging from translator or interpreter to virtual assistant to positions in the embassy across India.
With so many new employment possibilities, no matter what career you pick, you’ll always have a natural edge if you’ve acquired a second language.
Companies prefer Bilingual job seekers over applicants without foreign language skills.
One can trace the impact of multilingualism in almost every field.
Since not many people know a foreign tongue, a linguist expert is usually paid higher than others.
With the growing number of KPO, IT-enabled services, BPO, MNC, export-houses, Indian companies with global footprints, educational institutions, tour operators, and travel agencies, the demand for language professionals is skyrocketing.
Knowledge of a foreign language in India automatically places you ahead of other applicants.
To sum up, there are more than enough new openings for language learners. There are also plenty of jobs for freelance linguists.
Foreign Languages that Will Make You The Most Money
A recent revelation by Job search engine Adzuna shows more than 2.5 lakh job postings.
It reveals which languages will enable you to get a higher paying position.
It means that studying and mastering an international language can allow you to have a high-salary job.
The language industry comprises many foreign languages with attractive remunerations.
But of all the different tongues taught and in demand in India, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Japanese attract the highest salary.
There is also a demand for less taught languages, Portuguese, Korean, Arabic, and Italian speakers in India, and it is growing.
Overall, we can group them into three broad categories.
(i) Spanish, French, and German lead the pack
These three are among the top five high-paying foreign languages and also among the leading five in-demand languages.
As of January 2022, the average yearly salary scale stands at six lakhs, each with just a slight variation in the thousands and fractions of money paid in salaries.
- Entry-level: 4 to 6 lakhs (French and German) and 3 to 5 lakhs (Spanish).
- 3+ years of experience and high proficiency like C1/C2 — 7-10 lakhs (French and German) and 6-8 lakhs (Spanish).
As you can see, the above three top European languages’ salary scale is more compared to a host of other tongues, but competition is also high.
More and more Indians are taking up lessons in studying these tongues due to the substantial economic prospect they offer.
So what is in it for bilingual teachers?
If you are a bilingual teacher, you can expect to take home the most since teaching is the highest paying sector for German, French, and Spanish.
(ii) Highest paid foreign language in India
Of all the foreign lingos making headway in the industry, Chinese (Mandarin) is the highest-paid language.
A person who speaks Chinese receives as much as an Rs. Million-plus yearly. It goes way beyond the average salary level recorded in India in recent times.
The job ads for fluency in mandarin increased to about double in the past two to three years.
The other East Asian languages, namely Japanese and Korean, are also paid quite well.
Then, why is Mandarin at the number one spot and not Japanese or Korean?
For that, Let’s get down to a tabular presentation of the pay scale for these tongues.
- Mandarin — Low Supply and High Demand.
- Japanese — Moderate Supply and High Demand.
- Korean — Low Supply and Low Demand.
While all three offer an attractive pay scale, the Chinese language has an edge. There aren’t enough Mandarin speakers in India, and that results in high demand for Chinese specialists is staggering high.
Suppose you fall among the category of the world’s most widely spoken or popular languages. In that case, you will have to prepare for a highly competitive language job market.
It is genuine considering that most of the job vacancies require stiff competition.
It means linguists will need to show the best proficiency if they want to secure the best-paid positions.
(iii) Less Common Languages
Most people, roughly 80%-90%, prefer the top 5 languages when it comes to language acquisition.
When you learn a less widespread language, say Italian, Korean, Bahasa, Dutch, and Scandinavian languages, you will have something rewarding to add to your resume.
Any of these languages can become an asset in professional life, considering the scarcity of people fluent in these tongues.
That is the primary reason you could very well earn more.
Yesterday only, I received a requirement for a Bulgarian specialist with a CTC of 15Lakh in Mumbai. And I receive such emails all the time.
The less rare skill is available in the market, the more income you can make. There is just one caveat — There aren’t enough jobs.
The long stretches of no work are also common. The contacts, references, and experience play a vital role in this category.
Foreign Language Salary depends on Work Type & Organization
The language specialists and their foreign language salary scale, depending on the work and organization where they are working.
If you get employed to work for the Marketing or PR Department in any Multi-National Corporation. Then, your remuneration can be from Rs 35,000 to Rs. 60,000 each month.
For full-time school teachers and instructors at any educational center, the salary range can vary from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 per month.
The home, private, or online tutors and corporate trainers generally charge according to their education and experience level.
It can vary significantly between Rs. 500 to 1000 per hour.
A certified foreign language teacher with top-notch experience can undoubtedly charge more, for instance, Rs. 1,000 to 2,000 for an hour.
As for language lecturers in Government Universities and high education institutions, the salary package for an assistant or associate professor could range from Rs 70,000 to Rs 120,000 per month.
On the other hand, professors can earn up to Rs 150,000. Besides, Colleges and Universities also hire visiting or guest faculty.
They are usually paid 25,000-50,000 monthly, or Rs 800-1500 on an hourly basis, depending on whether it is a government or privately own institution.
The foreign language salary prospect isn’t bad for translators either.
What can you expect?
You can earn anything from Rs 500 to Rs 1500 per page and can even go beyond, depending on the translator’s proficiency and technical knowledge in the subject concerned.
The same thing applies to an Interpreter who, if they agreed to get paid on an hourly basis, can receive from Rs 2500 to Rs 5000, subject to their level of experience and caliber.
The full-time salary can range anywhere between 6 lakh to 12 lakh.
Suppose you have the experience, referral, and a substantial profile in a less competitive market, like Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, etc. In that case, you will earn much more than an average interpreter and translator.
For employees working in embassies, their salary ranges from monthly Rs 40,000 to 100,000, depending on the nature of the work.
For example, a customer care executive or HR might earn less than a research analyst or transcriber.
There is a varied range of processes in a BPO, KPO, and ITES, which involve different roles and responsibilities.
The minimum salary range with 0-2 years of experience or Freshers is between 3 to 5 lakhs per annum.
Foreign language expert salary is usually 25% to 40% higher than their English speaking counterparts.
With an average growth rate of 20% per annum, you can quickly achieve a payscale of 6 to 8 lakhs a few years down the line.
How much one makes in the Import-Export industry as a linguist?
With a combination of your language skills and marketing skills, like an MBA in international marketing, you can become an international salesperson negotiating deals between cross-border businesses.
The salary is lucrative, even for freshers. It ranges between 6 to 8 lakh, and with experience, the sky is the limit!
Additionally, you’ll have plenty of chances to travel abroad.
Different Foreign Language Roles that Attract Good Salary
Foreign language professionals fill different roles, depending on their qualifications, experience, and skills.
Below are some of the tasks that attract a helpful salary scale:
- Teaching — (i) Foreign language instructor in any educational institution. (ii) Corporate trainer (iii) Visiting or Guest Faculty, Lecturer or Assistant professor in any College or University (iv) Teacher in School (v) Tutor (vi) Online tutoring.
- TEP — (i) Translator (ii) Editing (iii) Proofreading.
- Interpreter and Transcriber — Consecutive or Real-time.
- Travel & Tourism — Tour Guide, Attendant to hotels, holiday consultant, etc.
- Traveling — Transport officer, Cruise Ship Jobs, logistics, Flight steward or Air hostess, Pilots, and more.
- IT professionals and personnel for IT Enabled services in MNCs organization.
- Public relations (PR) officer and working in an advertisement firm.
- Writing — Content copywriter, Travel writer, Editor, and Bloggers.
- Research assistance and market researcher.
- Journalism —Correspondent, reporters, columnists, analysts, and journalists.
Factors Affecting Foreign Language Demand and Supply Chain
No one can work and make good money when they lack essential information.
While the demand for foreign language professionals is enormous, there is a lack of information for aspirants to access.
Consequently, very few experts come out from foreign language institutes in India, which immediately leads to a shortage of trained and qualified foreign language professionals.
India needs tons of foreign language professionals, especially in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean languages.
While India enjoys millions of qualified English language speakers, the country faces a severe shortage of people who can understand foreign languages. It includes German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, and other critical languages.
Another important factor worth mentioning that affects the demand and supply of foreign language is the lack of infrastructure in universities or language institutes.
Again, the majority of universities and language institutes are located in big cities and metros.
That makes it difficult for candidates from small towns and remote places to come and learn languages.
If you wish to make a career in languages, at least aim for upper the intermediate level in the proficiency test.
For example, CEFR B2 in European languages, like, Zertifikat Deutsch (German), DELF and DALF (French), DELE or SIELE (Spanish), CILS or CELI (Italian language test), CAPLE or CELPE (Portuguese), and TORFL (Russian).
In East Asian Languages, HSK Level V (Mandarin Chinese), JLPT N2 (Japanese), and TOPIK Level 5 (Korean).
Besides, you can achieve the likewise competency level by completing Advanced level programs in Universities.
Top Tier Companies offering a high wage for language specialist
Some of the companies in India that pays a good salary for hired foreign language professionals includes but not limited to:
Evalueserve, Accenture, Infosys, ICS, Fiserv, Wipro, Kuliza, Tech Mahindra, Scabbard, TCS, Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Dell, IBM, Samsung, Toyota, Oracle, Orange, HCL, Xchanging, Enchanting India, Thales, Siemens, American Express, Thomson Reuters, L&T, Genpact, Geometric Ltd., Fujitsu Technology, WNS, Convergys, Daksh, First Source, EXL, vCustomer, MphasiS, Zenta, HTMT, iEnergizer, and hundreds of more.
Getting A Job To Earn A Good Salary In A Foreign Language
The key to getting a job is down to your proficiency and skills.
You have to be genuinely skilled and proficient in the language for which you’re being employed.
So the company, organization, or agency can derive the benefits while you get paid handsomely for your language abilities.
Final Thought (Wrapping Up)
Knowing what language and what job pays the most is essential for foreign language employees.
The pay scale varies from one industry to another. The type and level of your proficiency in language will determine how much salary you will get paid.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment section.
Hi sir, Pragya this side. I am currently doing BA Program (English plus German) at Delhi University. By the end of my degree, I will get a B2 certificate in German. I want to pursue a career in interpretation or translation, but I am very confused about my choices and what to do next. Can you please help me? I have a few questions:
1. As I have read some of the comments, is it important to do MBA to secure a good job?
2. In which field should I do my master’s through which I can travel easily?
3. Is freelancing a good option?
4. What will be the required qualifications for a person to work in an embassy?
Thank you sir!
BA program (Eng + German) is a recognized degree but is not equivalent to B2. Only Goethe Institut can issue a B2 diploma after successfully passing their test.
As far as your questions. 1) Yes, it helps if done by the right institution. 2) That is difficult as it also depends on job profile and not only domain. 3) Yes if you have expertise and contacts, but intitally, its risk and unstable. 4. That depends on the job requirement. Embassy is like a company with all types of jobs.
Sir. I’m in 11th, and i have lots of questions.
I want to pursue a career in language. After 12th I should do another career with language for career or language is safe career bcoz I have lots of pressure of parents so I don’t want to drawback in life. If language is a promising career then after 12th what I should do and plz recommend me some university after 12t. Can I pursue a career in foreign as well with my language learning and degree?
Nothing is easy and safe in 2022. If you are willing to put effort, you can make a successful career in language. But if you want to take a calculated risk, go with a bachelor’s in any other stream along with part-time language courses.
Over 100 universities offer various languages. Once you decide on the language and type of programs, I can suggest a few. You can also read my post on “BA in Foreign languages.” Wish you all the best Swati 🙂
Sir, I’m currently doing my B.A. and I want to learn a foreign language, but I’m confused between Spanish and German. Can you please clear my confusion between the two languages, which language has more career scope? Please sir
It is OK to choose either choice. According to your understanding, you may select either option.
I passed 12th and i want to learn the Spanish language, so it is OK if I’m not graduated. Is there any problem to getting jobs?
Many jobs require only 12th. However, for most decent-paying jobs, companies ask for graduation.
Sir, I have a doubt now I am pursuing BA in Hindi Hons from University of Delhi. Then can I learn Spanish or French.. I mean, It is not necessary to have B.A from any particular subject for the job. And Sir what language is best for easily learning between French and Spanish. And also for Income.
Yes, you can learn either one after your graduation, and no, it doesn’t matter. Spanish is relatively easier than French. Income-wise, difficult to say as it depends on the job profile and not language.
I just want to know that how an Indian student decide that which language would be the best choice as a carrer in India?
That is subjective and depends on the goal, target country/region, background, subject combination, and interest.
Hello sir! I was having a lot of doubts regarding choosing Chinese (Mandarin) if I’ll get a job or not in India. But by reading your article, all my confusion is clear now. Currently, I’m in 12th, almost over, giving board exam and will have cuet entrance test soon. I want to get admission to JNU and learn Chinese there. This article really helped a lot.
Thanks a lot, sir 🙂
I’m glad this article helped you. Wish you all the best 🙂
Hello sir, presently I am doing Indian sign language interpretation. I am a sign language interpreter but I really want to learn any foreign language. I’m confused about it. Please guide me on which foreign language will be best for me and which I should learn.
This is a very subjective matter that only you can decide. I don’t recommend a particular language unless it has been professionally counseled.
Sir, I wanna choose the French language next year. So please tell me the scope and how much salary I earn at starting.
You can read some of the articles I wrote related to Scope of French. And for salary, it is difficult to say as it depends on many factors.
Hello sir! I’m pursuing my masters in international relations and I want to learn at least five foreign languages. Can you suggest to me some career choices? My aim is to work abroad so please help me get a clear view of the possible jobs.
You can read some of the articles in the “career and jobs” section.
I am a graduate in B.sc chemistry (h) learning Korean language aiming to get at least TOPIK 4. I am aspiring to get a job at the Korean embassy in India as an interpreter. Is it easy to get such a job in the embassy with just efficiency in speaking and writing Korean or do I need other major qualifications? and if I want to teach at universities do I need any other certifications or degrees to teach Korean language?
No, it’s not easy to get an embassy job as new openings are rare if they have jobs for interpreters. To teach at the university, you need MA in Korean followed by a Ph.D. For temporary positions like guest or visiting faculty, TOPIK level II would be acceptable, but TOPIK has a validity of only two years.
Is German a better choice compared to Chinese? There seem to be more job opportunities in the former, and I’ve heard that Chinese companies have a bad work culture and career growth. Is this risk worth the higher salary? Also, among Italian, Hebrew, and Portuguese, which has the higher pay or opportunities for growth in the operations/finance field?
Since these things are largely subjective and based on various factors, it is hard to say.
I really admire your blogs. Thank you. Could you please help me with this?
I’m currently in the 12 (2021-2022 session). I’m willing to become a polyglot as I’m extremely passionate about learning new foreign languages. I already have a base for 5 languages – Arabic, Urdu, French, English, and Hindi and have a long list ahead to cover. My question is – is it good to think about becoming a polyglot at the age of 18? How much will I be able to earn if I specifically become a language trainer or a corporate language trainer (in Delhi) with so many languages? What else can I do being a polyglot? Will learning a bunch of languages be beneficial if I look for jobs in countries like Canada or the USA solely on the basis of my language skills?
Please help me, sir. Your reply will help me to take a better set of decisions.
Most people become polyglots because of their passion for language and not to make more money. I don’t think people earn significantly higher or get particular jobs if they know multiple languages. It just increases more opportunities and flexibility.
Thank you so much sir for your response. Indeed, I am extremely passionate about learning more languages but I just wanted to know the career prospects of it and how much I can earn, because at the end of the day if you are not getting the return of your hard work it would just be a waste of time.
I don’t think it is possible to know how much one can earn based on language choices. There are too many factors other than the language itself that can make a difference. I wish you all the best, Zoya!
I am looking for job.
At present, I am learning management in marketing. Is there scope for the Korean language in the marketing and entrainment sector in India?
I have passed my 12th this year and want to pursue my degrees further in the Spanish language. So, I want to ask you that are there any fully-funded scholarships available to study in Spain.
There may be some, but I didn’t check to provide the details.
Sir, I am currently in grade 11. I am planning to study Spanish. After I complete my UG can I complete my PG in a Spanish country? Can I have a good scope if I pursue Spanish? Is there any other language that can give me a higher scope?
Yes. Spanish is a good choice like a few others. So, you can consider.
Hello sir. I want to learn the Korean language but currently am in my b.sc final year (mathematics). Actually, my main dream is to study in South Korea and also want to do a job there but I don’t know how to make this possible. So I request you sir please help me and please give me some advice.
Getting a job in South Korea from India is difficult. There are some possibilities, but that depends on your skills, experience, and demand in the Korean market. You can definitely study there and that is pretty easy provided that you have a budget. Even if you can afford it, studying in Korea would be better than in Europe with more opportunities?
Well, there are many questions you need to ask yourself. Think beyond kpop, kdrama, and other cultural aspects, and examine pros and cons before taking the plunge into the unknown areas.
Hello sir, I bachelor’s degree in English, and I wish to learn Japanese and Spanish. Where should I apply to get the best course in both of these languages in my country? Also, my parents and relatives are skeptical about my choice of wanting to be an interpreter. They keep asking me how much I will be paid in this line of profession or if it has a scope. Please help me so that I can enlighten them!!
There are over 100’s of educational centers offering Japanese and Spanish courses in India. The choice of programs depends on courses like degree or diploma, location, duration, and budget. Probably, you can read some of the articles related to careers and jobs here and then try to convenience them. If they disagree, you can continue and puruse part-time language courses.
Which language is preferable for jobs in India between Chinese and Japanese?
Choosing either would be a good decision.
I’m looking to change my industry at the age of 45, as I don’t want to sit long hours on a computer, that’s why looking to switch to the travel industry. Which language do you suggest and please enlighten me with ‘Why so?’
Is this the right decision, I am looking to learn a language fast what is the best way forward. I’m more inclined towards Deutsche or Japanese. Please also comment on future prospects for Mandarin based on the current temporary Covid situation (related to China).
Thanks in advance for your auspice guidance.
I don’t suggest a particular language as it is extremely subjective and the choice varies depending on the goal. Pick one as per your understanding. I have covered all popular languages in detail so that you can read individual ones. German, Chinese, Japanese are all 3 good choices.
I want to learn a foreign language and am interested more in Japanese. I was searching and checking for the best course and found that most people are learning Chinese, German and couldn’t see any comments or feedback on Japanese. Can you please help me in this regard, which course to do? I am working currently in Italian Mnc as sales support- backend.
Probably, you didn’t check my Japanese articles. Some of them are quite popular, with over 1000 comments/feedbacks. If you have an interest, you can certainly pick Japanese. And since you’re working, you can try part-time courses in any reputed private institutes. I can recommend a few based on your current location.
Hello Mr. Vikash.
Need your help to move ahead.
Currently working as engineering professional (BE mechanical -10yr) whereas the growth is not that much as what I was expected, what language should choose to get more job opportunity in india and earn more. What is you opinion?
I don’t suggest a particular language as it is an extremely subjective thing. However, you can start with a few widespread and popular ones. Then based on your understanding, pick one.
Hello Sir, I have done my B.A in English and soon to complete c1 in German. What are my Job opportunities? Also, what options should I consider for further studies?
You can look for jobs in MNC, BPO, export business, and educational organizations for jobs related to the German language. You should consider doing a full-time master’s, but subjects are pretty subjective. Since you already have C1, you can try some other job-oriented streams like PGDBA/MBA, etc.
Hello sir, I am currently studying in 11th standard. I am interested in learning East Asian languages – Chinese, Japanese and Korean. So my question is should I do BA in Chinese or just learn the Chinese language. I really can’t understand that. I have to take a degree and also I want to learn the language. Will doing a bachelor’s in Chinese can help me get a nice job? Also, what will they teach us in ba or ma the language or just things related to Chinese culture or importance? Doing ba or ma can get me hsk level certificate?
You have mixed so many things in one question that it is difficult to answer. HSK is an exam, whereas degrees in Chinese are courses. You can take the HSK test after doing any Chinese courses, including BA in Chinese. You still have two years, and I’m sure by then, you will understand all.
I am pursuing Ba in Chinese from university and one thing I want to tell you is that what they teach you during the Ba course is very different from what you gonna learn by yourself or HSK institute. In 3 years of BA, you can learn the culture of China and newspaper translation too whereas in institute you can only learn to read and write language to clear HSK. And the degree courses and HSK both have their own value in the future.
That’s true. HSK focuses more on practical day-to-day Chinese language, whereas degree courses cover many things, and language is just a part of them. Both are good in their own ways.
Hello sir !! I am currently studying in 12th standard. I am always interested in learning Mandarin and make my career in it. I really have a lot of queries related to this. I hope you will help me.
1. I want to know to make my career in Mandarin, should I choose BA in Mandarin or join any private institute while doing a BA in public relations because I think that the speed of university courses is very slow. Is there any problem that I may face in the future regarding this decision?
2. Do you think that BA in public relations and Mandarin skills are good to get a highly paid job?
3. After completing my Mandarin from a private institution, should I have to do an MA in Mandarin? Am I even qualify to join MA (Mandarin) because I didn’t do a BA in Mandarin?
4. Can I get the opportunity to job in foreign countries with Mandarin skills as a career ??
I will really feel great if u answer my queries because right now I m going through such huge pressure.
Thank you !!
1. Both options are fine. Choose what is feasible.
3. You can do it if you pass the entrance. You need good Mandarin ability, not BA in Mandarin.
4. Difficult as mostly they prefer natives. But some chances exist, and more with combinations.
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I am willing to learn Mandarin Chinese. Which institute in Delhi could be best for it?
MeiYu and HanYou would be both good choices.
Sir, can I pursue 2 degrees (full time) In different universities. I mean, DU is good for French, but for Mandarin, JNU is a better opinion.
No, two-degree courses at the same time is not feasible.
Hello, sir, I want to learn Japanese so sir can you tell me if that is that okay to take part-time classes for learning the language and sir I also want to know what should I do diploma or certificate course for this. Pls give me some advice about what I want to know I am very confused about it.
You can pursue part-time courses. Either start with a certificate, then do a diploma and advanced diploma at any university. Alternatively, you can enroll at good private centers and prepare for JLPT starting from N5 and move along towards N2/N1.
Hello Sir. I have completed my 12th this year, and I want to pursue my further studies in the Spanish language. I want to do my graduation in Spanish but if I finish my gradution in Ba English and take the spanish course side by side, then is it possible and will it be beneficial to me? I shall be thankful to you if you can help me. Thank you. Please reply.
Both options are fine. You can very well pick BA in English, along with a part-time Spanish course. Later, do take DELE or SIELE test to gain reputed diplomas.
Hello sir, I am pursuing German right now and intend to complete till c2 level soon. I have done B.Com and now I want to do an MA in Translation and Interpretation. I want to make my career in this field. Is this a beneficial option for me? What would you suggest?
I have done a B.Sc degree. But now I want to learn the French language. I have 79.6% in 12th and 74.02% in BSc. Should I apply for a certificate course or BA in French from Delhi University?
Based on 12th marks, it would not be easy to get admission to BA. You can try for the certificate in French.
Hello sir Can you suggest to me the Korean language is best for my future goal? Please sir I am so confused.
Can I become a language expert in an MNC by having a BA and MA degree in French? Or will I have to do some specific course?
Yes. BA + MA in French is enough.
sir, I get confused about whether I should learn Chinese or Russian because I want to make my future in language. So, please help me with which language is best in nowadays situation because I am pursuing ba so I dont have a technical field. So, help me out and how much time it will take.
This is difficult to say which language is better. There are too many factors, and half of them are very subjective. You can achieve advanced proficiency in 3 years provided that you much enough effort into it.
Hello sir, I am Khushi. I am currently about to take my 12th class exams in May. I want to learn the Korean language after the 12th but as I read that the demand for it is comparatively low. I feel worried whether my whole career can depend on it. Or should I do any other language after it to or learning Korean up to a higher level alone would be enough? Please advise me, sir. Thank you.
The Korean language does offer an abundance of career possibilities. However, the opportunities are limited compared to other popular languages. You can still make a successful career out of it, but try to diversify your career horizon by picking the right combination. That can be Korean and degree programs in sought-after subjects.
Hello sir, I completed my 12th and I choose the Korean language for my future but I read some articles the Korean language is abundance and less demanded. I am so confused please suggest to me my option is right or not and give me some advice.
The demand is lower, but don’t learn a language solely for that reason. Rather, choose according to your career aspirations and think of the best combination.
Hello sir Can you suggest to me the Korean language is best for my future goal? Please sir I am so confused.
No one can say that. The best is subjective. If you like Korean, learn it. Then, to increase your career horizon, you can pick other studies.
Hello sir, I’m completing my 12th this year and after that, I want to do English honors and learn the Spanish language side by side. But I want to pursue my career in Spanish. So would you plz suggest to me what should I do because I’m very confused? And is it possible to do both?
You can study Spanish part-time and can still make a career out of it. Along with that, you can pursue a UG and PG degree in the stream of your choice or something in-demand.
Hello Sir, I wanted to know about the job opportunities in India and also abroad after completing C1 and TestDaf in German. Thank you!
You will be eligible for most jobs that require German. The opportunities range from MNC and bpo to Educational institutions and export houses. There are plenty of sectors and organizations that hire German language specialists.
Thank you, sir! I have one more question. How will I apply for jobs in Germany after completing TestDaf?
It is not possible to get a job in Germany solely based on ZD or TestDaF. The certification can enhance your employment prospects, but you still need the primary skills required for the jobs.
What do you mean by primary skills?
I’m 45 now. Looking to change from my current animation industry to travel. Which language do you think is best suited to learn, keeping in mind the volume of foreign travelers and other opportunities?
Primary skills mean skills other than language. The main skills that will help you get a job. Like IT. I don’t recommend a particular language as it is pretty subjective. You can read about various languages and pick one as per your understanding.
Hello sir, thank you for presenting such a great article! This has been really helpful. I’m currently in 10th grade. In the future, I want to pursue BA in English and also study 1-2 foreign languages. I was considering Mandarin Chinese, and I am aware of its infamous difficulty. I will have to invest several years into it if I decide to learn it, and I don’t want it all to go to waste. Is learning Mandarin a good idea for a career in the long term (given that India’s relation with China is presently strained)?
Or should I learn European Languages, Japanese, etc.?
Another query: does knowledge of Mandarin make learning Japanese easier?
Mandarin is a good choice from a career outlook. No, Mandarin and Japanese are two distinct languages and belong to different language families. Knowledge of one doesn’t help in another beyond a little due to geographical proximity. In terms of similarities, the kanji symbols make two languages identical, but it isn’t significant overall.
Sir, I’m a last-year BSc student n will pursue my master’s too. I want to learn a foreign language, but I’m totally confused about choosing one. Please help me to choose the right one. Firstly I was thinking of going for French. Please enlighten me.
French is a good choice. The choice of language is pretty subjective and requires proper career counseling. That’s why I rarely advise which one to pick.
I’m a medical student and want to pursue a career in a foreign language (Mandarin) alongside. Do companies hire language translators that can work from home or interpreters that can work on an hourly basis (considering I cannot apply for a full-time job)?
There are freelance opportunities, but for that, you need a full-time commitment. Not only to do the work but also to get the work. The company may require your services anytime and sometimes for long hours of work. It might not be workable in your case since your existing field itself needs lots of time and attention. You can always learn as a hobby.
Hello sir. Will learning French help me with my career or will it help me fetch high pay?
Where I stay there are no foreign language universities. Can you please suggest to me some distance learning foreign language institutions?
It is hard to find a decent distance learning program. Probably, you can try some online courses. Most centers these days are offering online classes.
Hi, I’m a B.Tech graduate in Electrical, working as a Content Reviewer for 3 years, and willing to learn Mandarin now.
1. Can I go ahead with Mandarin or can I learn German, French, and Spanish (in terms of jobs)
2. What is the process to learn? I heard in Hyderabad there is an institute called Rama Krishna Math where they teach these. Can go there or please suggest to me one best institute and procedure
Please read the complete message and please answer thanks in advance 😊
I can’t suggest which language to choose as there is no definite answer. But whatever you decide, you can learn in Hyderabad. For example, French at Alliance Française and German at Goethe-Zentrum are the two top choices. You can also learn French, Spanish, or German at Ramakrishna Math (VIOL). There are a few other good options like EFLU and VIFL. You can contact the concerned centers for admission.
Hi sir, I am 12th passed out student. I want to do a career in the Spanish or German language but I have 2 years gap after the 12th. So plz tell me whether I’m able to do a career in that field or not? If yes plz tell me what to do first? How and Where to get admission? I don’t have any idea about admission. Sir plz help me.
Yes, you can definately do that. You can enroll yourself in one of the courses (College or private institutes) and start learning your target language. The choices and procedure depend on the selection of your language, location, and your affordability.
Currently, I am doing C1 level in german. So i was doing some research on job profiles and how one gets selected. Sir, i do not have a commerce background. I have an English honors degree from Delhi university.
I want to work in a Corporate but not as a seller support associate. So if I dont have a commerce background, will they choose me for the seller and customer associate? Won’t I be chosen for a job profile like Business Analyst? Please tell me if I am wrong. I am feeling very demotivated.
Not all corporate jobs require commerce. In fact, in most cases, BBA, MBA, and experience are preferred. There are also many full-fledged jobs solely dependent on German skills. While C1 would be enough for the most language-related profile, I’d suggest considering a Master’s like MBA after gaining some experience. This will be helpful in the long run.
I did B.Tech. Right now pursuing MBA from ignou. I worked for the university as an academic program officer. Right now working as a US IT recruiter. Would you please suggest which language is good for me? I am 31 years old. Is age a factor or barrier? I am looking for a change. Eager to work in mnc as a language specialist.
The language you choose is a personal decision and can only be made by you. Age is no barrier to learning and make a career out of it.
I am a 1st year Law student with ambitions to learn the Korean language as it would be a great asset. What are the available career options demanding these qualifications?
I’m not aware of job opportunities that involve both law and Korean. Probably, you can work in any legal department in Korean companies or organizations that do business with Korea. But the laws differ in the two countries to some extent, so that will require additional study.
Hello sir, I’m a 10th grader and I want to learn Korean, mandarin and Japanese in future. With that I wanna pursue my career in business and finance, is it a good option for me or should I go for different languages?
All are good. Choose as per your liking and career goal.
Sir i am just starting to learn Russian from youtube and currently completed BSc degree. So sir is Russian language is in demand in India?
Yes, to some extent, but job opportunities are not huge currently like other popular languages.
Hello sir, I am currently in 12th. I really want to learn Korean and make a career in that, but I always read in articles that there is not much scope for Korean. I’m fine with comparatively low pay, but I’m not fine with unemployment. So, I’m not sure whether my learning the Korean language would help to make a living.
There is always some risk if you want to make a full-fledged career with a less spoken language. Having said that, you can learn as a secondary skill.
Sir, what about the placement of ba hons. foreign language from AMU?
AMU provides limited placement opportunities for the BA program.
Sir what about off campus placement! Is it hard?
A few provide, but most don’t.
Hello Sir, I am working as an SAP ABAP Programmer in Mumbai. Which language should I choose to get better career prospects?
SAP is a German company, so it would probably be a good choice though no one language can be considered better.
I am a first-year B.teach student and want to pursue an additional language along with computer science; which language should I choose? Thank you for your reply.
This is something you’ve to decide. For me, all are valuable in some ways.
Hello sir I am in 12th. I want to make career in the language course. How should I start?
Choose a language, and then join any course. If that is not available where you live, then you can also consider online classes. Whatever you decide, aim for an advanced level, which is a prerequisite for most jobs.
Well, sir regarding Mandarin Chinese what have you mentioned in your article is not correct. The Chinese language is not a fruitful language in India because of the instability and wages are decreasing working in Chinese firms operating in India. It is like working in hell exploitation and harassment Chinese companies terminates their employees very quickly no matter how good your skills are.
I have heard a few anecdotal stories in recent times. However, we cannot paint all Chinese companies with the same paint. Many professionals are doing pretty find in various such organizations. Also, things have changed quite a bit after deteriorating India-China relations. Let’s see how the future unfolds itself.
I am a 12th-grade student. I am studying French since 8th grade, and I am an art student, and I want to pursue a foreign language job. I read your article it is very helpful but can you please guide me with more details as to which job or how can I start my career.
You can read “Foreign language careers after 12th.” This will answer almost all your questions.
Hello sir I have been doing French since 5th class and want to pursue it further. Can you please tell me that will I be able to make 1 lakh per month if I gain expertise in the language? Or will be stuck at 40-50k?
That question is difficult to answer. There is no average, minimum, and maximum salary. A lot of factors affect it.
3 years back, I completed my graduation in BCom. And I started working right after my graduation which counts as 3 years of experience in an MNC. Now I was planning to learn the German language and make a career in it. Is it a good option to start learning a new language along with a job? Will it boost up my career.
Yes, and Yes.
Hello sir, I have done diploma in the French language from B.R.A university. I used to work as a French speaker in the private sector at Agra. Due to covid-19, I had to leave my job, and right now, I am staying at Trivandrum (Kerala). I still want to get a job at Trivandrum, where I can utilize my French.
You can probably try teaching online or work from home opportunities for the companies seeking. Try contacting as many companies as possible through job portals or linkedin.
Hello sir, first of all, great article. I was very frustrated with the results Google gave me upon typing foreign language jobs but thankfully, I got to read your article. I’m currently a sophomore in B.A. Japanese. I’ve got a rough idea about how a foreign language, along with any other technical experience, can increase the pay scale. But as a die-hard enthusiast of languages, I really don’t want to go into the technical field but learn languages only. Will it affect my career prospects in any way? Please enlighten me.
You can make a full-time career in Japanese with a decent paycheck. Technical knowledge is an added advantage, though not compulsory.
Hi Vikash – First of all, Thanks a lot for the information you have provided. I have a question too. I am working as a Project Manager/Business Analyst in a reputed software company. I am very much interested in learning other languages. Which Foreign language will be an added advantage for me in my career?
You can pick any popular language as per your understanding. There isn’t one that would be considered the best fit.
Hello Sir, I am currently doing C1 German in Delhi and is hoping to opt for a career as a translator or an interpreter. I would really be grateful if you could suggest me workplaces where I can think of applying after I complete my course. Thank you!
MNC’s would be a good start. Make an impressive profile, get some initial experience, and start contacting/sending companies that might need such candidates. LinkedIn can be a great place to get such contacts.
I am really interested in Japanese, but one of my teachers told me that Japanese doesn’t have any demand in India. He advised me to take Spanish instead of Japanese as it has more demand and higher pay. Is that so? Could you advise me on this? Does the Japanese provide high pay or not? And also, are 2 years enough to learn Japanese?
Both offer plenty of career possibilities. Yes, you can find high-paying Japanese jobs. The duration depends on the level you want to accomplish and your learning approaches. For example, if you intend to become a translator or interpreter, it will take 4 years, possibly more!
Which language among German, French, and Spanish is best in all sector like according you your point of view:
1.Easy to learn 2.Good pay 3.Good Demand.
It will help if you read my article “French Vs. Spanish Vs. German,” where I covered everything in detail.
As far as your question is concerned, Spanish is relatively easier than French and German. Demand and salary vary a lot on diverse factors, and not only on the choice of language. So, difficult to select a particular one.
Hi, I’m learning Spanish, and I’ve completed B2 level. I’m in C1.2 level and learning Spanish from Instituto Cervantes New Delhi. I wanna ask where I can find a good job where I can use my Spanish skills.
You can check some of the MNC like Amazon and Accenture that offer Spanish-related work. You can consider some educational institutions in the NCR region if you wish to get involved in teaching. A key is to increase your referral contacts from those already working in this field, contacting HRs on Linkedin, sending your resume to potential employers, getting some initial experience, and so on.
Sir, I know Italian spoken and written with complete fluency because I have stayed in Italy for 12 years. Also, through schooling, I have learned Italian there, but I don’t have any certificate. Would you refer me to any institute to give an exam and get a certificate directly based on my Italian language skills?
You can take one of the internationally recognized Italian proficiency tests like CILS or CELI at the Italian cultural center, New Delhi.
I am in my last year of B.Sc, and I want to learn Japanese and be a Japanese language expert. As I m not from the engineering, sales, or finance department, there are many cons for getting jobs as a Japanese language Expert. So, suggest me some courses which will boost my career as a Japanese language expert (I will complete N1/N2 for sure).
Thank you. 🙂
With so many choices, it is difficult to advise something specific. This is something only you can decide based on your understanding. Perhaps, you can look for some career-oriented news and update. It will take some time, but I’m sure you’ll find one that suits you.
I am pursuing French right now and I wish to complete it till C2. Is it okay if I plan to take a gap after B2 to work for a while, let’s say a year, and then go to France and complete C1 and C2? And also, does staying in France for 6 months/year be more beneficial to my CV? Rather than completing the course in India itself?
Yes, you can take the gap if you want. While it will undoubtedly help improve your French in France, especially the speaking and listening part, I’d suggest doing some course there if you intend to go to France. It need not be French only.
Is there a demand for Korean language in India? I am really interested in that language.
Yes, to some extent.
Hi sir, I am studying Zoology final year and also learning Japanese. Can you please tell me how to get a good salary job through it?
After completing N3/N2, you can apply for any job requiring the Japanese language. You can explore opportunities in MNC, Japanese business, and Indian companies that deal with Japan.
Hi! Can you tell more Companies that need proficient Spanish speakers?
I’ve already mentioned nearly 50 companies offering jobs to Spanish learners. Nearly a quarter of the MNCs have some requirements.
I would like to learn Mandarin. I completed my diploma in hotel management and looking for a good career path. Can you please explain to me the next steps to get into it?
You can check some of the nearest Mandarin learning centers and start learning. Later, you can also take the HSK exam to gain international certification.
I am Mexican, and I want to settle in India next year. I have a bachelor’s degree in classical language and literature (Greek and Latin languages) and a master’s degree in South Asia studies (with an advanced level of Hindi). I also have experience teaching Spanish language and literature in IB (International Baccalaureate) colleges. I would like to know if you, please, can recommend to me some companies or institutes in Delhi or Mumbai where I can get a job related to my academic training.
There are plenty of schools and private learning centers offering Spanish courses in the Delhi/NCR and Mumbai region. You can indeed send your updated profile to these educational institutions as there is always more demand for native speakers. You can also send me your resume to the email address mentioned on the contact page.
Sir, my first question is, I am learning the Japanese language. So, what other courses I can do by which my salary can increase? And my second question is if I learn 2 foreign languages, how much salary I will be paid like Japanese + French?
That is too subjective and difficult to answer.
I have learned the German language till C1, and right now, I have B2 Certification. l speak this language fluently. Besides, I have done a Master’s in performing. I have recently made some videos based on the monuments of India in German and the English language for my profile. I also wanted to reach the German audience and market Indian tourism. During this project, I realized that all of my qualifications and skills are being utilized to my satisfaction which I have acquired now. Consequently, I am having thought to apply for some courses in digital marketing. Is the combination of digital marketing and the German language will be beneficial for me in the future?
Yes, it will be advantageous. Nothing is better than able to utilize existing skills and be happy for the same. 🙂
Sir, I am very interested in learning Mandarin. During this pandemic lockdown, I have started learning Mandarin through videos and apps. But, I saw the news that Mandarin is dropped from the NEP 2020 list. Will it affect us? What subject should I take after class 12 to become a foreign language professor?
There will certainly be a short-term impact, but in the long run, it might not greatly affect the career prospect. You can pick up any foreign language of your choice that you want to teach in the future. To become an assistant professor at any university, you need a Ph.D. in the same language.
I’m proficient at Korean and was recently given a job offer to teach Korean online to children in the age group of 6-14 to prepare them for TOPIK. What remuneration should I ask for?
That would be too subjective. Since you have to teach children, in online mode, and only cover the basic things, the cost shouldn’t be high. Rest, you have to decide based on your worth and market trend. If you’re just starting out, keep the price low to gain experience.
Hello Sir, I am a management consultant and in the certification industry, where I deal with auditors in many countries. Mostly I face issues with France and China where reports are in their own language. If I am learning French, it will be an advantage for me. But if I want to use language as an additional income resource, which language is better to learn as per demand in India? French, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese? Please guide on hierarchy.
All three would be beneficial. But it depends on your engagement with the language and available opportunities. Since you have already started learning French, you should continue to achieve a higher level. It offers plenty of career possibilities as a passive income.
Thank you for your guidance.
I have completed my degree in Hospitality and Tourism and currently learning part-time Spanish. I was looking for any freelance small work from home opportunities where I can use my language skills. What field and companies should I be looking for?
Teaching and content writing are two good choices provided that you possess an excellent command over Spanish. You can check various freelance and tutor websites. You can also take advantage of social media like LinkedIn and Facebook.
Sir, I am going for Korean this year. Sir, If I master the Korean language and have some additional skills such as coding, copywriting, will I be able to earn in lakhs per month staying in India?
I don’t know. This is impossible for me to answer.
Hi sir. I have completed my PG and now looking forward to having my career in the French language. For a career in translator, what level of French language skills do I need?
DALF C1 or C2.
Is it worth doing DELE till C2 or should I stop at the B2 level like most of the people in India? What more job opportunities do the DELE C2 open or what are the advantages of it over B2 as most people are getting good jobs after completing their DELE B2 or Masters in Spanish? Thanks in advance.
Yes, C2 is totally worth it. For most jobs, B2 is enough. However, there is plenty of work that requires Advanced Spanish (C1 and C2). For example, you can teach Spanish to a higher level. You can also work as a translator, interpreter, content writer, etc. B2 may not be enough for these employments. Besides, MA in Spanish is not equivalent to B2.
Thanks, sir, I’m currently at the B1 level of DELE. I want to know that for a job in an Embassy or an MNC what other qualifications do they ask along with the DELE certification to get a job (like some other course or degree which will be important along with DELE)?
That entirely depends on the job profile. For a specialized language position, only prerequisite DELE diploma and graduation in any stream will be adequate. For work based on other skills, you need the qualification in that. For example, for HR profiles, they might prefer an MBA in HR, along with Spanish certification. In short, it depends on the nature of the job.
Hello Sir, I’m currently pursuing my UG, but I’m worried about my career. In which field should I opt for my MBA along with a foreign language to get highly paid?
You can select one of the in-demand specialization like marketing, entrepreneurship, operations, international marketing, finance, to name a few. Pick as per your career goal, existing knowledge, and interest, and not just from the language perspective.
Hi Sir. Please help me as I am so confused. I have completed my HSK1 Chinese but I think in India Chinese won’t have the scope. And the worse part is I was studying in Delhi and right now I am in Mumbai but here dont have a better institute to study Chinese. I am also thinking of Studying French. I am looking for a stable job and China has many issues with other countries so I am worried. Which will be the best option please help me.
While this is up to you to decide, Mumbai does have some good institutes for learning Mandarin.
Is DELE considered a post-graduate diploma in India? Does it have the same job opportunities as a master’s degree? Thanks in advance.
No. DELE is not equivalent to University’s PG diploma. While both DELE and Masters in Spanish are accepted for most jobs, but DELE is not comparable to a degree.
I’m currently doing my MBBS, but I am also very interested in learning Mandarin and have been doing so for the past few months to make it to HSK 5. Will it prove to be an advantage in my medical career if I top it off with a translation course? Can I become a medical translator in addition to becoming a doctor?
Why do you want to do that when the medical field is itself vast and lengthy? It’s better to focus only on MBBS. Plus, it might not be that beneficial for you. If you fancy Mandarin, you can study as a hobby.
I will be completing my engineering this year. I am very much interested in Spanish language and want to pursue a career as a Spanish translator/ interpreter. I have enrolled in a part-time certificate course in Spanish. I want to know whether a degree course required to become a professional translator/ interpreter? And how do I achieve that after completing BE? Any advice from you would be greatly appreciated.
While the degree is not mandatory, but you should aim for near-native competency to become a translator or interpreter. Certificate can be a start, after that study for a few more years. Or you can target DELE C1/C2.
Sir, I am very fond of both Chinese martial arts culture as well as Japanese anime culture. I want to learn both, but since it is not possible, so which one to choose from future job prospects (considering the Indo-China degrading relation)?
This is very subjective and difficult to select. I would advise reading more about both languages. Then, you can make the right decision based on your understanding and interest. Good luck, Bikram!
I completed my 12th in 2011, and now I want to switch my career in the language field. Can I take a better job after completing a Diploma in Spanish?
Possible, though, Advanced Diploma would be better.
Sir, can I make a career just by doing M.A in a certain language or I need to do other courses like travel and tourism also?
You can make a specialized career in a particular language. But, you cannot pursue a Masters without having prior knowledge similar to BA in that language.
Suggest some tips to influence my parents towards the language field because they thought it has no career.
To convenience them, you need yourself to be fully assured. Based on your last question, you still have some doubts. So, I would suggest you read more and try to understand the vital aspects. You can also refer them to some articles of my blog and show them some new language openings on different job portals 🙂
Hi, I am an LLB graduate. I am really interested in learning a foreign language in the interest of my career (French or German). Please do take this request further and provide me with details for the same.
Thanks and Regards,
What do you want to know? Both are good choices. You can pick one, enroll in the nearest language school, and start the journey.
I live in Mumbai, and Mumbai University has a full-time BA in Chinese Studies program and part-time courses. My query is, after my 10+2, should I go for a BA in English and part-time Chinese courses and get HSK certification; or go for a BA in Chinese Studies without BA English? I am confused because A) Would a formal degree in English Language along with Chinese language proficiency make me more employable and B) Would a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese be given more weightage to my candidature rather than to an HSK certification?
Both have its own pros and cons. For example, if you choose a bachelor’s in Chinese, it will be easy to get admission in MA in Chinese. Plus, you will have an undivided focus on the Mandarin language. In the other option, you will not put all the eggs in one basket. You can also change the career path later. Think about all choices, and then decide as per your understanding. A and B are incorrect assumptions.
Hello sir, This is Sai Charan. I completed my engineering in 2018, currently working in international voice process. Actually, I have some backlogs, and I just want to switch my career and start a new path.
1) Though it takes months to learn a language, will it make a good career?
2) I’m confused about which language to choose like Mandarin, German or French Because many MNC companies are in India. I want to know which country companies are more?
3) Do we need to attempt any exam to eligible for that language after learning?
4) Which path is better to go like BPO, Translator, Interpreter, Trainer?
1) Yes, you can make a good career if you achieve higher proficiency. It will not take months but 2-5 years. 2) That is very subjective, and the answers vary depending on your goal and interest. 3) No, but if you need recognized certifications for the jobs, you can take the test. 4) An MNC does not hire people with a particular language where the company originated, but as per their presence and business opportunities. For example, Amazon, an American company, employs specialists in over a dozen languages.
I guess you have several doubts regarding language. This is not something that can be answered in a few lines. I would suggest you go through many articles (START), and then if you have any specific questions, you can always ask me. Good Luck!
Sir, I completed my MSc in Microbiology, and now I am learning Japanese. Do you think it has a good scope?
I have work experience of 7 years in the automobile/automotive industry. In my current job role, I handle Pan India Marketing operations. I want to pursue a foreign language. I am planning to go ahead with German and looking for part-time job opportunities in the German language. Is it a good idea?
You can surely learn German. But since there are limited part-time possibilities, keep your expectations low.
This article really boosts me to go for a foreign language. As I have experience as a content reviewer in bpo industry. I want to add another language to English. Please suggest which language should I choose to get the highest pay in the bpo industry or you can say in the content field. I am not worried about the difficulty level of language. I want to live in India, and don’t want to go to any other country. So taking consideration of these points please help me out.
There is no one-language-that-fits-all. Thus, Selecting the best language is a challenging task. The choice of language is not the only criterion. The salary depends on several factors as mentioned above. You can narrow down the options by picking one between French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese.
There is no best language.
I just want to earn very high, and which language among Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish helps me in this?
All are good. The salary depends on multiple factors, and the choice of language doesn’t always equate to high earning.
Hello, I found the article quite informative and have some queries related. I’m a law student, but I wish to change my career to languages.
1. What kind of options are available? I’m right now learning French. And will probably learn Spanish/Italian too. 2. Do I need to pursue a degree in that? Or reaching proficiency level B2/C1 will work? 3. And after that can I find a good career abroad too?
1. You can find many specialized careers as a language expert. Translator, Interpreter, Trainer, International sales manager, the content writer are some examples. You may or may not get employment options where both language and law is required. 2. A degree is not compulsory. C1 is good enough. 3. Solely based on languages, it would be challenging. You may have to explore some other possibilities like an MBA or Masters from a reputed University.
1. Which one would be a better option to learn in the long term – Russian or Arabic, and why? I need to be fluent in the language and have about 3 years to do so right now. 2. Is it possible to learn them simultaneously? I am in the legal field, so what would be the best option right now?
Both are good options though Russian is more popular. Learning two languages at the same time is usually not a good idea. There is no particular language that matches well with students pursuing law. You can pick as per your interest or the official language of your target destination.
I have done a BA program and now working on a contractual base. My senior suggest me to learn Mandarin for a better future. So I want some suggestions on the Mandarin language. Is it good to learn mandarin after my BA or should learn some other language?
Mandarin is a good choice. Go ahead!
I am about to complete my BBA, and then I want to pursue my career in the French language. So please tell me what will be beneficial for me to pursue a French course after BBA?
It would be better to try for an MBA from a reputed University along with a part-time French course. The combination of MBA and French will enhance your career prospects in various MNCs.
Hi, I am working as an accounts receivable associate and looking for a career switch, I want to learn French and take the career further. Please suggest.
You can surely consider learning French, but I won’t suggest a switch. It would be better to find something where the combination of your current skills, experience, and French can be useful.
Hello sir! I am pursuing Spanish from Instituto Cervantes, Nueva Delhi. I am also studying a BA program from Delhi university. I really enjoy studying Spanish and want to make a full-time career. But I am really confused as to which field I should go. Also, I want to go for a master’s degree related to languages or Spanish but I don’t know which will be suitable.
Since you’re already studying Spanish. Thus, the Masters in Spanish is more feasible. You have to achieve at least B2 to pass the entrance test. Without prior knowledge, it is not possible to pursue an MA in the corresponding language. Ability to speak Spanish open an array of full-time jobs in various MNCs and Indian companies.
I am Ritu, I have done MCom, and right now, I am learning French from Alliance. I am confused related to my job, which one will provide me a high pay scale?
With so many unknown variables and options, it is tough to answer. You can narrow down choices based on your existing academic qualifications, experience, interest, location, and French skills. Then you can move forward with specific objectives.
How much money required to learn any foreign language? Like French, German, Spanish, Mandarin. And What is the best and less budget option for a student to learn a foreign language? Sir, please give all the information.
The fee varies greatly depending on the educational institutions, the duration of the course, location, etc. For example, Alliance Francaise B2 level course costs 2.5-3 lakh, whereas the Advanced Diploma at any University will be about 50,000. So, difficult to give any rough estimate.
I am a graduate of philosophy Hons. and did b.ed., but I am planning to shift my career in language. May be French, Italian, or Japanese (please suggest if still there is demand for the same). For the full-time job in the languages mentioned above, do I need 3 years B.A degree or b2 level from the private institutes affiliated by the respective govt? (like alliance Francaise, Italian institute of culture, etc.). Will it be good enough to get a full-time job? Is there any age barrier in language jobs?
There is plenty of demand for Japanese, French, and Italian language specialists. Bachelor in foreign languages is not compulsory. You can enroll at the respective cultural centers to complete B2. It is sufficient to get a decent job. No, there is no age barrier for language learners.
Hello Sir, I am a post-graduate in English Literature and want to work in the embassy in the future. I am learning Italian. Do you think it has good scope?
The scope is excellent, but opportunities are limited as far as jobs in embassies are concerned.
I had 13 years of experience in sales and marketing. I did my MBA in 2006. I am looking to work in European countries like France or Spain. So, I want to learn and how to speak French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Ok. Good luck in your future endeavors.
I have completed my MA in media management and also a Montessori teacher. Is there any job that I can get in international sales marketing?
I’m sure there must be plenty of opportunities though I don’t track new openings if foreign language skill is not required. You can try searching on various job portals.
Sir, I want to do Chinese after 12th and I want to crack JNUEE.
I wish you Good Luck. Prepare for the entrance test.
Hello Sir, I do my BA French in Madurai Tamil Nadu. After BA, What jobs I can do other than teaching?
You can try jobs in BPO and MNCs as a French specialist. There are plenty of opportunities in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
I am an ayurvedic doctor by profession. But I want a career change. So I studied Spanish language and aiming for B2 Certificate DELE. I will be delighted if there is any scope which I can ഡോ with my spanish skills alone? Which are the areas can I make a career with good salary and what salary can I expect?
You can look for job opportunities requiring Spanish in MNC, BPO, Indian companies, and educational organizations. While it is difficult to give any salary estimate, your skills, job profile, location, and experience decide the pay scale. Good luck!
Sir, I am studying in 12th commerce, and I want to study German and then French literature. What degree course should I do for jobs?
You can try a BA and then MA in German. You can also do some part-time French courses that can lead to acquiring French literature at the end.
Sir, I’ll be completing my 12th this year, and want to pursue a French course in the future for a better job. So what should I do now? Should I pursue a diploma course or go for graduation in French. Can you please suggest me some Government Institution where I can learn French, and should I do to get admission there? I’m a bit confused. Please reply.
First, you have to decide whether you want to make a career in French (Full-time French course) or a combination (Full-time course in any other stream along with part-time French). Then, it will be easy to short-list programs and educational institutions. Maybe you can read Language Career After 12th.
Hello sir! I recently completed my 12th, and I’m learning Korean and Japanese. Can you suggest to me if this is a good idea or not? And what is the future in this language?
It is good career choice. You can focus on one language instead of two. For future possibilities, read some of the articles on this blog.
At present I am learning Korean Language. Is there any good scope for Korean in part time jobs?
Yes, but both supply and demand are fairly limited.