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Foreign Languages

What is a foreign language?

  • The foreign language is the indigenous language of another country.

  • Some children learn one or more languages from birth or a very early age: it is called bilingual or multilingual. Then these children can have two, three, or more of the mother tongues: none of them is a foreign language for this child, even if any of them is a foreign language for the vast majority of this child's hometown.

What are the duties and responsibilities?

  • Translating communications in a dynamic or static manner whilst preserving context, content, and intent.
  • Identifying and resolving misunderstandings of meaning quickly and tactfully while maintaining objectivity.
  • Keeping the confidentiality of all translations and engagements as per the requirement.
  • Help in translating or interpreting written, oral, or sign instructions/text into another language for others.
  • Provide lang translation assistance to clients or associates.
  • Proofread, edit, and review translated content.
  • Create documents and materials in the required foreign language for meetings and communication

What are the skills required?

  • Willingness to learn a language
  • Good command over English grammar
  • Comprehensive listening skill
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Good command in English speaking
  • Strong reading skills

Where can one study this course?

Top colleges for a foreign language course in India

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • University of Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Aligarh Muslim University

Popular colleges offering foreign language course in India

  • Alliance Française for French
  • Goethe Centre for German
  • language-centres-in-Bangalore "Instituto Hispania for Spanish"
  • India China Chamber of Commerce & Industry for Chinese
  • Banaras Hindu University for Arabic

You can visit 9CC’s Foreign Language Database for the best centres across the country to learn

What are the specializations Areas?

  • Instructor, Private Tutor, Online Tutor 
  • Interpreter 
  • Written translator 
  • Writing children stories 
  • Blogger
  • Youtuber 
  • Tourist guide 
  • Content manager 
  • Researcher 
  • Product localization manager 

What are Growth Prospects?

  • Some of the International organizations like the United Nations Organization (UNO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) require these translators.
  • Few Indian national organizations like the Ministry of External Affairs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) too require foreign language professionals.
  • In India, there are thousands of companies seeking translators. These will be undertakings ranging from steel producers to medical technology firms and high-tech businesses.
  • Students can also opt for Higher studies or an academic career through NET/JRF

What are the Salary Expectations?

  • Average Salary—Rs 465,015/yr
  • The average salary with less than 1 year of experience— Rs 393,254/yr
  • The average salary with 1-4 years of experience is Rs 472,817/yr
  • At Senior level 5-9 years of experience— Rs 725,918/yr

Interesting facts

  • Mandarin Chinese with 1.1 Billion speakers is the most spoken language in the world.
  • The Bible has been translated a maximum number of times into 2,883 languages