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Emerging Careers in Language Studies in India

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: November 26, 2015 05:41 pm IST
Introduction India has witnessed development in many areas and various companies have emerged in the form of global players and related to India. T
Emerging Careers in Language Studies in India

Introduction

India has witnessed development in many areas and various companies have emerged in the form of global players and related to India. The Indian markets have been eyed by many multinational companies and market leaders from abroad. Now coming on to the language studies part, it is important that there exists no lack of professional individuals, who are able to bridle the barriers caused due to language. As a matter of fact, the corporate world is in great demand when it comes to communication using foreign languages. And moreover, there is great scope for foreign languages as a career option. Both multinational companies and other foreign organizations are now holding a multitude of job prospects for deserving applicants in the Indian Peninsula.

Statistics

Now, here is the turning point. If you ever thought that for the purpose of communication, only the knowledge of English will do, then you may rethink! Just read on to find that statistics reveal Chinese as the most widely spoken (20.7%); while English scores only 6.2%. In other words, 93.8% people don’t communicate using the English language!

Career Scopes

It is just within six months that close to 2/3rds of graduates of foreign languages get employed. There are fields like translation, advertising and marketing, writing, business, sales, personnel and HR that are most popular work areas among these aspirants.

Also existing is a big bulk of graduates who choose to combine work with further studies. There also exist individuals who specialize in any particular area (of a given language), like interpreting, or translating and work through it in more ways than one. Still some others choose to expand their career graph, and migrate to other sectors while using the studied language in more positive manner to make the most out of the same.

The Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language

If you are able to learn a foreign language, an advantage over many in the peer group is gained. The only thing that needs your prime attention is - ‘Which language to learn?’

The requirement for individuals with the skills related to language has only multiplied manifold with each passing day. As a matter of fact, there exists a strong requirement for individuals who carry language skills in Chinese, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Japanese, as well as Korean. As far as the Indian market is concerned, these languages carry a strong bulk of demand which is on the up with every passing day. One can literally enjoy a career in fields like Online Content Writers, Translators and Interpreters, Tour Operators, Technical Decoders or Translators etc. Related to this, it is worth mentioning that a heavy demand related to professionals who are in the know-how of the particular language and that too, in the Indian off shoring KPO, IT, BPO etc has plummeted.

The growing demand related to work that is language sensitive will ultimately bring a positive response from the Indian economy. Moreover, it is also going to create, what is called as- the ‘Multiplier Effect’ in the job scenario.

-Varun Acharya

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