Foreign Language Courses


To find employment with a firm that uses foreign languages as a medium is definitely an attractive career prospect. Apart from firm, there are many other organizations that take in students who have a flair for languages. As the trade links of our country with other nations are increasing, the need for people with language skills are on the rise too. People who are proficient in foreign languages such as French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Russian etc are in great demand nowadays.

With the advent of the globalization in the economy of India more and more companies are looking to forge strategic tie ups with companies abroad. Due to this, the job scenarios for those who are skilled in foreign languages have been unlocked. Because of all these reasons, the importance of courses in foreign languages is on the rise too. This article will explain the variety of courses that are made available in foreign languages.

Various Foreign Language Courses offered in India

  • Advance Course in Translation
  • B.A. French
  • B.A. Hons in Persian
  • B.A. Hons in Chinese
  • B.A. Hons in German
  • B.A. Hons in Japanese
  • B.A. Hons in Korean
  • B.A. Hons in Modern Arabic
  • B.A. Hons in Russian and Spanish
  • Certificate Course in French
  • Certificate Course in German
  • Certificate Course in Translation
  • Diploma in French
  • Foreign Language and BPO Training
  • Introductory Course in Translation

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Language Course

Courses are of 3 types. They comprise of the Certificate course, Diploma course and Degree courses. In addition to this, some institutes present students with advanced level courses like PhD. The time period of these courses may sometimes be up to 5-6 years.

The qualification needed for a student to join the degree and certificate courses is a pass in standard 10+2. In some places, the qualification needed for a person to join the diploma course is a certificate course in the same tongue. The Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the renowned institutions in our country that provides language courses. Some of the centres of foreign language include:

  • Japanese - Mombusho Scholars Association
  • French - Alliance Fran├žoise

Entrance Exams

The Jawaharlal Nehru University carries out the Delhi University aptitude test for the admittance of candidates into the variety of full - time Programs into around 34 centres in India.

Some Foreign Language Colleges in India

  • Bangalore School of Business (B.S.B), New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Hope International Academy, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • In-flight Airhostess Training Institute (I.A.H.T.I.), New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Institute of Translation Studies, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Jyoti Nivas Pre-University and Degree College, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Sristys Aviation, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
  • St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam (Kerala)

Job Scope after Foreign Language Courses

Candidates who have finished their education can get jobs as tour operators, translators, interpreters, online content writers etc. People who are employed as Interpreters require a complete knowledge of the language they have specialized in. This is because they will be required to transcript spoken statements of one language to another. Translators will have to translate written documents. They will need good writing as well as verbal skills.

Some of the other areas where people can get jobs are with:

  • Diplomatic service
  • Embassies
  • Entertainment
  • International organizations
  • Mass communication
  • Public┬árelations
  • Publishing houses

Besides this, with the growth in tourism in our country, students can find good jobs with tour agencies.



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12 Responses to “Foreign Language Courses”

  1. 12
    Ambreen Sheikh:

    I am a B.COM graduate and now i am doing M.COM.I want to know that for making a career as a translator what should i do?I am a little confused, please help me out.

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    Inlingua Bangalore:

    Learning a foreign language enrich’s our language skills,as well as it helps to improve business also..

  3. 10

    can i pursue a correspondence course in learning french while being a student of b.a.llb(h)?

  4. 9

    i m an animation student from ajmer, 10+2 from Delhi Public School,Digboi,Assam. i am interested in pursuing a bachelors degree course in japanese(most probably). i wanted to know about some institutions in bangalore providing degree courses in foreign language. rply soon.

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    i want information about certificate cource in japeneselanguage exam form becoz i want fill this form becoz please give me some information about THE SYLLABUS OF i have passed in year 2010 certificate cource in japanese language ranade instistute i passed oral paper but i am fail in theory paper so i want exam form 2012 & give some information about syllabus plz reply

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    Surabhi Arya:

    Wud kindly like to get info. about the procedure & date of entrance exam in foreign language course(10+2)? and then from where & when can i get the forms for it ? what is the fee structure & books for entrance exams wud be available ?? and is there any diff. procedure for Obc. candidates?

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  8. 5

    please give me some info. about admission procedure of certificate & diploma course of German,Spanish,French
    & dutch.

  9. 4

    please give me some information about admission procedure of degree course of German,Spanish, french language in best institute,embassy of Delhi

  10. 3
    arvind verma:

    i have passed my intermediate in the year 2006, can i eligibli to take the admission in any foreign language course this year ?

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    pawan kumar:

    plz reply on my mail about admition criteria in german,spanish and french in J.N.U. and Delhi univercity for degree cources in these languages and what are the spoce avilable in these languages here in india……….

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