Learning a new language has many advantages. One can look at working in diplomatic services or as teachers, translators, interpreters and even tourist guides. “Most institutes offer language courses from basic to advanced levels. Overall results are better if one pursues long term courses than vacation batch courses. There is always a need for foreign language experts in MNC’s, hospitality/ tourism industry, schools and colleges.
Therefore, it is advisable to be fluent when learning a language. This helps make up for the marks lost.” As the old saying goes, ‘While in Rome do as the Romans do’, it’s time to learn the ABC of a new language.
The learning of a new language can open quite a number of doors for the person. One can think of applying for the job of a teacher, freelancer, and interpreter or as a translator. Academic qualification and proficiency in a foreign language can open the gates for career in sectors such as tourism, embassies, diplomatic service, entertainment, public relations and mass communication, international organizations, publishing, interpretation and translation, etc. Also there a number of multinational corporate bodies require are in a constant need of candidates who possess excellent language skills in foreign languages.
There is also the option of becoming an online content writer, technical translator or decoder. There are organizations like the United Nations Organization (UNO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and various Indian national organizations such as Ministry of External Affairs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), etc who are in constant need of professionals who specialize in foreign languages.
On becoming a translators there is an option of working as a scientific literary, technical or business. Research firms, translation bureaus, publishing houses, international organizations, hotel industry, travel and tourism sector and many more also required professional with good foreign language skills.
Foreign language professionals earn attractive remuneration depending upon the work and the organization. Professionals working for PR or Marketing Department of any MNC can earn Rs 30,000 – 50,000 per month. Teachers can earn any salary in the range of Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 a month. Translators on the other hand receive Rs 250 to Rs 500 per page; compensation depends a lot upon the proficiency in the language. Similarly, an interpreter who is paid on an hourly basis can earn Rs 2000 to Rs 4000 per hour, again depending upon his caliber and work experience.