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What are the career scopes of learning any foreign languages after 12th?

I am keen to know the scope of foreign languages and how it will be beneficial for us in our future prospects. Is it a good career option in terms of finance?

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RE: What are the career scopes of learning any foreign languages after 12th?

Jyoti B Dhingra
Jyoti B Dhingra
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Career Consultant at Sun Productivity Inc
  • Mumbai


Scope of foreign language is growing worldwide. Foreign language experts with a good understanding of cultures are in great demand in the corporate world. The scope of foreign language as career is great and candidates willing to explore it have multitude of job opportunities in various MNC's and multilateral organizations .Language skills are essential attribute in most professions and help in the advancement of career.

Career in a foreign language is not only attractive in terms of fulfilling the innate passion to know culture and people but also earns you handsome salary. Knowing one foreign language along side English adds significant value to career prospects.

Foreign language experts have done a variety of roles depending upon their skills and experience as well as the job. Here are some of the professions you can look for

- Diplomatic Professional services
- Foreign language trainer
- Translator for MNC's and government organizations
- Research associates
- Interpreter
- Tourist guide
- Air hostess or flight steward
- Attendant at hotels
- Freelance writer, Translator, Interpreter
- Public relation officer

Some of the top corporate companies that hire language experts are-

- Accenture
- Evalueserve
- Wipro
- Fiserv
- Tech Mahindra
- Infosys
- Kuliza
- Scabbard

Academic qualification in Foreign languages opens the gate for career in sectors such as Tourism, Embassies, Diplomatic service, Entertainment, Public relation and mass communication, International organizations, Publishing, Interpretation and translation etc additionally.
Various MNC bodies require candidates possessing excellent language skills in French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese etc. Some new avenues such as online content writers , technical translators or decoders too have come up in a big way. International organizations such as UNO, FAO and various Indian national organizations such as ministry of external affairs, Reserve bank of India RBI etc too require professionals who have specialization in foreign languages.

You can explore various links and sites on internet and get much more information and detail about this subject and take a decision to move further in your career.. Though i have given a detail information about your question but still if you feel you can ask me again.Wish you success in your field.

ALL THE BEST !!!!!!!!!

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