With the advent of globalization, the international society has begun…
If you cannot say something nice, say it in French. French, indeed, is a mellifluous language that makes even mundane things sound beautiful. French is the official language of 29 countries and is spoken by millions of people worldwide. It is the language of fashion, theatre, visual arts and architecture. Learning a foreign language gives you wisdom and ushers you towards the path of personal as well as professional growth. Presently, many students are moving towards learning a foreign language which adds to their resume and opens up new employment possibilities for them. A French-language expert can be a Freelancer, Content Writer, Translator, Editor, Tour Guide, Journalist, Teacher, Public Relations Officer, representative of Foreign Companies, Research associate, etc. You can earn around 30,000 to 60,000 per month, working with an organization. A number of institutes and colleges in Delhi provide French language courses since its popularity among the youth is increasing manifold. Lately, the demand for French-language translators and interpreters and French travel guides has increased positively.
Research proves that learning a new language substantially improves your grasp of the languages you already know. Besides English, French is the only language being taught in every country worldwide. The ability to speak both French and English is a cherry on the cake if you’re pursuing a job in the international market. A plethora of multinational companies looks for employees with proficiency in the French language in a wide range of sectors like retailing and luxury goods. French international brands like Axa, BNP Paribas, Orange, Airbus, Alstom, Alcatel, Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Christian Dior, Chanel, Carrefour, Peugeot, Michelin and much more have a high demand of employees every year. Knowing French not only opens the doors of these French companies in France and other Francophone regions but also in India and other non-speaking French countries. Numerous MNCs give out opportunities to work as a language expert. A considerable number of French companies are setting up their regional offices in India.
Indian students with a good knowledge of French are eligible for scholarships by the French government to enrol in post-graduate courses in France itself. France is one of the most popular countries in Europe for Indian students. Paris is considered the best city for students. More than 5,000 Indian students move to France for higher education every year. French language proficiency will open you up for higher educational opportunities in French business schools and universities. According to the agreement signed between the Indian and French government in 2015, Indian students in France can stay for 24 months after completing studies. Learning French can help these students in acquiring high-paying jobs and internships within this period.
French is one of UNESCO’s six official languages. It is one of the official working languages of many international institutions such as the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, WHO, UNHCR, UNCTAD, ECOSOC, Red Cross, EEC, UNICEF, International Labor Bureau and many international courts. Being articulate in French is essential if you are considering a career in an international organization or a job at an embassy.
Language plays a crucial role in the hospitality industry as well. French can be useful to assist foreign travellers, communicate with French speaking-employees, and work in French-speaking nations. There are also great jobs in translating, interpreting, proofreading, and language teaching. A career as a translator and interpreter is highly remunerative. Due to globalization, outsourcing, and a boom in the export industry, the careers requiring languages in India have increased tremendously.
Research supports the idea that speaking different languages brings out different characters in the same person. You switch personalities depending upon the language you speak. French, indeed, will further your understanding of interesting culture and will expand your universe.
Many people are deciding on spending the rest of their life abroad. Imagine you are fluent in the French language. The company you are working for is looking for personnel to fill a position in French-speaking territories like Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and France. It will give your resume the required priority. To add to it, making friends and having an easier conversation with the locals is one of the perks of learning the language.
Knowing French will make your living experiences in Francophone countries more feasible, one of the prime reasons why the governments of the respective countries provide incentives for immigrants’ language learning. French is one of the requirements of economic immigration to Quebec province and France. To conclude, learning another language, understanding the culture attached to it, is an experience worth having. Bonne journée!
– Aishwarya Ojha