Career in Foreign Languages

Introduction::
Language is one of the most powerful communication tools available to an individual. With emerging globalization, an individual who has knowledge of more than one language has a number of advantages to his/her credit. Careers nowadays not only ask for languages as a primary skill, but occasionally as a secondary skill as well.
Nature of Work:
Individuals may choose to be either freelancers or be associated with a particular organisation. Business interpreters find prospective employment in business firms, travel agencies, etc. One could also opt for a career in teaching. Working as a translator or interpreter either full-time or part-time proves to be a very good career option. Learning additional languages also helps one become familiar with the life styles and culture of other people.
Eligibilty:
Formal training is not mandatory for entry into this field. However, a slight formal training would definitely prove to be a great advantage for the candidate. No specific qualifications is required in order to study at cultural centres such as Max Mueller Bhavan or Alliance Francaise etc. Some institutions like the Jawaharlal Nehru University requires a candidate to take an entrance exam on the basis of which they would be selected for the BA, MA and M. Phil courses.
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