Diploma in foreign languages
Team Careers360, 23 Aug 2018
Applications Open Now
Manipal MSc Nursing Admissions 2020
Manipal BCom Admissions 2020

LEARNING a foreign language was earlier seen as a hobby. But today, youngsters are opting to learn Spanish, French, German and Italian, to name some of the popular languages, for full-time careers. Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, are a few more.

Learning centres: Jamia Millia University’s Faculty of Humanities and Languages,  the MMAJ- Academy of Third World Studies (MMAJ-ATWS) offer courses in the various languages, as well as Delhi University.

Students can also opt for a Diploma in foreign languages from recognised institutes such as Alliance Française (French), Instituto Hispania (Spanish) and Max Mueller Bhavan (German), to name a few. Undergraduate courses in various languages are available  in JNU, University of Pune, University of Delhi, EFL university Hyderabad, admission to which is through entrance tests. 

Job opportunities: These courses not only offer career options in translation and interpretation but also in teaching and in research (university  and school teaching) in India and abroad. Students can get government jobs through UPSC, print and electronic Media (All India Radio has foreign language services), Indian Armed Forces, RAW, paramilitary forces, embassies, multinational companies, call centres,  tourism etc.

Pay packages: While interpreters charge Rs. 1,000 per hour to Rs. 25,000 a day, translators earn on a per word basis (ranging from 60 paise to Rs. 5 per word). Foreign language professionals are also needed by the IT and offshoring industry, primarily for jobs involving collection of information, working on foreign language documents, voice-based tasks, training, transaction and migration processes, quality management etc

Institutes offering foreign language programmes:


Fees (Rs.)
Job function
Interview, admits who have a flair of the subject
Translator, language co-ordinator, voice & accent managers.
Diploma in Spanish (Internacional de Espanol); Accredited by FIDESCU and affiliated to University Pontificia of Salamanca
2 for basic; 6-7 for full prog.
DIE exam with 50% aggregate
Translators, interpretators in service and hospitality industry; lectureship
Mostly MNCs
Diploma in German Language
Registration & Interview
Liaison interpreters, secretarial/managerial functions, teaching, research officers
Delhi Public School, Hotel Oberoi, NACA, BPOs & KPOs


Click here to read more about career prospects in foreign langauges

Applications Open Now

Manipal MSc Nursing Admissions 2020
Manipal MSc Nursing Admission...
Manipal BCom Admissions 2020
Manipal BCom Admissions 2020
UPES B.Sc Admissions 2020
UPES B.Sc Admissions 2020
View All Application Forms
Never miss exam and college updates Login
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books