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DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 MUMBAI

There is much more to foreign languages, than interpreting and translating. Dubbing, providing subtitles for films, doing voice-overs and of course, teaching in prominent foreign languages can pay you more than Rs.50,000 per month. The demand of professionals speaking foreign languages in sectors like the corporate sector or the hotel industry is only growing.

Spanish
“There is always a requirement of Spanish translators and interpreters who co-ordinate and make things easy for those who belong to the corporate world, and don’t know the language. Freelance translators are needed by multi-national companies on a regular basis, even for housewives, learning Spanish is a good deal, as you can work from home,” says Dinesh Govindani, Spanish tutor.He listed out other fields where Spanish is important. They are the hotel industry, shipping industry, navy and the film industry (subtitles, voice over, dubbing).

Chinese
Prashant Gangar, proprietor, Global Education Institute believes that Chinese is significant for those who deal in import and export. He says, “Chinese manufactured items, be it gift items or electronics are exported to India. People in this particular sector can do better business if they can speak and understand Mandarin, a Chinese dialect.” He also maintains that to be able to communicate properly can make you more approachable and preferable to other clients.

Russian
“Students, especially medical students who find it difficult to get a seat in Indian medical colleges, can easily get placed in medial institutes in Russia as the Russian MBBS degree is equivalent to that of India,” explains Gangar. He also adds that biomedical students who speak Russian can study in Russia.

German
German language has been mandatory for all those who belong to the aviation industry. “A tourist guide is a great option available for all those who can converse in German. Tourism in European countries is a lucrative career prospect, and Indians who speak German are always a step ahead,” says Gangar.

Japanese and French
Gangar also adds, “Learning languages like Japanese and French will fetch you lucrative and high paying jobs in multi-national companies. Software engineers who are fluent in French and
Japanese naturally have more opportunities in the field .”
Credit:DNA Correspondent

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