English courses and Career options
English is recognized as International language for being official language of 54
countries and 27 non-sovereign entities. The language has nearly 2500 million speakers
which include native and non-native speakers over the world. The language has influenced
the world that it is the official corresponding language of many countries like
India where English language is not a native language.
The language is the major medium of studies for technological advancement like computers.
With a wide range of vocabulary and complex spelling structure, the language has
the kinship with many other languages like German and Dutch.
Several Universities, Colleges, organizations and institutions are offering English
learning programs. Few of them are short term and few other are long term courses.
There are few other courses which aim a particular area like Spoken English Courses,
Technical English and Business English. Few of the courses are offered in distant
The usual courses offered by the universities are:
- Certificate courses in English (Functional English/Communicative English/Spoken
English/Business English/Technical Writing in English/ English Language Teaching)
- Diploma course in English(Creative Writing in English/ Functional English/ English
- Post Graduate Diploma in English (Functional English/ English/ English Language
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
- Bachelor of Arts (Communicative English/ Functional English/ Vocational English)
- Bachelor of Science in English
- Master Degree in Arts in English Literature
- M.phil. in English Literature
- Ph.D. in English
The eligibility for the certificate courses is passing in 10 and few colleges require
10+2, for the Diploma courses is passing in 10+2 with English as a language, For
the Graduation also the eligibility is passing in 10+2 with English as a language
and for Post Graduation either Graduation in English literature or any other degree
from any recognized university with English as a language is the academic eligibility.
For M.Phil. and Ph.D., Post Graduation in English Literature is the academic requirement.
The admission process for these courses includes an entrance test.
The language provides wide range of employment opportunities in different fields.
The job titles are
- Teacher/ Lecturer/Assistant professor/Professor/Instructor/ Tutor
- Novelist/Poet/Dramatist/short story writer/article writer
- Lyricist/ Story writer/script writer
- Online content writer
- Technical writer
Teaching: It is one of the best fields for the language experts that also help working
on passion like writing works etc. For being a primary teacher either Certificate
or Diploma in English Language Teaching is necessary besides passing in 10+2. Bachelor
of Education with English as one of the methodologies and Graduation or Post Graduation
is the eligibility for the Secondary School Teacher. Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
or Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is compulsory to be cleared for many
of the Government and Private schools. For Lectureship, Post Graduation and clearing
National Eligibility Test (NET) is necessary. The higher qualifications like M.Phil.
or Ph.D. enables to attain better opportunities like Assistant Professor, Professor
etc. One can be either instructor or tutor.
Writing works: one can be a novelist, lyricist, poet, article writer, online article
writer, translator etc. Besides the graduation or post graduation in the language,
attaining a Diploma in Creative Writing, which is not a compulsion for talented,
help to bring out better works. Writing articles for magazines or being a journalist
or editor is also a prospective choice. Apart from working in publishing companies
or magazines or news papers, one can also try film or television industry and can
be lyricist or story writer or script writer according to their talent. One can
even be a freelance writer.
Corporate companies: Technical writer and online content writer are few of the opportunities
found in corporate companies. One who is good with communication skills can join
in BPO as Customer care executive or voice executive.
The language has been involved in Indians that it doesn’t seem to be a foreign language
anymore and is used equally along with the mother tongue.