French courses and the career options
The second most spoken language of the world, is native to the country France, but
is recognized as an official language in around 29 countries that include Canada,
Belgium, Monaco and Switzerland. It is also official language of NATO, the ICRC
and the WTO. Bloomberg Business week declared the language as ‘the third most useful
languages for business’. The language has around 175 million speakers which include
native and non-native speakers around the world.
A dialect named Indian, French which is influenced by local languages like Telugu,
Tamil and Malayalam, is still popular among settled French people of India.
Courses and the eligibility criteria:
French is the choice of many students as second language at schooling. Many schools
provide the language at high schooling as the language is the third most popular
foreign language that is chosen as a second language.
Though the nomenclature of the courses varied from institute to institute, the aim
of the courses remains same. Few institutes offer level wise courses and few other
as long term and short term courses. Several institutes are offering courses in
the language with a specific purpose like French for Banking and Finance, French
for Travel and Tourism etc.
The regular courses are:
- B.A. (French Language Course) of three years with the eligibility of passing in
10+2 or equivalent
- M.A. (French) of two years with the eligibility of graduation in the language or
- Ph.D. (French Study) of two years with the eligibility of a master’s degree in the
language and required score in the conducted entrance test.
- Certificate in French language
- Diploma in French language
- Advanced Diploma in French, Language of two years
The basic courses help the non-native speakers to understand and speak the basic
sentences of the language and awareness of French culture. The higher courses point
on speaking and writing skills of the French language. Ability to converse and confidence
of visiting and living in the countries where the French language is spoken are
the other specifications of the courses.
Educational organizations and institutes, BPO companies, tourism organizations and
companies, embassies, importing and exporting companies are few of the fields that
offer the employment options.
Learning the language is a good option for the businessmen so that they could establish
or expand their business in the French speaking countries or places. Many companies
need the language experts to deal with the customers or clients of the language.
The knowledge in the language enables one to choose any of the following occupations:
- Customer Relation Executive
- Import and Export businessman
- Online content writer
Diploma courses are sufficient for the jobs like Customer Relation Executive or
the businessmen. The other job roles like instructor or teacher deserve a degree
or higher academic qualifications.
Lectureship needs a Master degree in the language along with a passing score in
the National Eligibility Test, which also provide a chance of Junior Research Fellowship.
The Ph.D. in the language is the criteria for being a professor of the language.
When the point of pay raises, the one who choose the stream never needs to regret
as the payment in all the fields related to the language is handsome. The minimum
expected pay is Rs.60,000/- per annum. Few of the occupations get nearly ten lakhs
The French language is foreign language that provides prospective career option
that attracts many of the aspirants to choose it.