Korean language is spoken by around 110 million people including native and non
native speakers over the world. It is spoken in South and North Korea and in few
parts of China. It is the official language of South Korea, North Korea and Yanbian
and Changbai of People’s Republic of China.
The relationship of India with the Korean speaking countries is good and prospective
that it is helpful for the development in few sectors like trading. It is estimated
that the average trade that take place between the countries is around $200 million
dollars and India is major exporting country among them.
Courses and the eligibility criteria:
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 others
as long term and short term courses.
- B.A. (Korean Language Course) of three years with the eligibility of passing in
10+2 or equivalent
- M.A. (Korean) of two years with the eligibility of graduation in the language or
- Ph.D. (Korean Study) of two years with the eligibility of a master degree in the
language and required score in the conducted entrance test.
- Certificate in Korean language with the eligibility of passing in 10+2 or equivalent.
- Diploma in Korean language with the eligibility of passing in 10+2 or equivalent.
The basic courses help the non-native speakers to understand and speak the basic
sentences of the language and awareness of Korean culture. The higher courses point
on speaking and writing skills of the Korean language. Ability to converse and confidence
of visiting and living in the countries where Korean language is spoken are the
other specifications of the courses.
Educational organizations and institutes, BPO companies, tourism organizations and
companies, importing and exporting companies are few of the fields that offer the
Learning the language is a good option for the business men so that they could establish
or expand their business in the Korean 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
Diploma courses are sufficient for the jobs like Customer Relation Executive or
the business men. 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 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
Korean language is foreign language that provides prospective career option that
attracts many of the aspirants to choose it.