Being one of the Romance Languages, Spanish is spoken by 600 million people including
native and non native speakers over the world. The language is recognized as the
official language in around 20 countries and few of the major countries are Spain,
Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama and Dominican Republic.
Spain is the 12th largest investor in India in the sectors like infrastructure,
water purification and renewable energy. There are around 140 Spanish companies
in India and 30 Indian Companies in Spain. The improvement in trades is raising
the necessity of learning this foreign language.
There are majorly three programs offered in the course. They are-
Certificate course in Spanish language
This is one year regular course and the eligibility requirements for the admission
are passing senior secondary school certificate examination/graduation/post graduation
with minimum 55%. The course focuses on basic grammar, spoken Spanish and translation
of simple prose texts from Spanish into English. The examination is on grammar,
translation and reading conversation.
Diploma in Spanish Language
This is one year regular course and the eligibility requirements are Certificate
or an equivalent and passing in admission test. The course focuses on improved grammar
and ability of expression in simple literary language, oral and written and translating
English into Spanish language and vice-versa. The examination is on grammar, translation
and oral exam on reading and conversation and questions on Spanish literature and
Advanced diploma in Spanish language
The one year regular course requires Diploma or equivalent in the language and passing
in admission test for the admission. The course focuses on grammar, translation
of articles from newspapers and magazines, Spanish literature and culture. The examination
is on grammar, translation and oral exam on reading and conversation and questions
on Spanish literature and culture.
Few short term courses are offered by few universities with a particular stream
of the language. Few of them are
- Spanish History and Civilization
- Business Spanish
- Spanish Language
- Reading of Spanish Texts
- Translation of Commercial & Economic Texts (Spanish and English)
Teaching, translation and customer servicing are the few of the fields that offer
opportunities in the language.
Teaching: For being instructor or teacher of the language, one need to have at least
Diploma in the language and Advanced Diploma is preferable. As only few institutions
or organizations are offering the course, teaching the language is least preferred
by many. Few online websites are also offering the language courses and recruit
the experts as instructors or content developers of the language.
Translation: This is one of the most chosen areas by the aspirants as career option.
There are several opportunities for Spanish to English or Hindi translations and
vice-versa. Diploma or Advanced Diploma is the required qualification. Many servicing
companies recruit the language experts for translating books, magazines or newspapers.
Apart from them visa, recommendation letters, passports, medical records, financial
records, academic transcripts etc are also get translated. Several opportunities
are also found in online servicing companies. These jobs can also be chosen as part
Customer Services: Few BPO companies are offering opportunities for the Spanish
language experts. These servicing companies offer voice based or non voice based
job roles to these experts.
The pay range starts from Rs. 5000/- per month. The higher qualification, experience
and expertise bring better opportunities and higher pay.
The language offer handsome opportunities to the enthusiasts and is getting more
popular day by day.