Career Option in Language Specialist

Language Specialist by Dr. Aruna Devi Part 1

A. Field description:

language specialistLanguage education is a branch of applied linguistics and includes the teaching and learning of a language.

One learns the mother tongue and an additional language normally at home, in an informal set up. The formal learning of a language starts at school.

B. Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a professional in the industry, one should have a graduate degree (B.A..) or at least a diploma in related fields.

The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by private and government colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria:

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as their major

Course Duration:

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

Diploma is two years.
B.A. (Language Specializations) is three years.
M.A. (Language Specializations) is offered as a two year program in various university.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing Bachelor’s are as follows

  • B.A.- Rs.10000/ per year - (3 Years)
  • M.A. - Rs.18000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for postgraduation Diploma or can pursue their Master’s.

C. Institutions that offer this Education:

Almost all the deemed and general university offer these programs. For information on colleges that offer these courses please visit

D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

The jobs available are:

  • Translator
  • Tutor. 
  • In Aviation Industry
  • In Shipping Industry
  • Software Companies
  • Music & dance
  • In Hotel Management.
  • Secretary
  • Translator for foreign Delicates
  • Editing in Book publishing firms
  • As announcers in various sectors.
  • Journalism as creative writers and Editors
E. Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can be from Rs.9, 000 to Rs.21, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F. Related Links:

TAALS is a professional association that represents language specialists (interpreters and translators) working at the international level, either at conferences or in permanent organizations, and determines their qualifications and standards.

Web site link:

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