Knowing how to read and converse in a language other than the ones spoken in your country can be a huge plus point. We had highlighted all the benefits in a previous post. But it takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to learn a new language, especially if you have never encountered it anywhere before. So, you have to be selective of the language you take up as it should be the most useful to your purpose! So, here we break down 5 of the must-learn foreign languages and their popularity in India + how to choose the right one for you!
It is the most popular foreign language in India, evident by the fact that it has been included in the school and college curriculum in many institutions. Many multi-national companies use French as their working language as it is the second most studied language in the world after English and spoken in 30 countries across 5 continents. As a result, being fluent in French is a desirable quality in anyone looking for jobs in corporate sectors.
It is the most spoken language in Europe, being the national language of many countries. German is a part of the curriculum of over 250 Kendriya Vidyalayas – the schools of the CBSE Boards in India. Germany is also an economic powerhouse and brings a lot of job opportunities to India via companies like Volkswagen, BMW, Bosch, Siemens, etc. It makes a good impression and is incredibly useful knowing the native language of these companies.
Due to growing business relations between India and Hispanic countries of South and Central America, learning Spanish can be a valuable career asset in multiple fields. It is also the second most spoken language in USA and has a rich collection of music, movies and sport, making it another one of the many must-learn foreign languages in India!
Japan is synonymous with high quality and technologically advanced products, and it has been expanding operations in India. So even though Japanese has a reputation for being difficult to learn, there is very less competition for such job positions because of this. Thus, it is one of the languages to get the most pay in India and abroad.
5) Mandarin Chinese
It’s the most widely used language in the whole world – spoken by over a billion people. China has become a huge market, and the global economy of the future will depend on this country. Therefore, there is a high demand of jobs for people who are proficient in this language.
So these were some of the important must-learn foreign languages you should learn to help boost your career! Was this helpful? 🙂
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