A world tour is probably everyone’s dream. Getting a job in a foreign country is that milestone which most of us strive to achieve. When it comes to education, the USA and some of the European countries are a talk of the town. While a mastermind might land a job abroad or secure admission in top universities in the world, language can still act as a barrier for them. Recently, there has been a rise in the number of students who learn a foreign language. Finding a multi-lingual person has become a piece of cake.

When we learn a foreign language, we not only learn the grammar and words, but also the culture of the country. That is because culture plays a vital role in the formation of the language. Without understanding the culture of the respective country, one will not be able to learn and understand the language well. Apart from the academics, learning about different cultures and countries sounds interesting, isn’t it?

In today’s world, the popular and in-demand languages are Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese and German. And ofcourse, English is equally important. Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, as China is the largest and the most populated country. English too, is widely spoken and is one of the most popular languages in the world, considering native as well as non-native speakers. While Spanish is the language of Spain, it is also prominent in South American countries. French is not only the language of France, but it is also prominently spoken in Canada, along with English. In case of German, there are six countries which recognize German as their official language— Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Japanese, ranking third in the most difficult languages in the world, is the official language of Japan. It consists of 3 different scripts, all used simultaneously, namely Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, unlike the European languages which use the English alphabets.

Here’s how you can avail golden opportunities by learning a foreign language:

1. Teacher

A good teacher is always admired and required by students all over the world. Teaching is that profession which can be flexible as per your wish. You can open up an institute of your own, teach in a university or work in a private institute. Now that we have e-learning, you can even post tutorial videos online.

2. Translator

Be it a book, a movie’s script or a research paper. You never know where your language skills will come to use. Nowadays, there are many websites that provide you a platform to work and earn money as a freelancer. You can work as a freelancer as well as for a business organisation as a translator.

3. Interpreter

This one’s a bit tough. That is because you don’t get time to think about how to translate what the other party is saying, in order for your client to understand their words. Interpretation is a spontaneous act and one must be fluent in the respective language.

4. Engineer

Engineers are in demand all over the world. In European countries, especially in Germany, there is a great demand for Automobile Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. In countries like Japan and U.S.A, Software Engineers and have always been in demand. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science are the emerging fields where more number of professionals are required.

5. Fashion Designer

If you’re a fashion designer, or aspiring to be one, Paris and Milan are the places meant for you. Apart from the Eiffel tower, art museums, wine and food, Paris is popular for fashion too. Milan, the economic heart of Italy is known for its thriving fashion industry. In fact, Milan is recognized as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals, along with London, Paris and New York.

However, these opportunities will knock on your door only if you are serious about learning the respective language. Fluency and accuracy are extremely important to land jobs in foreign countries. Along with that, understanding of the culture of the respective country will help you get familiarized with the environment sooner than you realize. So, are you ready to open the door of infinite opportunities for a better future ahead?

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