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Language teaching as a profession has tremendous scope in India

A language trainer is person who teaches a foreign language. He or she is not just a master of that language but is also a scholar of the culture and society of the country from where the lanugage originates.

education Updated: Apr 08, 2015 15:36 IST
HT Education Correspondent
Language teaching
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A language trainer is person who teaches a foreign language. He or she is not just a master of that language but is also a scholar of the culture and society of the country from where the lanugage originates.

Language teaching as a profession has tremendous scope in India at least for another 20 to 30 years. In fact, there is very high demand in the job market for language experts, especially for East Asian Languages like Japanese, Korean and Chinese and some of the European languages like French, German and Spanish.

A number of universities in India are not able to start foreign language courses due to unavailability of qualified teachers.

A language teacher should not only understand the level, aptitude, need and requirements of the learners but also be familiar with various foreign language teaching ­methodologies and tools to get the student interested in the language.

Foreign Affair
Besides mastering a foreign language, familiarity with language teaching methods is essential. A foreign language teacher should be capable of generating interest in learners and enhancing their level of proficiency

Money I take home
Permanent teachers are paid as per the UGC scale, revised on the basis of 6th Pay Commission. In private institutions, it may be around an average amount of Rs 600-`700 per hour

Because...
High demand for language experts, especially for East Asian languages like Japanese, Korean and Chinese