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The form of communicating orally in a common dialect to humans is known as Language. The scientific term of Language is known as Linguistics. It is through words, alphabets, we express one's emotions, feelings, desires and most importantly, what one has on their mind. The estimates of the number of human languages in the world vary from 5,000 to 7,000 languages. However, there is a major difference between Language and Dialect Natural languages are spoken or written, but that same language can be encoded into a secondary form through audio, visual or signs. If we come face to face with a person who speaks and understands another language but not the one that you do, what do you do first? Now it is easy to just look up on the internet, translate what you want to say with ease.

Based on the location, state, country or continent one belongs from, human language has the properties of productivity and displacement, which relies entirely on social convention and learning. The language also has many social and cultural uses, such as signifying group identity, social stratification, as well as social grooming and entertainment.

Top Languages Communicated in the World

The languages which are spoken the most in the world are as follows along with an approximate of native speakers:

Rank

Language

Native Speakers

1.        

English

1,132 Million

2.        

Mandarin Chinese

1,117 Million

3.        

Hindi

615 Million

4.        

Spanish

534 Million

5.        

French

280 Million

6.        

Standard Arabic

274 Million

7.        

Bengali

265 Million

8.        

Russian

258 Million

9.        

Portuguese

234 Million

10.    

Indonesian

199 Million

In India, there are a number of regional languages and various dialects. The two major spoken languages in the nation are Hindi and English. Originating from the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European from the Middle Ages, it was recorded in 2001 that people of India spoke in over 122 Languages.

Top Foreign Languages Studied in India

There are various universities, colleges and academies which teach students various foreign languages and the most opted languages are:

Spanish (Spain)

German (Germany)

French (France)

In a diverse country such as India, the corporate sector has boomed tremendously and now companies and MNCs want professional people from India, who can speak a foreign language.

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Language: Eligibility Criteria

In order to pursue a course in any foreign or regional language, one must meet the following eligibility criteria which is as follows:

Undergraduate Course: The student needs to have completed their class 12 in any discipline and should have secured a minimum of 50% in their class 12.

Postgraduate Course: The student should have done their graduation in the same language as pursued in their graduation which should be from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
Diploma Course: One needs to have done their class 12 from a recognized board in any stream and should have secured a minimum of 45%.

Certificate Course: The candidate needs to have done their class 12 from a recognized board in any stream and should have secured a minimum of 45%.

Admission Process in any Language Course

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps which are as follows:

Look for University offering a Language Course: The first step one needs to make is to find out which universities/colleges/institutes are offering the language course interested in. Check the eligibility criteria, seats offered, fees and details.

Apply for the Course: Candidates then need to apply for admission after getting to know the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities, institutions generally offer admission on the basis of merit. Very few universities conduct entrance exams. However, entrance tests are conducted for postgraduate courses.

Results: Selected candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission if appearing for an entrance exam.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

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Top Colleges Offering Language Courses

Tabulated below are the Universities with the programmes that are offered by it:

University

Language Offered

JNU - Jawaharlal Nehru University

BA (Hons) Persian

BA (Hons) Pushto

BA (Hons) Arabic

BA (Hons) Japanese

BA (Hons) Korean

BA (Hons) Chinese

BA (Hons) French

BA (Hons) German

BA (Hons) Russian

BA (Hons) Spanish

BHU - Banaras Hindu University

BA (Hons) Chinese

BA (Hons) Russian

Jamia Millia Islamia - JMI

BA (Hons) in Turkish Language and Literature

BA (Hons) Arabic/Urdu/Persian

EFLU - English and Foreign Languages University

BA (Hons) Arabic

BA (Hons) French

BA (Hons) German

BA (Hons) Russian

BA (Hons) Spanish

University of Mumbai

BA in French

BA in German Studies

DU - Delhi University

BA (Hons) Italian

BA (Hons) French

BA (Hons) German

BA (Hons) Spanish

Job Profiles

Given below are the top job profiles:

Lecturer

Teacher

Professor

Public Relations

International Relations

Consultant

Advisor

Translator

Popular Languages Colleges in India

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2.05 K - 3.65 K
3 LPA
1.9 K - 7 K
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Popular Private Languages Colleges in India

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79.24 K - 1.8 L
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3.1 L
4.2 LPA
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3.3
4.25 - 6.2 LPA

#46 India Today

1.2 L - 3 L
3 - 4 LPA

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