It is the era of bilateral and multilateral relationships among countries. It not only boosts up the diplomatic relationship, yet strengthens the economy, business and international trade. Different countries have different languages which ensures the heavy demands of professionals in the form of Translators and Interpreters who can appropriately understand the languages like Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Korean, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian along with Hindi. Since the sector has adequate potential, so lots of young professionals are choosing translator or interpreter as a career option.
The emergence of newer centres for these languages itself show the avenue of economic opportunities for the aspiring candidates.
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Difference between Translator and Interpreter
Translation is the desk work where everything’s are taken in the written form while interpreters manage translation orally. The concern person for both translation and interpretation should have good command over more than one language. Every year, large number of tourists visit India across the globe, the interpreters get fatty income from such groups.
Criteria for Translation
The candidates should have fluency and command over at least in two languages. You should have flare of writing. To get admission in good university and colleges, graduation is must. For good translation, one has to go into the soul of the content. It is also recommended to see the translation work of seniors and experts.
Job Opportunity and Career prospect in Translation
There is no as such dearth of Jobs in translation field due to bilateral relations among countries, mushrooming of MNCs, BPOs, etc. There is also good scope of these translators in government sector. One can also associate with Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC), in Delhi for better opportunity. The package is well nourished. One can get from Rs. 10, 000 to 1 lakh. It’s depends upon the experience, knowledge, understanding as well sharp acumen with the latest happenings of the world. Translators do the job not on the basis of paragraphs or per page, yet they translate and charge per word. For example, translation from English to German, the company charge Rs. 3/ word. The same things happen with other languages too. The languages which are in huge demands are German, Japanese and French.
After technological revolution, translation has become a rewarding career. Overseas markets have also generated big avenues. All the Government Ministries require Junior Translators, Senior Translators, Subject Experts and Assistant Director (for official languages).
Top 5 Tips for Translation
- Develop your written skills in the concerned language as much as possible.
- Much more concentration should on the fields where you are interested. Give weightage to the terminology and latest development of that discipline.
- You should have good reading habits. Focus more and more on Newspaper, Internets and online materials.
- Develop a mode of dialogue with your friends.
- For a good writer, it is necessary to cultivate the good writing skills in the target language.
Colleges, Universities and Institutions offer Translation Courses
Max Mueller Bhavan for German, New Delhi
Alliance Francaise for French
For more information, afindia.org
Cervantes for Spanish
For more information, nuevadelhi.cervantes.es/es/default.shtm
Calcutta University (CU)
Foreign languages offer: Arabic, Persian and French
For more information, caluniv.ac.in
Jadavpur University (JU)
For more information, jadavpur.edu
The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Languages Offer: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish
For more Information, sriramakrishna.org
The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad
Foreign Languages Offer: German, Roman, Russian,
Foreign languages offer, efluniversity.ac.in
Foreign Languages Offer: Arabic, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian,
Foreign languages offer, du.ac.in
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Foreign Languages Offer by JNU: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Foreign languages offer, www.jnu.ac.in
University of Pune
Foreign languages offer, unipune.ac.inJob opportunity and Career options in Translation and Interpretation