Updated on May 17, 2021 08:55 IST
Kritika Gupta

Kritika GuptaSenior Executive – Editorial, Shiksha.com

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

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Neerav Makwana

2022-02-25 18:29:15

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in English at MSU Baroda.

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Jitendra Jha

2022-03-06 15:52:25

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in English at DU.

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Arpit Sood

Contributor-Level 6

2 days ago

Hi, cutoff for BA Hons. in English for the year 2022 was 98%. Visit: https://www.shiksha.com/university/delhi-university-du-24642 for more information.

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Rasika Jadhav

2022-03-03 14:51:13

I want to know about placement in csiber kolhapur for MBA in banking and finance and also placement for French language course.

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Divya Bhadauriya

2022-02-26 12:10:14

Can I know is there any vacancy for an assistant professor in English?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

5 days ago

Yes, you can apply for this post in DELHI UNIVERSITY.

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Syed Fazil

2022-02-17 20:27:59

I want to know the Maharashtra HSC Board 12th class English paper pattern.

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heena agrawal

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Bandita Chakraborty

2022-02-26 01:05:20

I want to admit to M.A. In English. Which is the nearest place for me, I live in madhyamgram.

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Rajni Singh

2022-03-02 16:18:48

Want to take admission in M.A. from English honors for session 2022- 24. Please guide me about the admission process.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

6 days ago

You have to give entrance exam to get admission in M.A.

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rosannadavis

2022-03-01 18:17:35

I am a retired college teacher. I am a postgraduate in English language and literature. Is there any course esp. in old age that I can do?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 13

6 days ago

Yes you can explore various courses of -
- IFNOU
- Symbosis
Also there are many short term online courses for content writing, English . Communication, etc. You can harness your experience to offer online classes for English. Also you can explore the option of online teaching franchise.

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Anudeep A

2022-02-26 20:45:16

I want to know about the fee structure at Government Arts College, Bangalore for B.A. Optional English, Political Science, Journalism.

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Aashi Bindusar

2022-02-27 18:59:14

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in English at St. Bede's College.

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Arpit Sood

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board. Hope it clears things up.

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Gayathri A

2022-02-21 08:12:25

I want to score above 40 in English but I do more spelling mistake? How can I improve?

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Shivam Sagar

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

Hi, I believe This problem isn't only yours we all have faced this kind of a problem somewhere or the other in our day to day work but a little more concerted effort towards improving your English would result in fetching you more marks you can start by revising the previously learned words or g...Hi, I believe This problem isn't only yours we all have faced this kind of a problem somewhere or the other in our day to day work but a little more concerted effort towards improving your English would result in fetching you more marks you can start by revising the previously learned words or give a definite time like 20 min Per day, especially to your areas where you are making mistakes.

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R sangeetha

2022-02-22 21:10:57

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.A. in English Literature at Bharathiar University.

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Harsh Gupta Gupta

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

About 46 marks should be scored for taking admission in MA in English literature at bharathiar University for general caste while somehow less marks can be scored for other castes.

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Disha Sarkar

2022-02-19 22:48:36

I want Major in eng. with public relations /Advertising/marketing communications as minor from a university listed under WES of Canada.

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

What do you want to ask about it dear please elaborate your question.

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Anjali Agarwal

2022-02-24 14:08:27

I want to know about the fee structure at Phansidewa Primary Teachers Training Institute for B.Ed. in Bengali, English, Math.

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Tanwi Nandi

2022-02-09 16:15:07

Can I know what is the exact percentage of marks required for a Ph.D. in english in unipune? 50% or 55%?

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Shrenik Mutha

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Dear Student, you need more than 60% marks to secure admission for a Ph.D. course in any branch. Depends on your category. It goes down. Entrance and 60% in masters are the minimum criteria for a Ph.D. also you will have to check the availability of a guide.

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Hi. Minimum 50% required for a Ph.D. in English. For more information, you can see the below link,
https://www.shiksha.com/university/unipune-savitribai-phule-pune-university-sppu-25004/courses/phd-bc
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Disha Sarkar

2022-02-19 23:14:54

Which are the UG Courses available as English major in Udaynarayanpur Madhabilata Mahavidyalaya?

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Ajay Jakhar

Beginner-Level 3

a week ago

Yes, All undergraduate programs are in English

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Dudekula rehana

2022-02-14 06:46:31

I want to know about the fee structure at Government College For Men, Kurnool for M.A. in English.

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rekha

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2 weeks ago

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Ashlesha Mohapatra

2022-02-07 12:12:27

Can I know if the English subject increases the percentage in 10th boards?

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diksha sandhu

Beginner-Level 4

3 weeks ago

Yes, of course, English does increase your percentage as it is considered as the main subject so definitely, it will be counted in your overall percentage.

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Dipendra Karmakar

2022-02-08 00:22:28

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in English at Kristu Jayanti College.

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Manya Gupta

2022-02-04 23:25:08

Does JNU conduct exams for 2nd-year admissions?

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rekha

Contributor-Level 8

3 weeks ago

Yes, for JNU undergraduate courses the minimum eligibility criteria are Class 12. Candidates, who have passed Class 12 with a minimum of 45% aggregate can get admission to B.A. (Hons) courses.

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Priti Singh

2022-02-06 16:45:03

Which are the institutes for PhD in English? What is their admission process and fees?

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Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

4 weeks ago

Hello Priti Singh, it's very nice to hear from you that you are interested in doing your Ph.D. These days almost every university conducts an entrance test for candidates who wish to register for Ph.D. It's called by different names in different universities. Once you are clear, you need to searc...Hello Priti Singh, it's very nice to hear from you that you are interested in doing your Ph.D. These days almost every university conducts an entrance test for candidates who wish to register for Ph.D. It's called by different names in different universities. Once you are clear, you need to search for the authorized guides of the university. Then one needs to talk and discuss with the guide the probable subject of research and then register with the university. Now your journey begins. That's all. Best wishes to you.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-01-24 12:00:47

Is the study material at LPU available in all regional languages?

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preeti gogna

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Hi Devanshu, the medium of teaching at LPU is English . Only. So you must brush up your communication and writing skills of English . LPU offers over 250 programmes in all the disciplines including economics, law, performing arts, management, engineering, fashion design, journalism, and Zoology. ...Hi Devanshu, the medium of teaching at LPU is English . Only. So you must brush up your communication and writing skills of English . LPU offers over 250 programmes in all the disciplines including economics, law, performing arts, management, engineering, fashion design, journalism, and Zoology. Students can gain a Diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. I hope this helps.

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Puneet Singh

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Dear Friends, All courses at LPU are taught in English so it is required that all students applying for admission should have strong reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of the English Language. There are around 200+ programmes for students on offer, within a variety of faculty membe...Dear Friends, All courses at LPU are taught in English so it is required that all students applying for admission should have strong reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of the English Language. There are around 200+ programmes for students on offer, within a variety of faculty members, including economics, law, performing arts, management, engineering, fashion design, journalism, and Zoology. Students can gain a Diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. I hope this helps
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MAMATA Bannerjee

2022-01-17 09:30:40

Can I make my career in German language?

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Hrishabh Sahu

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a month ago

Hi Mamta After all, there are plenty of benefits, Scopes, and career possibilities after learning German in India. If you're thinking of learning a foreign language that will boost your future career, then German could well make an excellent choice. For them, knowledge of foreign languages is bec...Hi Mamta
After all, there are plenty of benefits, Scopes, and career possibilities after learning German in India. If you're thinking of learning a foreign language that will boost your future career, then German could well make an excellent choice. For them, knowledge of foreign languages is becoming an essential requirement. Industries like tourism, Teaching, MNCs translation etc. Demands for the language.

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Ojasvi rawat

2022-01-16 16:15:44

Is New Delhi YMCA course Diploma in French Language full time or part time?

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kirti Gupta

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a month ago

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To know about that the New Delhi YMCA course Diploma in French Language full time or part time you can visit the mentioned below Shiksha link to get more information.
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Bhumika Singh

2022-01-05 22:01:45

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in English at DU SOL.

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear Singh Highest cut-off at which a college of Delhi University has opened admission to BA (Hons) English this year is 99.75% at Ramjas College.Name of College First Cut-Off 2020 (In %) First Cut-off 2021 (In %)Lady Shri Ram College 99 99Hindu College 98.5 99.25Kirori Mal College 97.5 98.5Miran...Dear Singh
Highest cut-off at which a college of Delhi University has opened admission to BA (Hons) English this year is 99.75% at Ramjas College.
Name of College First Cut-Off 2020 (In %) First Cut-off 2021 (In %)
Lady Shri Ram College 99 99
Hindu College 98.5 99.25
Kirori Mal College 97.5 98.5
Miranda House 99 99
Hansraj College 98 99
Ramjas College 97.5 99.75
Jesus and Mary College 98 99

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Himvesh Yadav

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

These are the cutoff for B.A. (Hons.) English
Genral-98.50
OBC-96.50
SC\ST-95.00

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Sweta Sharma

2022-01-06 16:58:44

I am Hindi medium. I am in 11. I want to study JEE Mains, but I am not able to study because of English lang. What can I do?

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Ashish Pal

Contributor-Level 8

a month ago

You have to start learning in English as it is the only option available now. You have to learn English if you want to appear for Mains exams.

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VIJAY SARAN KHADEEN BARMER

2021-12-23 10:51:25

I want to know about the fee structure at Vidyamandir Trust Managed English Medium B.Ed. College for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed. ).

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

2 months ago

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Vipin Bihari Yadav

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

Hii, Vidyamandir Trust Managed English Medium B.Ed. College has 1 Courses & their Fees Structure for 2021. Course fees varies from course to course. Please visit https://www.shiksha.com/college/vidyamandir-trust-managed-english-medium-b-ed-college-palanpur-121771
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Divya singh

2021-12-29 18:22:34

I want to know about the fee structure at Department of English for M.A. in English Language and Literature.

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Vipin Bihari Yadav

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

hii,
For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition costs of colleges offering English Language and Literature program is $26,767 for undergraduate programs and $19,496 for graduate programs.
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Shekh irshad ali

2021-12-22 19:59:44

I want to know about the fee structure at B. M. College, Barari for B.A. (Hons. ). in English.

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Hello, Kindly check the fee structure at B. M. College, Barari for B.A. (Hons. ). In English here https://www.shiksha.com/college/b-m-college-barari-katihar-128839/courses/ba-hons-bc
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Gurbachan ram

2021-12-23 18:52:32

I want to know about the fee structure at Government Ripudaman College, Nabha for M.A. in English.

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Hello, Kindly check the about the fee structure at Government Ripudaman College, Nabha for M.A. In English here https://www.shiksha.com/college/government-ripudaman-college-nabha-96737/courses/ma-bc
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