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‘Foreign language widens job opportunities’

Primary objective after completing studies is a job. And of all employability communication skills are at the top, chairman of Babina Group of Companies Th Dhabali said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Jun 2024, 2:00 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

To enhance opportunities of learning foreign languages for employability, higher education and business, a one-day conclave was conducted by TEQNET Foundation in collaboration with Classic Group of Hotels, Globiz Web Solution Private Limited, Thangjam Agro Business Limited, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, Medilane Healthcare Private Limited and Manipur Times, on Saturday at Classic Grande.

During the inaugural function of the one-day conclave on opportunities of learning foreign language- employability, higher education and business, chairman of Babina Group of Companies Th Dhabali said that learning foreign language does not mean skill enhancement, rather it’s widen job opportunities in foreign countries.

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“We communicate through language, to communicate with the country what you prefer to study or for job, you need language”, Dhabali said.

Primary objective after completing studies is a job. And of all employability communication skills are at the top, he said.

The state has a limited number of jobs and the population is increasing but job opportunities are not increasing, he said, adding that in such situations, one will face frustrations and try to go outside the country. And during such times, to get jobs, language is needed, he said.

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For some countries that speak English, it would be easy to communicate but what about other countries which give importance to their own language, he asked, adding that in such situations, knowing foreign language is needed.

Professor Ibohal Meitei of Manipur University said having additional knowledge of a foreign language will promote globalisation and provide opportunities to students to look for jobs across the world.

The inaugural programme was attended by NIELIT, Imphal director N Debachandra; Professor Soibam Imoba of Manipur University; Professor Hyunkyung Lee of Manipur University (Korean Language).
Resource persons spoke on opportunities of learning Korean language, Japanese language and Mandarin (Chinese) language.

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