French

This is about learning to read, write and speak French.

As well as learning the language, studying French usually includes reading examples of French literature.

Studying French is also likely to involve learning about French culture and history.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

French is an official language in 30 countries (including France, Canada and many African countries) and of all United Nations agencies.

Examples of career opportunities

'Additional' languages are useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • French language teacher
  • International businessperson
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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