German

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

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

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

NZ university majors related to this area

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

Did you know?

As well as in Germany, German is the native language for most people in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and other regions of Europe.

Examples of career opportunities

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

  • Translator or interpreter
  • German 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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