Korean

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

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

Studying Korean is also likely to involve learning about the culture and history of Korea (South and North).

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

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

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Korean 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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