Studying a foreign language has many benefits: it boosts creativity, improves your analytical and communicative abilities, develops problem solving skills which can lead to better success in other subjects. Connecting with other cultures expands your personal horizons and builds a more open mind. It increases your job prospects in many different fields. You will be able to travel easier, study and work abroad and make new friends.
Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Learning Chinese is fun, interesting and mentally stimulating. By learning it you will be able to read and write artistically formed characters and gain valuable knowledge about one of the oldest cultures in the world.
French, this beautiful, melodious language shares some vocabulary and the alphabet with English. It is one of the few languages spoken in all five continents and is the second most learnt language in the world. French is the official language of the United Nations, the European Union, the International Red Cross and international courts amongst other organisations.
Te Reo Māori is the ancestral language of tangata whenua and one of the official languages of Aotearoa. Learning Te Reo will give you access to Te Ao Māori, the Māori World, and its wonderfully unique culture. It will help strengthen historical, cultural and community understanding and our unique heritage. Speaking Te Reo will open a wide range of career opportunities within New Zealand.
Ambassador, Government Administrator, Foreign Policy Officer, Customs and Immigration Officer, Cultural Interpreter, Translator, Global Marketing Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, International Business Advisor, International Aid Worker, Journalist, Lawyer, Primary School Teacher, Teacher of Chinese, Travel agent, Travel advisor, Historical Site Guide.
Cultural Interpreter, Translator, Curator, Linguist, Teacher of French, Author, Proof-reader, Editor, Entrepreneur, Event Coordinator, Diplomat, Foreign Language Correspondent, Foreign Service Worker, Government Administrator, Immigration Officer, UN Representative, International Business Advisor, International Aid Worker, Journalist, Lawyer, Historical Site Guide, Travel Agent.
Te Reo Māori Pathways:
Diplomat, Early Childhood Teacher, Kaiako Te Reo, Tertiary Lecturer, Reporter, Editor, Copywriter, Journalist, Media Producer, Radio and Television Presenter, Film Director, Midwife, Healthcare Worker and Promoter, Youth and Social Worker, Iwi Engagement, Workplace Relations Adviser, Interpreter, Translator, Archivist, Curator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Barrister, Solicitor.
Courses in this Learning Area
Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Interpreter, Translator, Historian, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Editor, Journalist, Early Childhood Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Primary School Teacher, Health Promoter, Policy Analyst, Flight Attendant, Fishery Officer,