Learning the Chinese language allows you to develop a wide
variety of skills that are useful in the job market. Firstly,
learning about a language and culture that are different from
your own means that you diversify your view of the world.
You will finish your studies with excellent communication
skills and the ability to interact with a wider range of people.
Graduates of Chinese find their skills useful in many occupations,
such as teaching, tourism, trade, interpreting, translation,
banking, and mass media. The government also employs language
graduates in areas such as the Translation Services and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Commerce students in particular find that learning another language
complements their business skills. As China is an increasingly
important business partner of New Zealand, learning Chinese
will give you the edge over other candidates for a wide variety
of jobs. New Zealand needs more people who have an excellent
understanding of both languages and cultures to provide effective
links between China and New Zealand.
You'll also have no problem finding jobs outside of New
Zealand. Many of our graduates take advantage of the numerous job
in China, Taiwan and Singapore. There is a huge number of positions
available teaching English internationally, and you’ll have
a better appreciation of the needs of your students if you've
studied a language yourself.