Career Guide

Fields of Study: Languages

by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017

Do you have a passion for learning or teaching languages; and for studying the past and present cultures of a country or region?

Languages

What’s It About ?

The language field of study is about the structure and use of languages, and the literature of particular times and geographic areas. The study of linguistic and literature is part of the humanities majors.

This field of study develops an understanding of the nature, structure, sound and form of language, the development and changes in literary styles, and languages and literature in their social and cultural contexts. It also involves developing abilities in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language and in critically analysing literary works and form in their social and cultural contexts.


Possible Occupations

  • Curriculum Developers
  • Editors
  • English Language and Literature Teachers
  • Foreign Language Teachers
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Lecturers
  • Librarians
  • Library Assistants
  • Public Affairs Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Researchers
  • Teachers (primary, secondary, postsecondary, tertiary, vocational, adult education)
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Trainers and Instructors
  • Tutors
  • Writers
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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.