Korean Freshman Tourism Students’ Language Awareness

By Nicole Shipton.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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Published online: January 28, 2016 $US5.00

This study presents the findings of a survey conducted on first year tourism students at a university in Seoul about their second language awareness. Language is an important skill for tourism students to acquire for employment purposes, and many companies typically require one of three second languages to complement their mother-tongue, Korean. The second languages mainly sought by tourism companies for employment are English, Chinese, and/or Japanese. This study examines freshmen students’ awareness of the importance of second language learning for their future careers.

Keywords: First Year Tourism Students, Language Awareness, Employment

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.15-25. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 28, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 398.057KB)).

Dr. Nicole Shipton

Assistant Professor, Tourism and Leisure Management Department, Induk University, Seoul, Kyonggi-do, South Korea