The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and incorporates the Deaf Studies Research Unit, the English Language Institute and the New Zealand Dictionary Centre.
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Studying Linguistics and NZSL Studies has taught me tolerance and respect, which are more useful in life than black-and-white thinking. Read more about Kaitlin.
Success at university depends on academic writing skills. Take WRIT 101 to advance your abilities to communicate, research, and persuade.
Employers seek and reward effective writers. Enrol in WRIT 202 and advance your career through clear, concise and dynamic prose.
Creative nonfiction includes personal essays, interviews, blogs, feature articles and more. Enrol in WRIT 203 to craft your writing for publication.
Check out our MA summer courses: Learner Autonomy & Learner Strategies, Teaching & Learning Vocabulary, Language for Academic Purposes, Language Testing, Discourse Analysis, all with the option of face-to-face or distance study. Each course runs from November to February, with a two-week Christmas break.
“The beauty of applied linguistics lies in its potential applicability. Engaging in language learning, teaching and assessment research has played a transformative role for me.”
Peter has worked in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies since 2005. He has extensive teaching and teacher education experiences in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. Read more about Peter.
Ever wondered how babies learn language, why Kiwis speak differently to Aussies or Brits, or what Swahili, Mandarin and French have in common? Take our quiz.
My language teaching and learning experiences have revealed the fascinating relationship between language, identity, and society. Read more about Shelley.