The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies has a world class reputation for its teaching and research in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and TESOL. The School incorporates the Deaf Studies Research Unit and the English Language Institute, and offers a range of academic and professional Writing Courses. The Language in the Workplace project is part of the School.
Explore how second—or third, fourth and fifth—languages are learnt and study different approaches for successful language teaching.
Language is important for almost everything we do, from making friends and influencing people, to asking a smartphone for directions. Learn about the structure of language and explore how people use it. Or study Writing (academic and professional) and improve your academic writing ability.
Learn to communicate in New Zealand's third official language, New Zealand Sign Language, and develop your understanding of Deaf community and culture.
Take our fun quiz to find out what you know about languages and the fascinating facts you’re still to discover!
News and notes about language use in New Zealand and in the world.
The language ruled as unparliamentary in New Zealand’s Parliament has been the focus of research by Victoria University’s Ruth Graham, who graduates this month with a PhD in Applied Linguistics.
Emerita Professor Janet Holmes receives an ONZM.