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.

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Language Teaching

Explore how second—or third, fourth and fifth—languages are learnt and study different approaches for successful language teaching.

Available subjects

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching
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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.

Available subjects

  • Linguistics
  • Modern Language Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Writing (Academic and Professional)
  • Text Technologies
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New Zealand Sign Language

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Studies at Victoria explores the language, community, and cultural experiences of Deaf people in New Zealand.

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Linguistics kiwi

News and notes about language use in New Zealand and in the world.

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  • Marty Pilott

    The impact of pronunciation on job prospects

    A greater focus on pronunciation when teaching English to new migrants could help improve their employment prospects, according to research from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

  • APLSPPC Conference

    Asia Pacific Language for Specific Purposes & Professional Communication Association Conference 2017

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Upcoming events

  • Ruth Graham

    Ruth Graham, LALS PhD celebration seminar

    Venue: MYLt101

  • George Aberi

    George Aberi, LALS PhD celebration seminar

    Venue: MYLT101