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.
Check out our MA summer courses: Learner Autonomy & Learner Strategies, Language Curriculum Development, Language for Specific 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.
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.
Moving on to PhD study made perfect sense after finishing my MA in Applied Linguistics in LALS. Read more about Shota.
"Our languages are forever connected to who we are, who we will be and where we come from."
Corinne's research centres around the connections between language and identity, as well as the politics associated with learning and using any given language at any point in time. Read more about Corinne.
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.
Studying the humanities is fascinating, and has also armed me with knowledge that is applicable to the real world. Read more about Clement.