School of Languages and Cultures

School of Languages and Cultures

The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian and European languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, European Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Language Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies.

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Oct6SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Nicola Gilmour
Date: 6 October 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How and why I use my imaginary friends in my teaching Read more
Oct8Public LecturesNew Zealand Centre for Literary Translation Annual Lecture - A Malay Knight Speaks the White Man’s Tongue
Date: 8 October 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: von Zedlitz Building, Level 6, Room 606, Kelburn Parade
Muhammad Haji Salleh on translating the self and one’s literary tradition.Delivered by Professor Harry… Read more
Oct16SeminarsResearch Seminar Series - Assoc Prof Stephen Epstein (Asian Studies Programme)
Date: 16 October 2014
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Hugh Mackenzie LT103, Kelburn Parade
Beyond Gangnam Style: Stephen Epstein’s documentary “Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-pop World” explores the vibrant world of underground music in Korea. Read more

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30 September 2014 Reading in Memory of Gabriel García Márquez
This event was held at Victoria University to pay homage to the Colombian author and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) Read more
29 September 2014 A quote for life
A Victoria student has ensured that she will never forget a quote she learned during… Read more
24 September 2014 Arohatia te reo @ Te Kura o ngā Reo me ngā Tikanga-ā-iwi.
The School of Languages and Cultures is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori… Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School - Dr Claudia Bernardi

Claudia BernardiWelcome to the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC). As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, we contribute to a strong and vibrant Humanities programme at Victoria University.
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Staff Profile - Dr Monica Tempian

Monica TempianDr Monica Tempian engages frequently in interdisciplinary research, and has been part of international collaborative projects with colleagues in disciplines such as history and music.

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From dentistry to haute couture

Master's student Cathrine Lloyd with lace and books in front of portrait

A dentist of 35 years is travelling to Paris towards the end of this month to undertake research into the history of lacemaking and embroidery. Read more »

Arohatia te reo @ Te Kura o ngā Reo me ngā Tikanga-ā-iwi

The School of Languages and Cultures is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo. 

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Arohatia te Reo