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, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Language Studies and Spanish.

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Events

Aug25TRANSPOSITIONS: Celebrating New Zealand Poetry in Translation
Date: 25 August 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6012
Translation is the closest from of reading.A multimodal, cross-cultural and internationally facing gathering to celebrate… Read more
Aug25Exhibitions and PerformancesVUW French Society theatre production - Je t'aime François
Date: Thursday 25 August and Friday 26 August at 6pm, or Sunday 28August at 3pm.
Time: 6.00 pm
The world is ending in two hours, what do you do? In this original play… Read more
Aug26Making Transpositions Visible: New Zealand Poetry in Letterpress
Date: 26 August 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Venue: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6012
Unleash the power of poetry through lead, ink and paper. Come for an hour, be… Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School - Dr Sarah (Sally) Hill

Sally Hill欢迎, bienvenue, willkommen, selamat datang, benvenuti, 歓迎, ようこそ, 환영합니다, bienvenidos, hoan-gêng, haere mai and welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures. (SLC). Read more about Sally...

Why Study Languages and Cultures?

The successful global citizen can communicate in two or more languages and has a high degree of intercultural competence. Knowledge of different languages and cultures expands our minds, transforms our experience of the world and brings benefits to local and global economies. Business and international relationships flourish when people from vastly different cultures understand one another. Studying languages and cultures at university level gives you an edge both on a personal level and in terms of your employability.

Why learn another language if everyone in the world speaks English?

With around 7,000 living languages in the world, Dr Claudia Bernardi from the School of Languages and Cultures explores the benefits of learning to speak another tongue. Read more ...

CHIN 314 Advanced Composition and Translation

CHIN 314 small PosterTake this course in trimester 3 and apply practical translation skills to your career development. Read more ...