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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Apr2Seminars2015 Research Seminar Series - Dr Catherine Churchman (Asian Studies Programme)
Date: 2 April 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Room 606, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade
Title: "Bronze Drums and Tadpoles - Celebrated and not-so-celebrated legacies of Guangdong's non-Sinitic past"1500 years… Read more
Apr8-17WorkshopsReimagining In Flanders Fields
Date: 8–17 April 2015
Time: 11.30 am
Venue: RB007 and RB006
"Reimagining In Flanders Fields" is a set of creative translation workshops for Victoria students,… Read more

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19 March 2015 Ambassador's Prize for Japanese Studies
Congratulations to Jay Tweddle for winning the Ambassador's Prize for Japanese Studies in 2014. Jay… Read more
19 March 2015 Leaving work to study well worth it for recent graduate Joanna King
Read what Joanna has to say about her study at Victoria. Read more
10 March 2015 Visit by German musician Hannes Wittmer aka Spaceman Spiff
Recently 200- and 300-level German students were treated to a mini concert and a Question… Read more

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

Sally HillWelcome 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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Victoria appoints its first Professor of Spanish

Professor of SpanishVictoria University has appointed its first Professor of Spanish, Sarah Leggott. Read more »

PhD in Japanese

Congratulations to Nobuko (Noelle) Kato nobuko-katowho will be awarded her PhD in Japanese at the May Graduation ceremonies. Read more ...


Cooking competition an engaging way to practise and assess language

Cooking studentts smallerA multilingual food competition was held on the Wellington waterfront by Victoria University’s School of Languages and Cultures recently. Read more ...