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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Oct28Public LecturesNew Zealand Centre for Literary Translation Annual Lecture
Date: 28 October 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Room 606, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade
Title: Sex and Other Disappearing Acts: Translating Sexuality in Korean Fiction into EnglishShin Kyung-sook's I'll… Read more

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17 October 2014 Award-winning students bound for China
Victoria University students have won four out of 10 awards provided by the New Zealand… Read more
16 October 2014 Congratulations! Félicitations!
French Honours student, Brett Reid was among the few students to receive a Victoria University… Read more
8 October 2014 Student of Japanese documents volunteer experience
Student of Japanese Cody Rapley has documented his volunteer experience in a tsunami-affected part of Japan. 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 Emerald King

Emerald KingDr Emerald King joined Victoria’s Japanese programme in 2013 as an early career researcher and lecturer. Emerald studied Japanese literature in Australia and Japan before receiving her PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2012.

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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