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.

Want to study abroad over the summer?

Check out the School of Languages and Cultures' FHSS 210 and FHSS 310 language study abroad courses where you can spend your summer making new friends, exploring a new country and improving your language skills, while also gaining points toward your degree!

Asian Languages and Cultures

Study the cultures and languages of the world's biggest, most populous continent, Asia. Become a truly global citizen with the communication skills to bridge cultural and linguistic gaps.

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Available subjects

  • Asian Studies
  • Japanese

European and Latin American Languages and Cultures

The benefits of learning another language go well beyond just being able to communicate—it actually changes your brain. Study a European language and culture and gain a global perspective.

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Available subjects

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Postgraduate Literary Translation Studies

Join New Zealand’s only specialist literary translation programme and research the theory and practice of literary translation.

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Available subjects

  • Postgraduate Literary Translation Studies

Support for your language studies

Learning a language can be challenging (and rewarding!)—but you're not alone. Find out how the Language Learning Centre can support your journey!

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    Creating student engagement through activity

    On Friday 9 June, the School of Languages and Cultures’ Japanese department hosted its first karuta taikai (card tournament) for students to test their knowledge and celebrate the end of the trimester.

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