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.

Jobs with SLC

We're on the lookout for fantastic teaching fellows and tutors for 2017!

The best of both worlds

Our new blended learning courses combine digital education with on campus interaction. Learn in Wellington’s beautiful backyard and hone your skill in the classroom. Could it get any better?

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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.

Available subjects

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
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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.

Available subjects

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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    Jobs with SLC

    The School of Languages and Cultures are looking for talented, dedicated people to join the team and fulfil the following roles in 2017: Japanese teaching fellow, Chinese teaching fellow, Language tutors (various).

  • A man and woman dress in samurai outfits for a cosplay competition at the Japan Festival.

    Fun at the Japan Festival

    The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with Wellington City Council and Asia New Zealand Foundation, recently held its biennial Japan Festival in Wellington.