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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Sep23Dialogue Across Time and Space: Homage on the 400th Anniversary of the Death of Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare
Date: 23 September – 2 October 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Paramount Cinema, 25 Courtenay Place
China Cultural Centre NZ is pleased to invited you to the opening of Dialogue Across… Read more
Sep282016 New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation Annual Lecture Interpreting ‘The Bacchae’ by Euripides in Māori: A Discussion with Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal
Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: HMLT 104, Hugh McKenzie Building, Kelburn Campus
Hosted by The New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation/ Te Tumu Whakawhiti Tuhinga o Aotearoa… Read more
Sep29Honours' Information Session
Date: 29 September 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Room 606, von Zedlitz, Kelburn ParadeYou're invited to join us for an Honour's information… 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 ...