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.

Learn more about the School of Languages and Cultures


Jul28Research Seminar Series - Dr Marco Sonzogni (Italian Programme)
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Room 606, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade
Title: ‘Perch’ or: The Spirit Level of Writing and TranslatingThe Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney… Read more
Jul28Information EventsDiscover your postgraduate potential with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level 3 foyer, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus
Learn all about postgraduate study in the Facult. Read more
Aug25TRANSPOSITIONS: Celebrating New Zealand Poetry in Translation
Date: 25 August 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6012
Translation is the closest from of reading.A multimodal, cross-cultural and internationally facing gathering to celebrate… 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 ...

FHSS 110 Reading the World: Languages and Cultures in Context

FHSS 110 - smallExplore the world and learn about other languages and cultures without leaving Wellington!