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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Oct7FHSS Postgraduate Students' breakfast
Date: 7 October 2015
Time: 8.30 am
Venue: Room 305, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus
A breakfast for postgraduate students to catch up with staff and students from FHSS and recharge after the long winter months. Read more

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9 September 2015 Recent Study at Victoria Open Day
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4 September 2015 New Course - FHSS 110 Reading the World: Languages and Cultures in Context
How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? Find out in our exciting new course. Read more
4 September 2015 Congratulations and おめでとうございます!
Student of Japanese, Jay Tweddle, wins third place in the national 2015 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese… Read more

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Welcome from the Acting Head of School - Dr Nicola Gilmour

nicola-gilmour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 from Nicola...

Staff Profile - Dr Marco Sonzogni (Italian Programme)

Marco SonzogniMarco was educated at the Università degli Studi di Pavia (Almo Collegio Borromeo), the National University of Ireland (Dublin), the University of Dublin (Trinity College), Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland.. Read more »

New course - FHSS 110 Reading the World: Languages and Cultures in Context

FHSS110 - Reading the WorldThis new multidisciplinary course taught in English will provide you with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand's capital city and beyond.


PhD Candidate in Chinese

Wenwen’s research focuses on how guohua represented a combination
of the literati's taste with those of the plebeians in contemporary China. Read more ...