The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian, European and Pasifika languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Pacific Studies, Sāmoan Studies/Matā‘upu Tau Sāmoa, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Language and Literary Translation Studies, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

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Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Biennial Conference

Victoria University of Wellington is delighted to host the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Biennial Conference from 7-10 February 2019. This year's theme: Navigazioni possibili: Italies Lost and Found.

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German Studies Association of Australia (GSAA) Conference

Victoria University of Wellington is delighted to host the international GSAA conference from 28-30 November 2018. This year's theme: Epochales Denken / Epochal Thinking.

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Teresia Teaiwa

Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Scholarship Fund

Associate Professor Teresia Teaiwa's mana leaves a legacy as vast as the Pacific Ocean she loved. In accordance with her wish, scholarships will be established to support students of Pacific Studies.

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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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Languages and cultures in the media

Want to read interesting articles on languages and cultures from around the world?

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  • Enrico Chiessi

    Enrico Chiessi

    Current and former staff of the School of Languages and Cultures were deeply saddened by the news that our dear former colleague Enrico Chiessi died on April 25th.

  • Apple and Knife - Photo Stephen Epstein, author Intan Paramaditha and Brannavan Gnanalingam at book launch

    Apple and Knife Book Launch

    Apple and Knife, a short story collection by Intan Paramaditha, translated by Stephen Epstein.

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Upcoming events

  • Akamai 2018

    For the 18th year in a row, PASI 101 students are being offered the opportunity…

    Venue: Hunter Lounge, Level 3, Student Union Building