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, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Pacific Studies, Samoan Studies/Matā‘upu Tau Samoa, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Language and Literary Translation Studies, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

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

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  • Toitoi Cape logo montage

    Creative collaboration opens doors to Latin America and Southeast Asia

    The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (Latin America CAPE) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are delighted to announce an innovative collaboration with Toitoi Media and the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington to produce two special publications.

  • VASA at Pasifika Orientation Night 2019

    Pacific Orientation Night 2019

    Monday 25th Feb marked the start of Pasifika Orientation week 2019 (#PO19). SLC staff helps to meet and welcome the new pasifika students present.

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Upcoming events

  • VATS AGM 2019

    All welcome to the Victoria Ancient Theatre Society Annual General Meeting.

    Venue: Classics Museum, OK526

  • SLC / Va‘aomanū Pasifika Research Seminar Series 2019

    This seminar presents key research findings collected from over three hundred anonymous online survey responses inquiring about coconut oil consumption.

    Venue: 6 Kelburn Parade (6KP), Rm 102.