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, Samoan Studies/Matā‘upu Tau Samoa, 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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  • Epochal Thinking: Marking Time

    2018 will see the end of four years of centenary commemorations for the First World…

    Venue: Cotton Building COLT122 and Government Buildings GBLT1 on 29th November 5:00pm to 7:00pm (plenary sessions only)