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.

Writing Ancient and Medieval Same-Sex Desire

A conference on the topic of writing about same-sex desire in ancient and medieval societies. Hosted by Classics (SLC) 30 June - 2 July 2020

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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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  • Carla Guelfenbein

    In conversation with Carla Guelfenbein

    The School of Languages and Cultures and the Embassy of Chile, in partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival, and in collaboration with the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and NEKE (The NZ Journal of Translation Studies) welcomed award-winning Chilean author Carla Guelfenbein to a lunchtime conversation on 9 May.

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Upcoming events

  • SLC Research Seminar Series 2019 - Dr Limin Bai

    "Making Learning Enjoyable: Picture Character-Cards as 'Educational Play Items' in Early Twentieth-Century China"Presented by Dr…

    Venue: vZ606, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade