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, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Language and Literary Translation Studies, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

A notebook, pencil, magnifying glass, spectacles, camera and polaroids on a background of an old school world map.

Languages and cultures in the media

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

Visit our new media page

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!

Visit the LLC
A small, colourful globe sitting in two hands.
More news

Latest news

  • 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.

  • A plane flying high among the clouds.

    Prime Minister's Scholarship awards

    Victoria University of Wellington students are heading to study or research opportunities in Latin America and Asia, thanks to Prime Minister's Scholarships.

  • Book cover of Zero Distance, by Liang Yujing

    Publication success for bilingual poet and translator

    Liang Yujing, a PhD student with the School of Languages and Cultures, has been widely published in journals and magazines the world over, but this year has also welcomed his first book of solo translation from Chinese to English.

More events

Upcoming events