School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics - Te Pokapū Ahurea, Reo, Wete Reo, Rerekē

The School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics is the home of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, Cultures and Languages, Intercultural Programmes, and Translation and Interpreting.


  • Academic English

    Find out about courses for students who speak English as an additional language.

  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching

    We specialise in Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and TESOL.

  • Asian Studies

    Asian Studies is home to New Zealand’s largest group of specialists on Asia.

  • Chinese

    We are the largest group of China specialists in New Zealand, with research and teaching emphasising modern Chinese language and contemporary developments.

  • Comparative Literature

    Comparative Literature is the study of literature across national and cultural boundaries, chronological periods and disciplines.

  • European Studies

    We take an interdisciplinary approach to studying Europe.

  • French

    Our teaching and research activities include the culture, history and literature of France as well as the French language.

  • German and Russian

    We study German and Russian language, culture, history and literature.

  • Italian

    Staff specialising in key areas of Italian culture offer one of the most comprehensive Italian programmes in Australasia.

  • Japanese

    Our teaching and research aims to further a critical understanding of Japanese language and culture from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

  • Korean

    We are the only New Zealand university to offer a comprehensive programme in Korean language and culture.

  • Linguistics

    We are home to New Zealand's top ranked Linguistics programme in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

    We specialise in the language, culture, society, history, literature, politics, film and music of Spain and Latin America.

  • Translation Studies

    Programmes blend theory with practice and emphasise the professional reality of translation in New Zealand.

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