Cultures and languages

Manying and Olivier
  • Chinese

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

  • French

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

  • German

    We focus on German language, literature and film, and the German connection with New Zealand and the Pacific.

  • 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.

  • Russian

    We support Russian language study with innovative teaching and cultural research.

  • Spanish

    We are interested in Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures as well as Spanish language.