About Spanish

We study and teach Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures as well as Spanish language.

The University of Auckland enjoys strong links with Spain. We hold one of the world’s five prestigious Prince of Asturias Chairs of Spanish Language and Culture.

Studying Spanish

You can study Spanish from Bachelor of Arts through to PhD. You can take Spanish language courses at all levels in classes that emphasise communication skills. We also have a strong focus on Spanish and Latin American literature, film, art, music and popular culture.

You can take Latin American Studies as a separate subject for the Bachelor of Arts if you want to focus exclusively on this region.

Find out more about studying Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Our strengths

We are a group of innovative teachers and researchers who specialise in various aspects of Hispanic language and culture:

  • Spanish language and translation
  • Spain and Latin America in the early modern, colonial and modern eras
  • national and subaltern identities
  • Spanish and Latin American film, literature, music, popular culture and theatre.

We host the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies.

Overseas opportunities

We have links with the Pontificia Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile, as well as the Universities of Salamanca, Granada and Oviedo in Spain, and encourage students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Positions as Spanish teaching assistants are also possible through the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Student exchange and study abroad