Undergraduate study

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies offers two degrees, writing courses, and a New Zealand Sign Language minor at undergraduate level.


Explore the potential of communication to shape our world.

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Language is important for almost everything we do, from making friends and influencing people, to asking a smartphone for directions. Learn about the structure of language and explore how people use it. Or study Writing (academic and professional) and improve your academic writing ability.

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Language Teaching

Explore how second or additional languages are learnt and study different approaches for successful language teaching.

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Degree requirements

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Majors and minors

If you are considering majoring in Linguistics or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or minor in New Zealand Sign Language you can enrol for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The School also teaches undergraduate courses in Writing.