The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian, European and Pasifika languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Pacific Studies, Samoan Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Language and Literary Translation Studies, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

The power of the ‘personal’ in research and teaching with Dr Emalani Case.

Dr Emalani Case shares her personal approach to Pacific Studies and how this transforms both her students' perspectives and her research.

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  • Pacific Pathways graduation

    Inaugural Pasika Pathways graduation

    In November, the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrated the first graduation of the Diploma in University Studies (Pasifika Pathways). The ceremony was held in the Hunter Council Chamber with family and friends of the graduates, and staff from Va’aomanū Pasifika and the School of Languages and Cultures in attendance.

  • Diana Burton at the Classics Museum.

    Both sides of the coin at University Classics Museum

    Antiquities from the Classics Museum at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are now available online for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of Classical Greek and Roman culture worldwide.

  • Our undergraduate students and year 13 students from Naenae and Rongotai Colleges.

    A taste of University for high school leavers

    Last Tuesday, a group of year 13 students experienced life as language students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's School of Languages and Cultures.

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