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.

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School of Languages and Cultures tutor Luc Arnault guiding students during a tutorial in one of the Language Learning Centre's teaching labs.

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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Bringing language study to life with Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos

Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos shares his practical approach to French language learning and the role of culture in language study.

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Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos and Amaury da Cunha at Cafe Litteraire session at Vic Books and Cafe.
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    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.

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    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.

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