Study language and culture

Study language and culture at AUT, and learn to understand the importance of communicating successfully in both local and global environments and the key role that culture plays. You’ll have many opportunities to practise your skills in our interactive learning environment or during workplace experience in an industry or community organisation.

AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense. Our courses cover the study of languages including New Zealand Sign Language and Spanish, as well as the areas of creative writing, interpreting, international studies and the importance of intercultural competencies.

Postgraduate study in language and culture will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in language and culture

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across the field of language and culture.

More about our research

International student exchange

Immerse yourself in another culture while you study and have the adventure of your life. Check out where you can go on exchange – and read some stories from returned AUT students.

Exchange for AUT students
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
Game changer
09 Jun, 2022
Nick Jones’ fascination with storytelling started in his childhood. Now he’s joined Swedish games creator Sharkmob in London. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Samoa Language Week 2022
31 May, 2022
Episode two of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – is live.
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The masculine discourse of men who knit
01 Mar, 2022
Men who knit use language on social media that justifies their participation in the craft.

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

School of Language and Culture
WQ Building, Level 4
Corner Mayoral Drive and Wakefield Street
Auckland City
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