Language and culture

AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense. Our courses cover creative writing, English and its relationship with new media, translation and interpreting, international studies and the importance of intercultural competencies, discourse analysis and language teaching.

Culture is at the heart of everything we do: we realise that language and culture are inextricably bound – one can't exist without the other.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Centre for Creative Writing

AUT’s Centre for Creative Writing offers an open and exciting learning environment where you can pursue your creative writing ideas and turn them into reality. Based in Auckland city, the centre offers multiple study pathways and the chance to gain advanced qualifications.

More about the Centre for Creative Writing

Research in language and culture

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across 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

The 2018 Blue Award recipients
Professor Tania Ka'ai with Hon Carmel Sepuloni and the Aotearoa delegation
Seated guests at the 2017 event
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019
Tokyo City in Japan
The 2018 Blue Award recipients
AUT Blue Awards recognise top students
17 Oct, 2018
41 AUT students were honoured for their sporting, artistic and cultural successes on Friday at the AUT Blue Awards.
Professor Tania Ka'ai with Hon Carmel Sepuloni and the Aotearoa delegation
Showcasing Pacific history in London
16 Oct, 2018
Professor Tania Ka'ai represented the Pacific - and rubbed shoulders with Royalty - during the opening of the prestigious Oceania exhibition.
Seated guests at the 2017 event
AUT Blue Awards honour arts and culture
09 Oct, 2018
The annual AUT Blue Awards for sporting excellence will now be extended to acknowledge arts and culture excellence among high achieving students.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019
THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three
27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
Tokyo City in Japan
Japanese lecturer wins prestigious award
25 Sep, 2018
Dallas Nesbitt, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies has been awarded the 2018 Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation.
Thalia Henry
Mega Dwi Febriyani
Taylor Marston
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet
Rebekah Guy

Linguistics Top 250 QS Ranking

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Language and Culture
AUT Tower (WT Building), Level 8
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland City
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