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.

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

Centre for Refugee Education

AUT’s Centre for Refugee Education provides an on-arrival education programme for resettled refugees. It works closely with the School of Language and Culture – Bachelor of Arts students often complete their workplace experience at the centre and many former refugees advance their English skills through the school’s programmes.

Centre for Refugee Education

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.

Centre for Creative Writing

News
Siobhan Harvey Portrait
Emeriti Professors
Kirsten Warner
62% increase in AUT researchers
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Siobhan Harvey Portrait
AUT supports writers festival
13 Aug, 2019
For the second consecutive year, AUT is supporting the Going West Books & Writers Festival.
Emeriti Professors
AUT appoints five Professors Emeriti
26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
Kirsten Warner
Creative Writing graduate wins award
17 May, 2019
An AUT graduate's hard work has been recognised at this year's Ockham NZ Book Awards.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Christchurch tragedy
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet
Rohan Willis
Toby Games
Rebekah Guy
Thalia Henry

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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