Language and culture

AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense. Our courses cover the study of languages such as New Zealand Sign Language, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean and Samoan, as well as the areas of 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.

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

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

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Five questions: Professor Sharon Mazer
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We asked Professor Sharon Mazer five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Five questions with Prof. Ineke Crezee
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We asked Professor Ineke Crezee five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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New Professors and Associate Professors
30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Scorchers: A Climate Fiction Anthology
13 Nov, 2020
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