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
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Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion
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AUT Edge Award winners
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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.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion
Celebrating AUT through the years
21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
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Research tackles online trolls
16 Jan, 2019
Dr Philippa Smith recently returned from the OII in the UK where she studied counter speech strategies in response to negative online discourses.
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Initiative to address interpreter demand
09 Jan, 2019
AUT is offering six scholarships for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Interpreting), targeted at speakers of identified rare languages in NZ.
AUT Edge Award winners
Gaining skills for the workplace
14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
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Rebekah Guy
Nick Jones
Thalia Henry
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet

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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