About the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

Our School is the centre for studying European and Asian languages and cultures, communication, global studies, language teaching and linguistics at Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland.

We are ranked 36th of the top 100 universities worldwide for Linguistics and 68th for Modern Languages and Linguistics. Our geographic position in the Asia-Pacific, and affinities with Latin America and Asia give us a unique perspective on global issues.*

Study opportunities in our School include a range of Asian and European languages and cultures, and internationally leading programmes in communication, applied language studies, language teaching and linguistic theory. A range of our courses are core components of the University's exciting degree in Global Studies.

Our School is an international community attracting students from all over the world, especially to our vibrant postgraduate programmes, including our flagship MTESOL degree.

Through our teaching, we aim to prepare our students to face the challenges of global citizenship, and we encourage a wide range of experiences abroad. Our undergraduate courses in all areas are taught by world-class researchers and we place special emphasis on nurturing early-career talent. Much of what we teach crosses national and disciplinary boundaries and offers our students fresh perspectives on the world.

As researchers, we work translingually and transculturally. Our fieldwork in cultures, communication, languages, linguistics and global studies takes us all around the world, to collaborate for example with Indigenous groups in Latin America, savea threatened language in Bougainville, and understand local teaching practices in Asia.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.