About the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

Our school is the centre for studying European and Asian languages and cultures, language teaching, linguistics and translation at the University of Auckland.

We are ranked in the top 100 in the world for modern languages and linguistics, and 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, qualifications in language teaching and translation, and an internationally-leading programme in applied linguistics, language teaching and linguistics. A range of our courses are core components of the University's exciting new 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 languages and area studies are taught by world-class researchers. 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, languages and linguistics takes us all around the world, to collaborate — for example — with Indigenous groups in Latin America or to save a threatened language in Bougainville or to understand local teaching practices in Asia.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.