We offer many possibilities to study languages and enable you to use multimedia applications to make international communication easier. You'll significantly increase your marketability and open doors for adventurous overseas job opportunities. Our languages programme is QS-rated in the top 250 subjects in the world.
We offer a range of options for studying languages with papers in Chinese, French, Japanese, Te Reo Māori and Spanish. You can choose to major in International Languages and Cultures endorsed in Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish or take language papers to round off your degree. We allow you to combine languages with other courses, such as law or science, to further enhance your preparation for the workforce.
Students also benefit from travelling abroad to study their language through immersive learning opportunities. Chinese students, for instance, travel to China to gain first-hand language skills and cultural understanding.
Waikato gives you the space to become versatile to deal with texts in a variety of media formats to meet communication and translation needs. The International Languages and Cultures programme at Waikato is highly reputed and increases employability for those seeking job opportunities in other cultures and with different people groups.
- Hospitality Operator
- International Lawyer
- Tour Guide
- Translator or Interpreter
- Travel Agent
Study International Languages and Cultures in any of these qualifications
|Chinese Language 1: Part A||CHIN131||15.0 Points|
|Chinese Language 1: Part B||CHIN132||15.0 Points|
|French for Beginners 1||FREN131||15.0 Points|
|French for Beginners 2||FREN132||15.0 Points|
|German for Beginners 1||GERM131||15.0 Points|
|German for Beginners 2||GERM132||15.0 Points|
|International Languages and Cultures||INTL101||15.0 Points|
|Japanese 1: Part A||JAPA131||15.0 Points|
|Japanese 1: Part B||JAPA132||15.0 Points|
|Spanish for Beginners 1||SPAN131||15.0 Points|
|Spanish for Beginners 2||SPAN132||15.0 Points|
|Chinese Language 2: Part A||CHIN231||20.0 Points|
|Chinese Language 2: Part B||CHIN232||20.0 Points|
|French Language Intermediate 1||FREN231||20.0 Points|
|French Language Intermediate 2||FREN232||20.0 Points|
|German Language Intermediate 1||GERM231||20.0 Points|
|German Language Intermediate 2||GERM233||20.0 Points|
|East Asia: Tradition and Modernity||INTL221||20.0 Points|
|European Cultures: Tradition and Modernity||INTL222||20.0 Points|
|Japanese 2: Part A||JAPA231||20.0 Points|
|Japanese 2: Part B||JAPA232||20.0 Points|
|Intermediate Spanish 1||SPAN231||20.0 Points|
|Intermediate Spanish 2||SPAN232||20.0 Points|
International Languages and Culture is not currently a subject for the BA(Hons) or MA. However, graduates of a BA in International Languages and Culture with a B average may be eligible to enter graduate papers in the language they have chosen for the INTL&C major, at the discretion of the Chair of the School of Arts.
Prescriptions for the GradCert(IntLang&Culture) and GradDip(IntLang&Culture)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included International Languages and Culture at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
To complete a major in the Chinese language pathway, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in International Languages and Cultures, comprising INTL201, CHIN231, CHIN232, CHIN321, CHIN331 and one other 300 level paper from the range CHIN301-CHIN382.
To complete a major in the French language pathway, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in International Languages and Cultures, comprising INTL202, FREN231, FREN232, FREN321, FREN331 and one other 300-level paper from the range FREN301-FREN382.
To complete a major in the Japanese language pathway, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in International Languages and Cultures, comprising INTL201, JAPA231, JAPA232, JAPA321, JAPA331 and one other 300-level paper from the range JAPA301-JAPA382.
To complete a major in the Spanish language pathway, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in International Languages and Cultures, comprising INTL202, SPAN231, SPAN232, SPAN310, SPAN321 and one other 300-level paper from the range SPAN301-SPAN382.
It is recommended that students intending to major in International Languages and Cultures include INTL101 and, if needed, the appropriate 100 level language acquisition papers in the first year of their programme of study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 200 and 300 levels.
Note: Students with prior knowledge of the language they wish to specialise in must consult the Programme Convenor before enrolling in language acquisition papers.
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.