This major is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of how languages work, through studying language structure, language systems and literary texts. It also includes basic language teaching methodologies. For those planning a career in teaching, it is an excellent preparation for teaching any language to non-native speakers. Many Language Studies students opt to enrol in the LTCL Trinity College London Certificate of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) offered at IPU New Zealand, as part of their course.

The Language Studies major includes 8 compulsory papers, 6 language and/or culture papers, 8 specialty papers and 2 electives.

8 papers from:

  • 10.505 Introduction to Language and Culture (15 credits)
  • 10.511 Intercultural Communication (15 credits)
  • 10.512 The Contemporary Short Story (15 credits)
  • 10.513 Advanced English Skills (15 credits)
  • 10.6** Introduction to Language Learning (15 credits)
  • 10.6** Introduction to Language Teaching (15 credits)
  • 10.611 The Study of Language (15 credits)
  • 10.612 Asia Pacific Cultures through Literary Texts (15 credits)
  • 10.615 Creative Writing (15 credits)
  • 10.614/711 English as an International Language (15 credits)
  • 10.712 Literature and the Land (15 credits)
  • 10.714 Teaching Young Learners (15 credits)
  • 10.713A/B Introduction to Language Teaching (30 credits) or
  • LTLCL* The Licentiate of Trinity College of Certificate of TESOL (LCTC) Course (30 credits)

Career opportunities

  • Language Teaching
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Translation Services
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

See 4 more programs offered by IPU New Zealand »

This course is Campus based
Start Date
Mar 2020
Request Info
By locations
By date
Start Date
Mar 2020
End Date
Application deadline

Mar 2020

Application deadline
End Date