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Study languages at Massey

Explore languages through a Bachelor of Arts. BA majors are available in Chinese, Japanese or Spanish. BA minors are available in Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese or te reo Māori.

Explore languages through a Bachelor of Communication. You can take a BC minor in international languages.


Study linguistics at Massey

Explore linguistics through a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Communication. You can take a linguistics major or minor in either qualification.

Careers in languages and linguistics

Whether you want to improve your English for work or study, become professionally qualified as a speech language therapist, or have a career that will take you overseas, languages and linguistics at Massey can get you there.


English language skills

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses that can help.

English Language Proficiency

Certificate of University Preparation

English for academic purposes

English for Academic Purposes

If you’re already enrolled in a Massey programme, you can take English for Academic Purposes courses. They bridge the gap between the English entry requirements for enrolment and the challenging new ways you’ll need to use English at university.

192.101 English for Academic Purposes for Speakers of Other Languages

192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Meet our graduates

Student exchange programmes

Massey has exchange agreements with 200 institutions around the world where you can study for one or two semesters. Credits gained count towards your Massey degree. You can also apply for a Student Exchange Study Award to help with the cost of travelling and studying overseas.

    French language assistantships

    French language assistant positions are available for New Zealanders in France and New Caledonia. You will help French students improve their confidence in spoken English with interactive and recreational activities.

    Find out more

    French summer school

    The Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie offers an opportunity for students to improve their French language skills on a three-week summer school in November/December. Students study French and New Caledonian culture, history, biodiversity and politics.

    Contact France Grenaudier-Klijn

    Student exchange

    Not available in Semester 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions. As a Massey student you may be able to spend some time studying at a university overseas which will still count towards your degree. We have world-class partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

    Student exchange

    Departments and staff

    Find out more about the departments and staff involved in languages and linguistics at Massey.

    School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication

    Institute of Education

    Te Pūtahi-a-Toi - School of Māori Knowledge

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Speech language therapy

    Speech Language Therapy Clinic

    Our clinic at Massey University’s Auckland campus provides services for communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Student clinicians assess and treat clients under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced clinical staff.

    Speech Language Therapy Clinic