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Languages and Cultures news archive

International Language Week

Monday, 19 September 2016

Every year in the third week of August, we celebrate International Languages Week. During that week, we join with our university and secondary schools' multlingual and multicultural communities to celebrate languages and cultural diversities.

Annual Spanish end of semester function

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The annual end of semester Spanish function was held on Thursday 15th May in the Humanities Division Tearoom. There was an array of Spanish food, drink, and music. The food was lovingly made by our Senior Lecturer Dr. Adelso Yanez.

A look at Chinese soft power and culture

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

On Wednesday, Otago is playing host to a public workshop titled Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence.

Dreary day, colourful cultures

Friday, 22 August 2014

An enthusiastic group of University staff and students gathered in front of the Clocktower yesterday dressed in their national finery and holding their countries’ flags for a photo celebrating International Languages Week.

International Languages Week on campus

Monday, 18 August 2014

Staff and students are encouraged to dress in their national costumes this Thursday for a photo outside the Clocktower celebrating the different cultures working in harmony together at Otago.

University’s top teachers lauded

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Department of Languages and Cultures Teaching Fellow Haruko Stuart has taken top honours in the Otago University Students’ Association annual teaching awards.