Learning a language provides so many advantages in business or in understanding the framework of biculturalism in NZ society. These courses have been categorised into beginner and advanced. Beginner courses are for those with no prior experience with the topic. Advanced courses are best taken when you have work experience or previous study in the topic. If you are unsure about the best fit for you, our friendly student advisors or the course co-ordinator can help you choose the right option.


UC offers beginners and advanced courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Te Reo Māori.

We have varying levels of advanced language courses. For more information on course selection talk to a course coordinator, or contact our student advisors.

Make it a complete qualification:

Certificate in Languages  (part-time 1-2 years)

Diploma in Languages  (part-time within 6 years)

Find out more about how to study for professional development in the UC College of Arts