School of Languages and Cultures


Studying languages gives you a competitive edge in any career. As a language graduate you will have qualities that set you apart – unique communications skills, cultural awareness and the ability to adapt to changing environments. Be it in business services, government or non-profit, these skills are valued by employers in every sector. Indeed, in every country. Overseas jobs and the chance to travel will beckon. Learning a language will alter the way you look at the world and make your life richer.

Why study at the School of Languages and Cultures?

We offer the widest range of language studies in Australia covering Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. See the full list here. And we’re flexible – you can study your chosen language as part of a Bachelor’s degree or combined degree, with the option of Honours and postgraduate programs. Or you can add a language to any other degree with the Diploma of Language Studies, which is also offered in an accelerated mode. Whether you are just starting as a University student or looking to expand your professional career, we can help you discover the joys of learning a language.

Latest News

  • Professor Adrian Vickers receives Queensland Literary Award

    The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network, by Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers, has won the 2016 University of Southern Queensland History Book Award. The QLD Literary Awards were set up to recognise outstanding writing.

  • Cat Moir was awarded a Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme grant.

    "Concepts and Theories of Life from the Nineteenth Century to the Present"

  • Positions available for Sessional Tutors

     The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) currently has opportunities available for sessional tutors. We are looking for motivated teaching staff who are interested in casual work during semester. Our School offers the widest range of language and culture studies in Australia. As a sessional tutor at the University of Sydney you will have the chance to work alongside world class academics. See the selection criteria for more information.  

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