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School of Languages and Cultures

Ranked #1 for Modern Languages in Australia
We offer a wide range of language studies. Join us to discover the world's cultures first hand and become a truly global citizen.

Placing first in Australia and 26th in the world for modern languages,* we lead the country in the research and teaching of languages and cultures. Our language offerings include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew (Classical and Modern), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Sanskrit and Spanish. We also offer study options in Asian Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, European Studies, and International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.

With Australia’s growing diversity, we equip our students with cultural and linguistic competency and enable them to become successful and responsible citizens of the country and of our interconnected world.

For students who haven't had the opportunity to learn a new language, we offer the largest study in-country program at the University. Undergraduate students can go on global study adventures to nine destinations through our Open Learning Environment (OLE) In-Country Study units and learn about a culture and its language first-hand. 

*2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject 

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World Literatures and the Global South Conference

23–25 August 2019

Co-convened with the Peking University Australian Studies Centre and the World Literature Association, the School of Languages and Cultures is proud to host the third international congress of the World Literature Association.

This international conference will engage with literary production on and from the Global South in their own languages as well as in translation.

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Events

Visit the What's On calendar to see our upcoming events and seminars.

When: 13 March, 5pm
Where: Foyer, Social Sciences Building A02

The School of Languages and Cultures invites all our new students to a special welcome evening.

Hear from staff and students about degree and career pathways, student experience, exchange and overseas study, Open Learning Environment (OLE) offerings, and scholarship and prizes.

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Head of School (Acting)

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School of Languages and Cultures

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