Languages

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 21.8k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 21.8k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Dec 12, 2021
StudyQA ranking:534

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The ANU Bachelor of Languages prepares you to thrive in our increasingly multilingual and international age. 

Your language education experience is designed to engage you with the structural, grammatical and idiomatic components of your chosen language or languages. This is further contextualised using cultural, social and historical concepts, issues and topics.

Exciting opportunities exist for you to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture through study abroad. With our flexible program you can also extend other minor language subjects into a major.

So what are you waiting for? Allons nous!

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find work in diplomacy, trade, defence, translation, journalism, language analysis, language teaching, tourism, trade and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Languages enables students to:  

  • communicate proficiently and confidently in at least one language  
  • identify the structure and uses of languages studied
  • recognise and contrast the societies and cultures of the languages chosen, and their socio-historical context  
  • construct a global schema of the connections between the languages studied and their geographical, social and cultural origins 
  • recognise the importance and value of  intercultural communication.

The Bachelor of Languages requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from completion of one of the following language majors:

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Korean Language

Latin

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish 

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

 

24 units from completion of one of the following language minors, which must be in a different language to the major:

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Spanish Studies

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

Classical Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Japanese Linguistics

Korean Language

Latin

Russian

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses in the Linguistics major

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses in any of the following majors:

Asian Studies

Contemporary Europe

English

International Communication

Latin American Studies

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Pacific Studies

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Language
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Spanish
  • Thai Language
  • Urdu Language
  • Vietnamese Language

Minors

  • Advanced French Studies
  • Advanced German Studies
  • Advanced Italian Studies
  • Advanced Spanish Studies
  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Language
  • Classical Chinese
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Thai Language
  • Urdu Language
  • Vietnamese Language

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR

• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

ATAR:80

QLD Band:10

International Baccalaureate:29

 

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

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