The Bachelor of Languages is the best program for prospective undergraduate students to undertake a challenging yet enjoyable Language-focussed degree at ANU.
The Bachelor of Languages is a degree which prepares students for the challenges they will face in the increasingly multicultural and international workplaces of the 21st Century. The degrees combines a solid foundation in one or more languages with knowledge about linguistics (the science of language) and the culture & cultural practices associated with your chosen language(s).
Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Languages degree can choose to major in one of 17 different languages:
- Classics: Ancient Greek or Latin
- Chinese / Korean: Korean or Chinese
- Japanese: Japanese Language
- Modern European: French, German, Italian or Spanish
- Middle Eastern: Arabic or Persian
- Southeast / South Asian (Indonesian, Hindi, Sanskrit, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese )
ANU undergraduate students from degrees outside of the Bachelor of Languages may be able to choose Language subjects as a major or as an elective within their degree. Please check with your Student Advisor to ensure your subject selections count towards your host degree.
For academic enquiries, contact the convenor Associate Professor Daniel Martin.
An exchange semester or a year in a country in which the Language major is the language of instruction is not compulsory but is strongly recommended to add value and intensity to a student's learning and understanding.
For students studying Asian languages in the Bachelor of Languages, the Year in Asia program will also be of interest.
ANU offers funding support and exchange information for Bachelor of Languages students. For more information, see the ANU International Exchange Office.