There are more than 6800 languages in the world today. At Monash University we teach twelve of them: four Asian (Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean), five European (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Ukrainian), as well as two classical languages, Latin and Ancient Greek. We offer Arabic, too, through a special arrangement with Deakin University.
We teach these languages, and we conduct research into the cultures and societies that use these languages and are shaped by them. Students who study with us acquire and develop language skills – speaking, listening and understanding, reading and writing. But they receive much more than that. They gain access to the worlds of culture that each new language learnt unlocks.
They receive an opportunity to participate, with their teachers, in the pursuit of knowledge about particular languages, literatures and cultures, and about language, literature and culture in general.
Read more about Why Study Languages at Monash?
- The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics offers a wide range of research and coursework programs. Some are offered within particular programs of the School while others are available across programs. More information Graduate Studies at LCL How to apply for: Arts Graduate Coursework programs Arts Graduate Research programs Read more
- In one of its documents the United Nations makes the statement that “genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding.” Knowing other languages is a way of respecting other peoples and cultures and being a good citizen of our many-cultured world. What Do We Do in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics? There are more ... Read more
- The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics eEducation Committee aims to provide a showcase series of hands-on workshops, brainstorming sessions, and practical seminars, with the aim of identifying “good” practice and bringing together academic staff and postgraduate researchers working in this area. Working parties within the group are also running projects that investigate how students utilise ... Read more
- German Students Succeed in 2010 DAAD Scholarship Round The German Studies Program is delighted to announce the successful completion of the 2010 DAAD scholarship round. The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) has announced that Monash German Studies students have been awarded a total of nine scholarships in the two categories open to undergraduate ... Read more
- Sacha Cody Area of Study: Chinese It’s now 10 years since Sacha’s first Chinese class at Monash and he says “since then my life has taken a very challenging yet absolutely rewarding direction which would not have been possible without my Chinese language background”. Some of Sacha’s career highlights of the past decade include: 1999 — Studying at Nanjing ... Read more