At the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, we teach a variety of languages, literary texts and cultures, and we conduct research into the authors, writings and societies that use these languages and literary forms and are shaped by them. Students who study with us acquire and develop a range of skills – speaking, listening and understanding, reading and writing other languages, as well as English literary criticism, scholarship and creative writing. But our students receive much more than that. They gain access to the worlds of culture, new languages and new writings.
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), seven European (Catalan, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish and Ukrainian) as well as English as an International Language. We also offer courses and a major in Literary Studies (taught in English) with streams in Literatures in English, Creative Writing, and International Literatures.
Our students receive an opportunity to participate, with their teachers, in the pursuit of knowledge about particular languages, literatures and cultures, and about linguistics, literature and culture in general.
Areas of Study
The School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics offers undergraduate study opportunities in the following areas of study:
- Chinese Studies
- English as an International Language
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Literary Studies
- Modern Greek Studies
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Translation and Interpreting Studies
- Ukrainian Studies
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