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
- 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, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics? There are Read more
- Part of the privilege of working or studying at a research university is that we become integrated into a diverse and vigorous community of learning. In the spirit of fostering and celebrating our shared commitment to research in LLCL, lecturing staff and Honours students in the school come together every fortnight during semester to share short presentations about our work Read more
- The School of Languages, Literatures, 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 LLCL How to apply for: Arts Graduate Coursework programs Arts Graduate Research programs Read more
- The School of Languages, Literatures, 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 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