The Diploma of Languages will prepare you for the increasingly multilingual and international life of the 21st century. You will be taken on a language learning journey that engages you with the written, oral and cultural aspects of your chosen language.
The ANU offers a wide selection of languages for you to study, many of which are not available at other universities in Australia. The principal languages available for the Diploma include Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. You can complete the Diploma by doing the equivalent of a major in one language (8 courses), or, for those who have prior learning, by doing an Advanced minor (4 courses) in one language as well as either a second minor (4 courses) in another language or four other language-related courses from those listed under the Program Requirements.
You can study the Diploma either alongside a current degree or, if you have a previous degree, as a ‘standalone’ program.
1 year full-time (FT)* or usually 3-4 years part-time (PT).
*Completion on a full-time basis is also possible in limited cases if students have the required language competency upon commencement.