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Whether you are a fluent speaker or have never studied a language before, the University of Adelaide offers you the opportunity to extend or begin your studies in a variety of languages.

The languages we offer are:

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Chinese French German Indonesian* Italian* Japanese Modern

*These languages are taught by Flinders University staff as part of an arrangement between the two Universities.

Why Should I Study a Language?

The benefits to be gained from adding a language skill to your chosen field of study are substantial. Not only do language students have a more rounded educational experience, some of the practical and cultural benefits are:

  • enhanced employment prospects
  • the possibility of studying in your chosen field overseas
  • the possibility of competing for overseas study scholarships
  • access to resources and materials published in a foreign language
  • the possibility of interacting with students in other countries studying in the same area
  • greater understanding of people of other cultures through insights into their ways of thinking and cultural and linguistic practices.

How Can I Study a Language?

There are three ways in which you can undertake language study:

How do I enrol in Language courses?

If you are studying a language other than Indonesian, Italian and Modern Greek, you can enrol as per normal via Access Adelaide. If you wish to study a Diploma in Langauges, please apply for the Diploma prior to enrolling.

  • Enrolment in Indonesian, Italian and Modern Greek

    Please note that Italian, Modern Greek and Indonesian are taught by Flinders University staff as part of an arrangement between the two Universities. Classes are held at the University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus, except for some Indonesian classes which are held in Victoria Square or at Bedford Park. Students wishing to undertake these languages must enrol as a cross-institutional student via Flinders.

    Enrol as a Cross-Institutional Student

  • Apply for the Diploma in Languages

    The Diploma in Languages is available to:

    • Domestic students who are completing an undergraduate, postgraduate or combined degree at the University of Adelaide
    • Domestic students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or combined degree at another recognised tertiary institution
    • Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or permanent Australian visa holders, who have been awarded an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution

    See our Diploma FAQs to find out more about the Diploma in Languages.

    Apply for the Diploma

    If you have any questions about the Diploma in Languages, please contact us for further information.




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