The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian and European languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Language Studies and Spanish.

Asian Languages and Cultures

Study the cultures and languages of the world's biggest, most populous continent, Asia. Become a truly global citizen with the communication skills to bridge cultural and linguistic gaps.

Available subjects

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
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European and Latin American Languages and Cultures

The benefits of learning another language go well beyond just being able to communicate—it actually changes your brain. Study a European language and culture and gain a global perspective.

Available subjects

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Support for your language studies

Learning a language can be challenging (and rewarding!)—but you're not alone. Find out how the Language Learning Centre can support your journey!

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Career spotlight

Victoria's Careers Service Administrator, Rachel, shares her incredible adventure teaching English in Spain and has great advice for students wanting to do the same!

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    PhD student contributes to Anzac Day commemorations

    Anzac Day 2017 commemorations on RNZ National included an interview with School of Languages and Cultures' PhD student, Roger Smith, talking about the MA project he completed last year—a study of the reception in German and English of the 1914 poem by Ernst Lissauer "A Chant of Hate Against England."

  • Dr Emerald King, dressed in a golden robe, with a sword over her white-wigged head, as Kogitsunemaru from Toukenranbu.

    From cosplay champ to guest judge

    Dr Emerald King from the School of Languages and Cultures is the current Madman National Cosplay Champion and was recently a guest judge at the Madman National Cosplay Championship, held at AICon 2017 in Tasmania.

  • Lecturer Marco Sonzogni and postgraduate student Rory McKenzie stand in front of a leafy green backdrop.

    The translation business

    The School of Languages and Cultures and Viclink are working together to transform language skills into a business that could generate jobs for students and add real value for Victoria University.

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