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Studying the Korean language as well as its history, politics, security, economy, culture and society provides students with a deeper understanding of the issues pertaining to the Korean peninsula and its neighboring countries.


The study of Japanese language and society gives the individual insight not only into a deep and diverse culture but also provides important contrasts when considering various nations' roles in the Asia-Pacific region.


Italy's language and culture have been of great significance for centuries and in recent times Italy has become one of the world's leading industrial and economic powers.


Based on Malay, Indonesian is closely related to the national languages of three other Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore, thus giving access to more than 200 million people on Australia's doorstep.


Hebrew is one of the oldest languages in the world, having been spoken from about 1200 BCE to the present day in Israel and has had an enormous impact on Western culture most particularly through what is commonly called the Old Testament.


German has more than 100 million native speakers and is the third most popular foreign language world-wide. German Studies provides an intimate study environment with enthusiastic and student-focussed talented teaching staff who have a wide range of in-depth knowledge of German language, literature, history and culture.


French is one of the world's major international languages spoken by over 250 million people in 43 countries, on all five continents. Accessing these global networks of French speakers can enhance and extend careers in international relations, development studies, business, science and the arts.

English Language

English Language Studies is concerned with the English Language in all its aspects including its structure, its diversity, how it changes and evolves, and how people learn and make use of it to communicate in a range of social situations and communication modes.


Currently Mandarin is spoken by more than 1 billion people around the world, representing about one fifth of the global population. It is one of the world's most commonly used languages, second only to English. Studies of Chinese culture and language can help you make your communication more effective and open many opportunities in a globalised world.


Arabic is currently the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world, with about 230 million people speaking it as their first language. Australia itself has a sizeable Arabic-speaking community. Arabic is also the liturgical language of Islam studied by many millions of non-Arab Muslims around the world.