A major in modern languages highlights the importance of cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Bachelor of Arts

Modern Languages

Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan).

We offer some of the major world languages including:

Living in a world of internationalism, cross-cultural understanding is essential for communication and forming valuable relationships.

Modern Language student

A major in modern languages will open doors to international travel and work which will make you highly valuable to employers across almost any industry. Studying a language will give you an edge in international business, finance, marketing and tourism. You will take with you the ability to communicate with a range of people, demonstrate cultural sensitivity and apply critical and analytical thinking skills.

This entertaining and engaging major will give you an appreciation of the culture of your chosen language, allow you to get a taste for the relevant texts and films, and provide an introduction to translation techniques.If you have not studied a language before, you are warmly accommodated. If you studied French or Japanese for the HSC, you can begin your university study at second year level.

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For more information about the Bachelor of Arts program structure, please refer to the handbook.


Meet our student achievers who have studied a major in Modern Languages.

Joel Wagner

Student Profile - Joel Wagner

Still a year and a half away from graduating, Bachelor of Secondary Teaching/Bachelor of Arts student Joel Wagner is now on his second trip to Japan, this time studying for six months at the Nagoya University of Foreign studies.

Read more about Joel