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Bachelor of Languages

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el

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Deutsch? Vi?t? Latinum? Nipponjin?

The ANU Bachelor of Languages prepares you to thrive in our increasingly multilingual and international age.

Your language education experience is designed to engage you with the structural, grammatical and idiomatic components of your chosen language or languages. This is further contextualised using cultural, social and historical concepts, issues and topics.

Exciting opportunities exist for you to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture through study abroad. With our flexible program you can also extend other minor language subjects into a major.

So what are you waiting for? Allons nous!

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find work in diplomacy, trade, defence, translation, journalism, language analysis, language teaching, tourism, trade and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Languages enables students to:

  • communicate proficiently and confidently in at least one language
  • identify the structure and uses of languages studied
  • recognise and contrast the societies and cultures of the languages chosen, and their socio-historical context
  • construct a global schema of the connections between the languages studied and their geographical, social and cultural origins
  • recognise the importance and value of intercultural communication.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$28,608.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Languages requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from completion of one of the following language majors:

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Korean Language

Latin

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

24 units from completion of one of the following language minors, which must be in a different language to the major:

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Spanish Studies

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

Classical Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Japanese Linguistics

Korean Language

Latin

Russian

Persian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses in the Linguistics major

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses in any of the following majors:

Asian Studies

Contemporary Europe

English

International Communication

Latin American Studies

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Pacific Studies

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

For information about honours, please see the School of Language Studies Honours website.

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Linguistics Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units LANG Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Minor 2000 level Course 6 units LANG Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full time (144 units) - 4 courses per semester (24 units)
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
One of the following language majors (48 units):
•    Ancient Greek
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Korean Language
•    Latin
•    Persian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish Language
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
One of the following language minors (24 units):
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    Ancient Greek
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    Classical Chinese
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Japanese Linguistics
•    Korean Language
•    Latin
•    Russian
•    Persian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
Compulsory course - LING1001 - Introduction to the Study of Language (6 units)
One 6 unit course from the Linguistics major (in addition to LING1001)
12 units from any of the following subject areas (in addition to the requirements from the above):
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    ARAB - Arabic
•    ARTH - Art History
•    ASIA - Asian Studies
•    BURM - Burmese
•    CHIN - Chinese
•    CLAS - Classics
•    EURO - European Studies
•    FILM - Film Studies
•    FREN - French
•    GERM - German
•    HIND - Hindi
•    HIST - History
•    INDN - Indonesian
•    ITAL - Italian
•    JPNS - Japanese
•    JAVA - Javanese
•    KORE - Korean
•    LANG - Language Studies
•    LAOT - Laotian
•    LING - Linguistics
•    MEAS - Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
•    PASI - Pacific Languages
•    PERS - Persian
•    PHIL - Philosophy
•    POLS - Political Science
•    RUSS - Russian
•    SKRT - Sanskrit
•    SPAN - Spanish
•    SOCY - Sociology
•    TETM - Tetum
•    THAI - Thai 
•    TURK - Turkish
•    URDU - Urdu
•    VIET - Vietnamese
Eight Electives from across the ANU  (48 units)

Double degree

•    This degree requires 96 units
•    A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
One of the following language majors (48 units):
•    Ancient Greek
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Korean Language
•    Latin
•    Persian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish Language
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
One of the following language minors (24 units):
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    Ancient Greek
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    Classical Chinese
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Japanese Linguistics
•    Korean Language
•    Latin
•    Russian
•    Persian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
Compulsory course - LING1001 - Introduction to the Study of Language (6 units)
One 6 unit course from the Linguistics major (in addition to LING1001)
12 units from any of the following subject areas (in addition to the requirements from the above):
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    ARAB - Arabic
•    ARTH - Art History
•    ASIA - Asian Studies
•    BURM - Burmese
•    CHIN - Chinese
•    CLAS - Classics
•    EURO - European Studies
•    FILM - Film Studies
•    FREN - French
•    GERM - German
•    HIND - Hindi
•    HIST - History
•    INDN - Indonesian
•    ITAL - Italian
•    JPNS - Japanese
•    JAVA - Javanese
•    KORE - Korean
•    LANG - Language Studies
•    LAOT - Laotian
•    LING - Linguistics
•    MEAS - Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
•    PASI - Pacific Languages
•    PERS - Persian
•    PHIL - Philosophy
•    POLS - Political Science
•    RUSS - Russian
•    SKRT - Sanskrit
•    SPAN - Spanish
•    SOCY - Sociology
•    TETM - Tetum
•    THAI - Thai 
•    TURK - Turkish
•    URDU - Urdu
•    VIET - Vietnamese

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Languages degree program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take one language major (8 courses), one language minor (4 courses), take two courses from the Linguistics major, one of which must be LING1001 and take two courses (12 units) from the following subject areas - Ancient History, Arabic, Art History Asian Studies, Burmese, Chinese, Classics, European Studies, Film Studies, French, German, Hindi, History, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Language Studies, Laotian, Linguistics, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Pacific Languages, Persian, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tetum, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Languages degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Bachelor of Languages degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take one language major (8 courses), one language minor (4 courses), take two courses from the Linguistics major, one of which must be LING1001 and take two courses (12 units) from the following subject areas - Ancient History, Arabic, Art History Asian Studies, Burmese, Chinese, Classics, European Studies, Film Studies, French, German, Hindi, History, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Language Studies, Laotian, Linguistics, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Pacific Languages, Persian, Philosophy, Political Science, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tetum, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen language major
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen language minor
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Bachelor of Languages half of the double degree

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You will need to enrol in:
Courses for both First Semester and Second Semester
Two 1000-level courses (12 units) from one of the language majors (if your chosen major is Chinese or Japanese, you will need to enrol in the four courses (24 units) in your first year).
Two 1000-level courses from one of the language minors
LING1001 - Introduction to the Study of Language
Two 1000-level elective courses (except if you are enrolling in Chinese or Japanese (12 units)

I have chosen a major (other than Chinese or Japanese) from the approved above list. How do I choose the two 1000-level courses for my major?
•    All of these approved majors have only two 1000-level courses available, one in First Semester and one in Second Semester. You should enrol in both of these courses.  If you have studied a language previously you will need to take a Language Placement Test before enrolling in your chosen language for 2014.

If I have chosen to complete a Chinese major or Japanese major, how do I choose the four 1000-level courses for my major?
For a Chinese major you should enrol in:
•    CHIN1012 - Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken Chinese in First Semester
•    CHIN1013 - Modern Chinese 1B: Written Chinese in First Semester
•    CHIN2022 - Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken Chinese in Second Semester
•    CHIN2023 - Modern Chinese 2B: Written Chinese in Second Semester

For a Japanese major you should enrol in:
•    JPNS1012 - Spoken Japanese 1 in First Semester
•    JPNS1014 - Written Japanese A in First Semester
•    JPNS1013 - Spoken Japanese 2 in Second Semester
•    JPNS1015 - Written Japanese B in Second Semester
(If you have studied Chinese or Japanese previously you will need to take a Language Placement Test to determine the level of courses you should enrol in for 2014)

How do I choose 1000-level courses for my minor?
If your chosen language minor has 1000-level courses listed, you should choose these courses; typically there will be no choice as there are only two 1000-level courses offered.
If you have studied a language previously you will need to take a Language Placement Test to determine the level of courses you should enrol in for 2014.

Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in courses for a language major, a language minor, and the compulsory course LING1001, you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major you should choose electives

Study Options

Bachelor of Languages - Single Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Languages.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Coure 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Art Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units

Bachelor of Languages - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

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Contact students.CASS@anu.edu.au

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