• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is offered as a Common Option in the School of Language Studies, open to advanced students of French, German, Italian and Spanish and Linguistics, with the aim of offering students a European intercultural perspective. The focus of the course is language and identity, in terms of the role language plays in the shaping of identity. In order to best understand this, we cover topics such as the (multi-)linguistic landscape in Europe; language use and policy across Europe and in the European Union; immigration within Europe, and European immigration across the world (including to Australia).

A weekly common lecture given in English introduces relevant theory and concepts. This is followed by a weekly language-specific tutorial allowing for interpretation and evaluation of the lecture’s content with regard to the specific target language. In a fortnightly intercultural seminar, all language groups merge to exercise the knowledge gained in the language-specific seminars, and students come together to present and discuss their specific findings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand issues pertaining to language and identity in a broad-based European context.
  2. Engage in discussions about cultural, social and linguistic aspects as they pertain across Europe in English and in the target language.
  3. Critically read advanced texts in the target language.
  4. Present coherently, in the target language and in English, on issues relevant to language and identity in Europe.

Indicative Assessment

1 x 10-minute oral presentation, in the target language on a topic related to the target language/culture (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

Students will be required to submit their Microsoft Powerpoint presentation or handouts to the instructor.

1 x 10-minute oral presentation in English, on a topic situating the target language/culture in Europe (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

Students will be required to submit their Microsoft Powerpoint presentation or handouts to the instructor.

1 x 1,500-word essay, in the target language (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

Weekly reading questions and exercises (submitted prior to the weekly tutorial) (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

1 x 1-hour in-class test, in English (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

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13 lectures, 13 language/culture-specific seminars, 6 intercultural seminars, for a total of 2.5 hours per week class time and approximately 7.5 hours per week work outside of class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 6 units of Linguistics (LING) or Language (LANG) course FREN3007 or GERM2106 or ITAL2007 or SPAN3002. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.





Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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