In-Country Language Programs

In-Country Language programs are available to students completing a major sequence in either Arabic, Chinese of Indonesian.

In-Country Language programs provide a 'total immersion' experience, offering second, third and advanced level students the opportunity to spend between six and eight weeks studying the respective language and culture in its own environment.

The programs enable students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar, based on what they have learned previously.

By living and interacting with the community around them, students develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken.

Students gain academic credit for their participation.

In-Country Programs are open to students who have completed specified pre-requisite units, as well as non-Deakin students (by cross-institutional enrolment).

If you are interested in applying for an In-Country Program in 2015, please attend an information session in July 2015.


Chinese dance

Chinese program

Nanjing Normal University, China

Applications for Trimester 3 2015 program will open in August 2015.

Information session for Chinese In-Country: Wednesday 29 July 2015.

  • Non-background speakers (AIC287 and AIC388): 12:00-12:50PM. 
  • Background speakers (AIC390): 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Sessions will be held at:

Burwood Corporate Centre (BC - level 2). Report to reception and ask for room number.

Geelong Waurn Ponds: ic1.108.

Program director: Associate Professor Guo-Qiang Liu
(03) 9244 3945 or guo-qiang.liu@deakin.edu.au

Bali Huts

Indonesian program

Universitas Islam Negeri Malang, Indonesia

Applications for Trimester 3 2015 program will open in August 2015.

Program director: Associate Professor Ismet Fanany
(03) 9244 3936 or ismet.fanany@deakin.edu.au

Oman boat scene

Arabic program

Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic to Non-native Speakers, in Manah, Oman

Next offering of program Trimester 3, 2016. Not offered in 2015.

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