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Deakin University currently offers three languages vitally important to Australia’s strategic interests: Arabic, Chinese and Indonesian.
You can study a language: as a major or an elective towards your degree. Alternatively, you could consider enrolling in the Diploma of Language which is a part-time program run over three years. The Diploma of Language can also be undertaken concurrently with your principal degree, commencing in the first or second year of study. This will normally add an extra six months or one year to your studies.
The added benefit of a language qualification will open doors to exciting new opportunities and experiences.
Studying a language can give you skills in many areas such as:
As well as improving skills in your native language, learning a new language can:
Areas of study: Arabic; Chinese; Indonesian
Language skills in Arabic, Chinese and Indonesian are increasingly important in diplomacy, defence, security, commerce and trade-related fields; as well as for developing intercultural understanding and a global outlook.
All three languages are strategic in terms of Australia’s interests, and new opportunities for using these languages are expected to emerge in the future in response to our ever-changing world.
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