Learn one of the world's most important languages: Mandarin Chinese. While you develop your communication skills in Chinese, gain insights into Chinese culture, history and society. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to travel overseas, but you can also try out your language skills and improve your command of the language with native speakers.

There are international opportunities ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months. Be it big or small, take the chance to study overseas.

Sarah Whelan

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) and Diploma of Languages Chinese (Mandarin)

Learn the language faster in the real world

Take the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers. In-country language programs are available if you’re studying Chinese as a major sequence.

Chinese courses

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By the time you’ve finished your undergraduate degree, you may have developed a few interesting thoughts of your own you’d like to look into in more detail. A higher degree by research could be for you.

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Recent Deakin research

A study on Australian university students' motivation of learning Chinese

Yuzeng Xu and Guo-qiang Liu examine students’ learning motivation behind Chinese language.

Career opportunities

Careers in this field include work in:

  • community and government organisations
  • community health organisations
  • the communications industry
  • the education sector
  • ethnic affairs associations
  • foreign affairs departments
  • multicultural organisations
  • tourism associations
  • translation services.

Flexible study, no matter your course

In addition to our language Diplomas, languages can be studied as a major or minor sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and as a major within the Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar). On top of this, a language may be able to be studied across many of Deakin’s other courses.

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