Spanish is the official language of 21 countries of the world, including Spain and the nations of Central and South America. After Chinese, it is the largest world language in terms of the number of native speakers.

Spanish at Deakin is offered as a Major sequence structure for beginners, with no prior study of the language or cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Diploma of LanguageCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of International StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study Spanish at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

The histories and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world are diverse, rich and varied, and reflect different regions and populations the world. The popular culture of Spanish-speaking countries is extremely dynamic and encompasses the arts, sports, film and television, and the media. For this reason, the study of Spanish can open doors to new experiences and interests that are not accessible without a knowledge of the language and culture, and can also be an important asset in many careers and fields of study.

Learn from the best

Apart from our range of innovative courses, vibrant campuses and our outstanding services and facilities, students tell us that the thing they notice most about Deakin is its supportive and friendly environment study. Our staff are knowledgeable and approachable, and our services include many clubs and societies that will enable you to expand your interests and make new friends.

International Partnerships

The newly established Spanish Program at Deakin is currently setting up exciting links with institutions in Latin America and Spain.

In the near future, students will have the option of completing intensive in-country units of study at both second and third-year levels. On completion of in-country units students will receive 2 credit points towards the major sequence. Currently, Deakin University has partnerships with important universities in a range of Spanish-speaking countries.

Career Opportunities

Acquiring Spanish language skills, and knowledge of the cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world, will enhance graduates' profiles in the global job market. Spanish enables students to pursue career paths in a range of industries, including:

  • Foreign affairs departments, intelligence and security organisations
  • Local government and community-based organisations
  • Trade, commerce
  • Media and communications industry
  • Travel and tourism
  • Education sector and translation services
  • Health organisations
  • Police/military
  • IT and engineering

What our students say about studying Spanish

Learning different languages is not only fun, but it really challenges you and the skills you learn are very helpful in the future. I knew very little about Spanish and South-American cultures before taking these units, and now I feel as though there's another world to be discovered.

James, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

I was expecting to learn a lot and have fun doing it and that's exactly what the Spanish units turned out to be; they were everything I was expecting plus so much more!

Annabelle, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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