Teaching languages


Explore a wide range of language teaching methodologies and principles to develop strategies for effective assessment and evaluation.

Get work-ready

Expand your teaching career options with a languages specialisation as part of your teaching degree at Deakin. Our practical and applied approach to learning means you'll graduate with the confidence and specialist knowledge to be able to effectively teach a language other than English.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

Our teaching courses are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). If you choose a languages specialisation, you’ll gain innovative insights into the theory, research and practice of contemporary languages education in global contexts, for both experienced languages educators and teachers who are new to the languages discipline.

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Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.

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I admire how Deakin endeavours to create globally conscious citizens. Indonesian language study and the engagement with Indonesia has become an integral part of my life.

Jessica Lundie

Teaching graduate | Head of Language and Indonesian Language Teacher


We have developed strong partnerships with education communities, governments and industry partners, including the Department of Education and Training (DET), Community Languages Australia, the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria (MLTAV), and Teaching Academies and Alliances. We have well-established links with universities and research institutions in Australia and overseas, particularly in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL) is a research group within the TESOL/languages team, which both develops these connections and serves as a forum for our postgraduate research students and their work.

Learn from the best

Deakin’s languages education team has a breadth of expertise in language teaching and learning, including experience in a wide range of cultural contexts. They are all active researchers in the field, and have a strong commitment to languages education in intercultural contexts, both nationally and internationally.

Research with us

If you have unique insights, skills and experiences to bring to languages education, take on a higher degree by research with us.

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