Bachelor of Languages
Translate knowledge and culture
Do you have a passion for languages? Are you fascinated by their complexity and deep entwinement with culture? Do you want to travel and connect in richer ways?
In a changing world, the study of languages has never been more relevant.
What will you do?
Our Bachelor of Languages is interactive and immersive. Whether you’ve studied a language to Year 12 level (or equivalent) or are just setting out on your language journey, we offer different streams to cater to your level of knowledge. You will:
- develop proficiency in one or more languages
- enhance your knowledge of the cultures they originate from
- heighten your awareness of language systems
- understand language’s role in society
- build a greater appreciation of cultural diversity.
Our majors are:
- Chinese Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Modern Greek Studies
- Spanish Studies.
You can also minor in Linguistics.
Where could it take you?
Language graduates have an upper hand in all sorts of exciting careers. You could find work as a foreign service officer in embassies, resolving international conflicts. You might translate for politicians or celebrities. You could become a professional linguist or help migrants access support.
The campus provides a mix of the historical and contemporary, combining old sandstone buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
Application Processing Time in Days: 10
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
There are three key steps you will need to take when addressing the selection criteria in any University of Adelaide job application:
- Create a new document. Your statement addressing the position’s specified selection criteria should be separate from your cover letter and resume.
- List each criterion separately. Give each a title, using exactly the same wording as appears on the Position Description (e.g. Excellent verbal communication skills).
- Address each criterion. Under each heading, write two short paragraphs explaining how your experience, skills, education and training equip you to meet that specific requirement. Dot points are also acceptable.
Please note that failing to submit a statement addressing the selection criteria could result in your application not being considered.
Some helpful writing tips
There are a number of steps you can take when putting together your responses to increase their clarity and impact.
- Give details of one or two specific things you’ve done that are good examples of the relevant experience or knowledge required. For example: ‘I was responsible for organising an event attended by… This involved…'
- Preface these examples with a short overview that shows you appreciate the relevance of the specific criterion.
- Quantify your experience (number of years worked, staff supervised, etc.). For example: ‘I delivered a presentation to an industry forum with an audience of 80 people.’
- Where possible, indicate how successfully you meet the criterion. You could do this by referring to feedback from others, or things you've set up that are still being used. For example: ‘A report I wrote about… was endorsed by the… Committee and circulated to all stakeholders for discussion.
You could also consider using the STAR method as a structural framework when describing examples of your work. This involves describing, in the order listed here, the:
- situation you faced
- task required, and desired outcome
- action you took to complete the task
- results you achieved, and lessons you learned.
The ability to communicate in another language is an asset in a range of occupations and industries such as interpreter/translator, linguist, public servant, foreign affairs, government officer, tutor, humanitarian/aid worker. It's a valuable addition to other professional interests, but it's also a great asset in its own right!
The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
Deep discipline knowledge
Critical thinking and problem solving
Teamwork and communication skills
Career and leadership readiness
Intercultural and ethical competency
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
If you maintain a high GPA, you will have the opportunity take part in an internship in your third year with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career
Language Recovery Program Officer, Cultural Heritage Officer, UN Human Rights Officer, Indigenous Language Revitalisation Project Officer, Workplace Relations Officer, Diplomat, Interpreter / Translator, Linguist, Broadcaster, Diplomatic corps, Education Coordinator, Public Servant, Quarantine Officer, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Teacher, Hospitality, Tourism, Translator, Information Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Aid Agency Employee
The additional year of post study work rights is not available to international students studying in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Bachelor Degree or Masters by Coursework Degree - 2 years - 3 years (Adelaide)
Masters by Research - 3 years - 4 years (Adelaide)
PhD qualification - 4 years - 5 years (Adelaide)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CBSE, New Delhi), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu State Board Examination and Telangana State Board Examination.
Best three subjects, excluding language and non-academic subjects.
You must have completed at least one year at your home institution, however you are able to apply following one semester
You must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 on the US scale or equivalent
You must meet the English Language requirements
IELTS - Overall band score of at least 6.5 Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 6.0
TOEFL (paper based) - Total score of 577, Test of Written English (TWE) 4.5
TOEFL (internet based) - Total score of 79 Writing 21 Speaking 18 Reading and Listening 13
Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58, Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 50
Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) - Overall score of 176 Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 169
International Qualifications One foreign language other than English at SACE level or equivalent
- Course Code: 075310K
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD