At Monash, our language programs combine practical language tuition with insights into the culture, literature, philosophy and society, within a European and global context.
You will develop a high level of communicative language competence – from introductory level up to a level of near-native language competence including translation skills and specialised registers – and a critical awareness of fundamental areas that use the language such as literature, film, philosophy, politics, cultural studies and linguistics. There are flexible entry points (beginners, intermediate and proficient), ensuring language study at a level that suits your background.
Through the study of language, history, film, literature, arts, and popular culture, you will be exposed to some of the most influential ideas that have shaped our world, and also the new ideas that are challenging the status quo and imagining a new, sustainable and just world. You will also be able to immerse yourself in the language with opportunities for study abroad and internships in Europe, Latin America and New Caledonia, such as the Sorbonne in Paris or with the Spanish Ministry of Education.
In the European languages program you will develop writing and research skills appropriate to advanced independent study. We prepare our students for life-long learning, both academically and vocationally. Learning pathways extend from first year undergraduate subjects to Honours and beyond.
- Bachelor of Arts (European languages major or minor)
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours Year)
- Diploma of Languages
Master's by coursework
Find out more about the Arts Graduate Research Program.
We welcome applications from prospective PhD and MA students wishing to conduct research relating to European Languages and within the areas of expertise of our staff:
- Modern and contemporary history and culture
- Dictatorships, historical memory and transitions to democracy
- Applied linguistics
- Gender and sexuality
- Theatre and drama
- Transcultural and migration studies, and multiculturalism
- National identities
- Popular culture
- Crime fiction
- Australian Journal of French Studies (AFJS)
- LIMBUS: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural studies
Our academics enjoy strong national and international profiles and pursue global interests. View all staff.