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Some people have a gift for speaking foreign languages, and remembering vocabulary and tenses with ease. If that's you, a language degree at Griffith could be the first step to turning your talent into a career.
In today's globalised society, the ability to communicate in other languages can be an invaluable help in a variety of occupations.
When you study a language at Griffith, you'll develop a solid understanding of how it functions and how it's used in society. You'll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen language through study tours and overseas exchanges—refining your skills and expanding your cultural understanding.
Study languages at Griffith
The world of communication opens up for you
Language skills can add an important extra dimension to your resume, and our program prepares you for success in an increasingly multilingual global arena. At Griffith, you'll have the opportunity to develop proficiency in the language of your choice. We offer studies in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, International English and Spanish. You can also study French, German, Korean, Indonesian, Modern Greek and Russian through cross-institutional study.
You'll also explore English from a cross-cultural perspective, as well as developing an understanding of the national languages of Southeast Asia such as Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Korean.
Start communicating from your first class
Studying at Griffith is the next best thing to learning in the country of origin. Our award winning lecturers are language experts with years of teaching experience. You'll learn and quickly grow your skills in an interactive, lively classroom setting.
Study trips and exchanges make the world your classroom
Griffith offers flexible and international learning experiences. Short study trips or guided exchange trips will heighten your appreciation of other cultures. You can also spend up to a year studying and travelling in another country, while earning credit through Griffith's Global Mobility program.
From Ipswich schoolboy to Chinese talk show host and Internet pop sensation, the journey to international stardom is a dream come true for Griffith University languages graduate Harry Harding. Harry has been working as a journalist and a presenter at GDTV World channel in Guangzhou, South China for the past three years, where he hosts a talk show, a travel show and a documentary program. Such is Harry's prodigious talent that rival Hong Kong-based stations HKSTV has poached him, offering him a new position as a television presenter.
'Griffith gave me the language and communication skills to tackle this enormous challenge and communicate effectively with guests and co-workers from all different backgrounds and cultures,' he said.
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|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of International Business||Gold Coast
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|Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics||Nathan
|Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics (Honours)||Nathan
|Diploma of Languages||Gold Coast
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Language proficiency gives you an edge in a competitive job market
Griffith graduates use their language skills to find rewarding employment across the world, in
- Education and teaching
- Translation and interpreting
- Publishing and journalism
- Advertising and public relations
- International business
- The arts
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