UWA Handbook 2017

Language studies

Achieving fluency in a second language is a rewarding learning experience that has many academic and personal benefits.

You will—

  • gain an understanding of the construction of language that will enhance your oral and written communication;
  • develop valuable critical thinking and cognitive skills;
  • achieve independence and confidence in your ability to analyse information, express yourself and articulate your ideas; and
  • gain exposure to different cultural experiences that will expand your world view and awareness of others.

The ability to communicate in more than one language will also give you a competitive edge in a global and multilingual world.

You can study a language as:

UWA teaches both Modern and Classical languages.

Modern languages: Classical languages:

Study overseas

A Study Abroad or Student Exchange experience will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen language. You will have first-hand experience of another culture and way of life, meet new people and form friendships. This environment will allow you to improve your skills rapidly, gain confidence and fluency in your chosen language and broaden your personal and academic horizons.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students are normally required to take at least one Language Other Than English (LOTE) unit as part of their course requirements.