About the school
The School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne was created in 1993 as the vehicle for providing excellence in language teaching and learning, and for ensuring wider access, across the University community, to high level competency in languages and cultures. Its organisational structure, in close association with the Asia Institute, and its outreach to the rest of the University through the Diploma in Languages are widely seen as models of best practice in the Australian system.
Drawing on the expertise of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC), the Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL), Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross Cultural Communication (RUMACCC), and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language the school promotes working together in language teaching, learning and assessment strategies. The School also provides a focal point for reflection and research in all areas of linguistics, and in the interface between language and culture.