English as a Second Language (ESL)
Established in 1992, our program was one of the first in Australia to offer a range of credit-bearing ESL subjects.
European Studies is an interdisciplinary program exploring the cultures, societies and languages of Europe.
One of the first subjects taught at the University of Melbourne, our French program offers world-class research and teaching in French language and literature studies.
German Studies has a strong reputation in both teaching and research, and an impressive publishing record over a broad range of topics.
Our program explores the significance of gender and sexuality on a range of discourses embedded within culture, identity and global history.
Among the leading programs of its kind in Australia, Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne is also one of the longest running.
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Our Linguistics and Applied Linguistics program is #2 in Australia and #25 in the world (QS rankings 2021).
Part of Australia’s #1 University for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), we offer a full graduate (Masters and PhD) and undergraduate (Major) program in Russian Studies
Spanish and Latin American Studies
Our program offers opportunities to study and undertake independent research projects with innovative scholars working in areas such as Hispanic food studies, Spanish and Latin American cinema, Latin American popular culture studies, and research with Indigenous and Afro-Latin communities.