Our School is an internationally recognised hub for teaching and research in modern European languages and cultures, and in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English as a Second Language and Language Testing.
Our Language programs combine best practice in learning languages at all levels with leading research in key areas for deeper cultural understanding and communication. We work closely with other programs in the Faculty of Arts and the rest of the University to connect languages into all degrees via breadth or the Diploma of Languages.
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Our linguistics focus promotes working together in language teaching, learning and assessment strategies, drawing on the expertise of our Linguistics and Applied Linguistics discipline area and our research centres and units. We also provide a focal point for reflection and research in all areas of linguistics, and in the interface between language and culture.
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Learn about our research centres, hubs and units
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
The centre is investigating language as a diverse, dynamic and evolving organism that interacts with our perceptual processes in ingenious ways.
- Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC)
The LTRC at the University of Melbourne has become an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation.
- Research Hub for Language in Forensic Evidence
We serve as a national hub coordinating research involving linguistics, law, and law enforcement.
- Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL)
RUIL works with Indigenous communities across Australia and the region to expand and strengthen Indigenous language research.
- Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC)
RUMACCC conducts research in Australian and international contexts into all aspects of the maintenance and development of bi- and multilingualism.
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Horwood Recording Studio
Need to record interviews or voiceover work? Find out more about hiring our studio. The aim of the Horwood recording studio is to make sure that you can record in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No matter what your idea, please contact us to see how we can assist you.
Language Placement Testing
Enrolling in a language subject for the first time? Take our online test first to help determine which level is suitable for you.
The Secret Life of Language
The Secret Life of Language is a podcast series from the studios of the School of Languages and Linguistics. In the podcasts we dive into the cultures, arts and histories that underpin and inform the world's diverse languages.
Studying or teaching VCE French, German or Italian? Purchase our kits to help prepare for VCE exams.
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