Language electives give you the opportunity to meet your personal language needs, or gain a competitive edge in the global job market. Overseas study tours are available for all languages.
The Chinese language program at RMIT offers a variety of courses to meet students’ professional and personal needs.Find out more Chinese
French Language and Culture
French is spoken on all five continents.Find out more French Language and Culture
Learning German will provide students with a deeper insight into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe’s intellectual and economic life and its culture and history.Find out more German
The Greek language has been in use for thousands of years and made significant contributions to development of many other languages.Find out more Greek
Students with a proficiency in Italian will have the skills to enter the Italian-Australian business community and tourist industries.Find out more Italian
The Japanese language programs enable students to develop strong cross-cultural communication skills and foster a broader engagement with Japanese culture.Find out more Japanese
Acquiring Spanish language skills will enable students to pursue a range of career paths ranging from international trade and commerce, diplomatic corps and education.Find out more Spanish
Frequently asked questions
Which languages are offered at RMIT?
Electives: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, SpanishDiploma of Languages: Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish
Can I study a language at RMIT as part of my Undergraduate (or Postgraduate) degree?
Languages are offered to all RMIT students as an elective. Your program structure informs how many electives you can choose. You can also study a Diploma of Languages as a concurrent or stand alone program.
If I have studied languages at school and/or in other ways, how does it work with my language elective choice?
You will be assessed and placed at the appropriate level for you to continue language studies. Please contact the language coordinator for advice.
I have studied a language up to VCE Year 12, can I continue studying at RMIT?
Yes, if the language is available. Students who have completed language study at VCE should contact the language coordinator for advice.
What do I do if RMIT does not offer a language I want to study or at the levels I want to continue?
RMIT has cross-institutional arrangements with other universities. RMIT students can study languages which are not offered at RMIT, at other universities, and obtain equivalent credit points to their RMIT degree, and vice versa. You will need to gain approval for this from your home institution.
What if I am studying at another university which doesn’t offer the language I want?
With approval from your home university, you can attend RMIT as a cross institutional student to study the language of your choice. Your result at RMIT will then be credited to your degree at your home university. Your government funded place, or your loan, will apply to your studies at RMIT for that course/s only. Cross-
institutional students receive an RMIT student number and have access to all RMIT facilities and resources for their studies.
Can I study overseas?
Yes, study tours and exchange programs are available, depending on the structure of your program.
What are the pathways in this program?
Students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Languages may be eligible to apply for entry and credit into other programs at RMIT, e.g. the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies).