Travel and study overseas or in Aboriginal Australia
A knowledge of languages other than English equips you to travel and experience other cultures in a more profound way. As part of your studies, you will also have opportunities to travel and learn languages through In-Country Placement programs, study tours and language intensive studies. Learning a language through ‘in-country’ immersion is an enjoyable way to learn a language and can be a great way to learn faster by providing you with opportunities for practice beyond the classroom.
Develop critical thinking and analysis
Studying a language opens up new neural pathways and hones your critical thinking and analytical skills by gaining an insight into a new language. It makes you a more effective thinker by appreciating difference and ways of working together to achieve positive outcomes with those who may come from a different linguistic background.
Cross-cultural insights and skills
Studying a language at CDU enhances your understanding of different cultures and ways of working, equipping you with the skills you need to work in culturally diverse workplaces. We place a strong emphasis on improving a student’s capacity to communicate on a practical level and to develop an understanding of the relevant socio-cultural context of the language you are learning. You will emerge with practical skills not only in language but also in how to work with culturally diverse communities.