What's in a language?

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

An opportunity for high school (years 9-12) students to visit Australia's #1 university for modern languages*

Bring along your students to experience learning languages at ANU.  

This event gives high school students from the ACT the opportunity to come onto campus to get an engaging, interactive and first-hand taste of University language studies.

The day will feature both short presentations from our leading experts in languages and interactive language activities. The full breadth of languages available at ANU including Asian, Modern European, Ancient, and Middle Eastern languages will be showcased. There will be a student exchange panel, and some contextual mini lectures on topical issues related to the regions of focus. Our language students and clubs will also be there to speak first-hand about studying a language at ANU. Lunch will also be provided.

Registrations are essential. Please register your school's intention to attend this event.  

A draft timetable is listed below:



10 - 10.40am

Welcome to languages at ANU

Session 1

10.45 - 11.15am

Try an Asian language

Session 2

11.20 - 11.50am

Try a European language

11:50am - 12:50pm

LUNCHLanguages marketplace

Session 3

12.50pm - 1.20pm

Try something new

Session 4

1:25pm - 2.05pm

Contextual sessions

2.10 - 2.50pm

Student exchange panel



ANU is ranked number one in Australia for Modern Languages*, and we teach more languages than any other university in Australia. There is simply no better place in the country for students to continue or commence language learning into their university studies!

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015