European Language, Culture and Translation Studies
Become a bilingual citizen of the world at WA’s largest European language teaching centre
Immerse yourself in European languages and culture, and discover more about how we can communicate between languages.
Our students learn to see the world through new languages, become bilingual citizens of the world and move between cultures with ease. They learn to translate words and ideas between the European languages and cultures of French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Our teaching and research encompass the ways different languages and cultures have shaped modern Australia, and explore how the literature, history, film and art of European societies open up new understandings of what it is to be human and to function in human societies.
We offer 10 languages for study
The largest European language teaching centre in WA
Award-winning teachers, students and alumni
Our research projects
As the largest provider of language studies in WA, our research examines the political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary Europe with a particular focus on the French, German, Italian and Spanish languages. We learn about the intricacies of language and language history, and aim to drive our students to success.
Translation and Inter-Cultural Research Cluster
The Translation and Inter-Cultural Research Cluster (TICRC) at The University of Western Australia was founded in June 2013. It represents an inter-school research initiative based in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education and aligns within the strategic development plan of the Faculty and the University to achieve international research excellence in the Arts and Humanities.
The strategic development of TICRC aims to serve two main purposes:
- It aims to promote research on contemporary language and cultural studies by drawing upon UWA’s research and teaching expertise on Southeast Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, English and Cultural Studies, European Languages and Studies, Linguistics, Sociology and Anthology, Natural Language Engineering and Computing Sciences.
- It offers a much-needed platform for UWA’s research of and international collaboration on translation and inter-cultural studies to advance understanding of social and cultural issues of contemporary significance such as translation and multilingualism, migration, cross-national identity construction and cross-cultural strategic communications.
European Languages and Studies courses
Ciao Italia: Italian Studies students win trip to Italy
It’s a case of celebrazione for two UWA Italian Studies student competition winners who are now getting the chance to ‘practise with the locals’ on Italian soil after winning the top prize in a challenge organised by the Italian Consulate in Perth.Read more
Community program and volunteers
We have an active program for European Languages and Studies within the community. We are currently seeking volunteers in the following three areas:
- Foreign language speakers for out-of-class language practice.
- Promotion of languages at university events and school visits.
- Guest speakers who use languages in their professional lives.
If you would like to get involved, contact Professor John Kinder.
We have a generous range of European language and studies scholarships that enable students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to focus on their studies.
- Sedgwick Languages Scholarship
- Centenary Trust for Women (CTW) Elizabeth Sarfaty Scholarship in Arts
- Stephen Dornan Scholarship in Undergraduate French Studies
- Leon Tauman Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in French Studies
- I. and B. Jackson Postgraduate French Studies Scholarship
- Rene Levy Memorial Fund (French)
- Nicolas Baudin Program: "Internship in France" initiative
- Caterina and Pasqualino Strano Memorial Scholarship in Italian Language
View full scholarship information.
History research at UWA explores the past to illuminate the present and gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
Linguistics at UWA aims to grow language understanding and skills, as well as complement other areas of study where language plays a role.
English and Literary Studies
English and literary research in the School of Humanities investigates how we manufacture meaning through novels, poems, plays, film and television.