Discover the new and exciting Languages and Linguistics major in the Bachelor of Arts at JCU. Find out more


James Cook University is offering a new and exciting opportunity to study languages and linguistics.

The Languages and Linguistics major introduces you to the analysis of human speech through the study of the major languages spoken near Australia: Chinese, French, Indonesian, and Tok Pisin. As you learn to speak a new language, you will also study the principles of linguistic analysis.

Who can study Language and Linguistics?

Language and Linguistics subjects are available to anyone with the desire to study languages and/or linguistics, as electives in another course or within the Bachelor of Arts specialisation in another major.

You don't need to be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts to study Languages and

Linguistics subjects. Individual subjects are available to those who:

  • are interested in learning one or more of the languages that JCU offers
  • who wish to start learning the foundations of linguistics
  • who wish to enrol in language subjects as part of/or in addition to their current course at JCU or another Australian university.

Not everyone has the same time frame for their studies, you can choose what works for you by pursuing your Languages and Linguistics subjects externally (online).

In an ever-changing world that depends on international connections, the JCU Languages and Linguistics major has never been more relevant.

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For more information and enrolment, please email the CASE Services on: