Learn more about living when you learn a language online
Learning a language isn’t just about memorising vocabulary, studying grammar and making sense of new sounds. It’s about immersing yourself in another culture. When you find new ways to communicate, the world opens, and you start to see and do things differently.
We’ve partnered with leading Australian universities to offer you the choice to study the language you want, and the flexibility to study how you want:
Get multicultural and multilingual. Communicate with confidence in your chosen language—and pick up a culture’s history and politics along the way.
Fire up your brain, and your career
While we may not have the brain plasticity of a child, it’s absolutely possible to pick up a second (or third, or fourth) language as an adult. Speaking a second language can enhance your career opportunities, and amp up your general brain-power.
If you’re looking to work overseas, or for a multinational within Australia, a second language can really give your CV a boost. Don’t worry if you’re not word perfect when you graduate—employers are looking for conversational ability too. If there’s a particular country or region you’d love to work in, picking up one of the local languages is a smart idea.
When you speak a new language, you also challenge your brain to negotiate a new system. It’s great for problem solving, building your communication skills, and exercising your ability to multi-task.
National languages of Asia
Burmese – the official language of Myanmar
Gamilaraay - an Indigenous Australian language
Hindi - the official language of India
Japanese - the official language of Japan
Mongolian - the official language of Mongolia
Persian - the mother tongue of more than 150 million people in the Middle East
Tetum – a language of Timor-Leste
Thai – the national and official language of Thailand
Tibetan – a language of Tibet
Tok Pisin - an official language of Papua New Guinea
Classical and ancient languages
Greek - ancient Greek language studies
Hebrew - the classical Hebrew language
Latin - a classical language
How it works
Browse, compare, then enrol
Weave one or more languages into your degree, or study a language as a single subject. Our student advisors are ready to help you with study planning. To make sure you’re studying at the right level, you might need to take a quiz before your uni finalises your enrolment.
Work out your finances
During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.
Get credit for your success
Start with the basics in a beginner’s undergraduate level I class. Then build your language skills with intermediate level II and III classes. Progress, delve deeper and specialise with postgraduate language subjects.
Why study online through OUA?
Find the right course for you
We can guide you in your selection from 350+ degrees, and 1,870+ subjects, from leading Australian unis.
Start studying, regardless of history
We offer single undergraduate subjects from full degrees without any entry requirements.
Gain credit towards your degree
Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish faster.
Graduate with a degree from a leading uni
Enrol through us, and graduate with exactly the same university degree as on-campus students.
Feel supported from start to finish
Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.