A new ANU Diploma of Languages will kick off in 2013, offering students better access to 17 languages at ANU, some not taught anywhere else in Australia. The Diploma will be jointly run by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, which combines excellence in research and teaching in linguistics, modern European, Middle Eastern and Classical languages and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, home to over 100 academics who are dedicated to investigating and learning about the people and languages of the Asia and Pacific region.
Languages available in the new Diploma are: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese. In all, 27 languages are now available across the University, including 11 that are rarely seen by students at other universities. That list of 11 includes: Cantonese, Javanese, Tetum, Turkish and Vietnamese.