Established in 1934, IML-UQ serves the community by facilitating language learning and cross-cultural communication. Over the years it has sought to develop strategies to reach out to students in order to enrich their experience of learning another language. We meet the language service needs of the corporate sector, small businesses, government departments and community organisations. We seek to fulfil the original aspiration of the University of Queensland Senate to give more adults the chance to deepen their lives by bringing them into the university community via language courses open to the public. We also provide a vehicle for UQ students to remain connected with its alumni in a meaningful way over the decades in which they are no longer engaged in more formal study.

The Institute of Modern Languages is Queensland’s leading language services provider offering language courses for all in over 30 languages using a communicative approach to teaching and learning.  All four skill areas are covered: learn to speak, listen, read and write for applications in authentic situations where a collaborative team effort is encouraged in class. Cultural segments are integrated with the language acquisition program focusing on general background studies pertaining to the countries and peoples where the targeted language is in use.

Language Courses For Everyone

We believe education is a life long journey. Everyone can join our global voyage. Whether you want to travel the world, learn to speak a language, follow new interests or maintain your language skills, IML gives you that opportunity in over 80 courses in 30 languages in a practical and supportive learning environment for adults.

Everyone 16 years and over is welcome. There are no entry requirements.


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