First time enrolment in a language course

Learn about the declaration you will need to complete when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course.

Enrolling in language acquisition courses for the first time as a beginner

You will be required to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course. The Language Declaration is available to you in your CANVAS Course page under assignments.  

If you do not complete the Language Proficiency Declaration you may be dropped from the course and will not be able to access any course content in the course. By completing the declaration, you are agreeing to a set of terms and conditions and are confirming that you have the appropriate level of knowledge required to remain in the course you are enrolled in.

If you are found to be dishonest, you may be withdrawn from the course, which may affect your GPA, student allowance applications and/or satisfactory progress regulations. Serious cases of dishonesty may be escalated through the Academic Misconduct process.

Enrolling in language acquisition courses at UoA for the first time, with prior knowledge of the language

If you have previously studied a language, or have had exposure to the language before, but are still interested in taking language acquisition courses, please apply for an enrolment concession for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge. You will be prompted to give more information about your past studies (Language proficiency declaration) and sit a placement test to ensure you enrol in the correct course. Check your emails for the invitation to this process. Please submit this LPD and the test within 5 days to expedite your enrolment. 

If you are a native speaker of one of our languages, you cannot enrol in the language acquisition course, but you are welcome to enrol in any of the relevant cultural or history courses. Native Speaker refers to those who can speak fluently and write without difficulty. You may have acquired this language from early childhood and speaking this language remains one of your primary means of communication.

If you have any questions about this process, you can contact Student Hubs or the undergraduate adviser of the language you wish to study.