In our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, individuals with a proficiency in languages are consistently leaders in their chosen fields. The bilingual advantage sets students apart in tertiary entry requirements, future job opportunities and promotions, and has never been more important than in this age of disruption. The competitive lead over monolingual peers is irrefutable; language capabilities are currently ranked in the top 8 skills required of all occupations, regardless of sector or skill level. Globally, an individual’s employability is amplified with languages.
Our language programs nurture a love of learning. They also develop undeniable cognitive benefits including improved memory and decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and greater concentration, creativity, and flexibility. These graduate profile qualities are indispensable for greater engagement and enjoyment in an ever-changing world.
Our language teaching team have been intensively trained in the Science of Learning and High Impact Teaching Strategies. Their extensive in-country experience ensures delivery of contemporary language programs, augmented by ties with sister schools and local connections with embassies, and the ANU College H Course for extension students.
The dynamic SFX Languages Team are passionate about teaching our students to:
“People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills. They switch between competing tasks and monitor changes in their environment more easily than monolinguals, as well as display signs of greater creativity and flexibility.”