ANU Extension: Boosting Language Learning Prospects

12th November 2019

In the run up to the ANU Extension graduations on Wednesday, 13 November—when 184 students will successfully finish the program—let’s have a look at what the program has to offer!

Creating learning opportunities and building platforms for students keen to pursue higher education—ANU Extension makes it possible. ANU Extension is an academic program designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for eligible Year 11 and 12 students in ACT schools and colleges. Students who successfully undertake studies in ANU Extension can articulate into an ANU bachelor degree program and receive credit towards the bachelor degree for the studies successfully completed.

Students eligible to apply take on a university-run subject for the last two years of their school years. The course is run during the school semesters on campus during a two-hour afternoon session each week. Students are offered 6 credit points to any ANU degree they come to study, following the successful completion of the program.

Those who successfully undertake studies through the ANU Extension program stand to gain priority placement through the Admission, Scholarships and Accommodation application system and may receive an early conditional offer of entry to an ANU Bachelor’s degree program.

Course scores are credited toward the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and may be eligible for inclusion in the calculation of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in the ACT. A suite of STEM and Languages is taught as part of the program. For the School of Culture, History & Language specifically, the ANU Extension journey began in 2005–2006, with Japanese. Subsequently, more languages have been added to the repertoire. Currently, Continuing and Advanced Japanese, Continuing Chinese, Indonesian and Beginning Korean are available through this program, and this year, as many as 44 students graduated in these language courses!

ANU Extension offers a unique and wonderful channel for people interested in studying a language. It also helps to boost career options for students following the completion of their degree. Students can use the points they receive through the ANU Extension program toward any undergraduate course here at ANU.

Enrolments are now open for prospective 2020 students. For more information, click here.

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