Welcome to the Institute of Modern Languages

We have been teaching real life language skills since 1934. 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.

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Year & Accelerated language classes

March - June/October 2020 (places still available)

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Our services

Apart from courses in over 30 languages, IML-UQ offers NAATI certified translation and interpreting services to create a tangible link between the University, the corporate sector and the community.

Language courses

Courses in over 25 languages at the UQ St. Lucia campus. Interactive, affordable classes with qualified tutors. All welcome!

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NAATI certified, professional translation services managed by an experienced team recognised for its quality and reliability.

Corporate services


NAATI certified, reputable face-to-face and telephone interpreting services tailored to our clients' business and cultural needs.

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What our students say

I came to IML with an interest in learning Polish to maintain a connection with my heritage. I wasn't sure what to expect from the classes as I was new to Polish studies. I ended up loving it because of the interactive, face-to-face sessions with a great tutor. It was also super flexible as I was able to attend classes at night after work.

Jurand, IML student

I did a German course at IML a few years ago in preparation for exchange studies overseas. It inspired my love of languages. I then came back to learn Arabic because I knew IML was a great place to learn. Having a second language has made me more employable and helped me get a job within a government department.

Katherine, IML student

General enquiries

Opening Hours (Winter):
9am-7pm, Monday to Thursday
9am-5pm on Fridays

Location: Level 1, Joyce Ackroyd Building, 37 Blair Drive, St Lucia 4067

Email: iml@uq.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3346 8200

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Translation and Interpreting

Email: uqtranslation@uq.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3346 8206

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