In collaboration with Brisbane South State Secondary College (BSSSC), UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures is offering a Language Learning Partners Program for UQ students to support Year 7 to 10 language lessons at the school.

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from students studying Chinese or Spanish language, or who are native and heritage speakers of Chinese or Spanish, who wish to extend their skills in language, communication, and social interaction with diverse groups. This is a great way to use your language skills to support your local community, and to gain insights into working with young people in school settings.

UQ students who volunteer as a Language Learning Partner will work under the guidance of partnered schools dedicated language teachers, speaking to secondary students in the target language in small group settings. This experience can contribute towards the UQ Employability Award.


To apply to become a Language Learning Partner, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • be enrolled currently as a UQ student
  • be enrolled in a level 2 (or higher) Spanish language course, preferably B1 on the CEFR scale or higher, OR be a native or heritage speaker of Chinese or Spanish.  
  • hold a Blue Card for child safety or be eligible to apply for one (you can apply or renew your blue card here:
  • have an overall GPA of 5 or higher.

Apply now



For further enquiries, contact the Director of Teaching & Learning, UQ School of Languages & Cultures, Dr Adriana Diaz: