The Language Academy, initially known as the Department of Modern Languages was established in April 2010 at the Johor Bahru Campus and UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur.

The Academy offers courses to meet the language and communicative needs of UTM students, working professionals and the public. Various services and facilities are available at the Academy such as academic language courses, foreign languages, professional communication and training programmes, IELTS training, digital language laboratories, MyLinE (online resources for learning in English), Japanese-language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS).

Other services offered include proofreading, editing and translating a wide range of written materials like manuscripts, articles, pamphlets, thesis and more. Translations are usually from Malay to English, English to Malay, foreign languages to English or Malay, and vice-versa.