Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch with a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of Arabic is designed to sharpen your language skills and deepen your cultural understanding. It’s a great complement to your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll gain a global perspective and boost your employability.
You’ll gain fluency by developing skills in grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure through participation in activities across a range of topics. You’ll also get the chance to learn about various cultural, sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations relevant to the language that you choose to study.
A diploma in Arabic will give you a competitive advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign policy and international development. You’ll graduate with competency in the language, and ready for a range of local and international careers.
An optional Arabic in-country study program means you can also immerse yourself in international cultures, practising the language with native speakers of Arabic in its natural and authentic environment. The eight-week study program is held in Oman or Abo Dhabi, giving you the opportunity to develop practical language skills and to learn about the culture and way of life in the host country.
The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Arabic via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIB351 or AIB352. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: firstname.lastname@example.org.