Diploma of Language

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Diploma of Language
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years part time
Deakin course codeA225

Notes:

(i) Spanish major sequence units not available in trimester 3.

(ii) A major sequence in Chinese is not available via Cloud (online).

Course overview

The Diploma of Language will be of interest to students for whom a systematic study of language is desirable in addition to their primary course of study. As language units must be studied sequentially the award will be completed part-time in up to three years, with students taking one language unit per trimester.

In-country options

The option exists to undertake second or third year units in-country over trimester 3. The six week programs are held in Oman (Arabic), China (Chinese) and Indonesia or Malaysia (Indonesian).

In addition to giving students language skills, participation in the program is a unique opportunity to practice the language with native speakers in its natural environment while studying it formally in a more structured classroom context. Since the in-country units are equivalent to one trimester or one year, they could potentially shorten the completion time of the Diploma.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Diploma of Language, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points from the specified list of units below.

Course structure

Arabic - unit set code MJ-A000029

Arabic major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1Trimester 1

AIB151Arabic 1A

Trimester 2

AIB152Arabic 1B


Level 2Trimester 1
AIB251Arabic 2A

Trimester 2

AIB252Arabic 2B

Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Level Arabic In-Country.

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)


Note:AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

The Arabic major sequence for students who have completed Arabic at Level 12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1Trimester 1

AIB251Arabic 2A

Trimester 2

AIB252Arabic 2B

Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Level Arabic In-Country.

Level 2Trimester 1

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Note: AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

Trimester 3

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

Note:  AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Trimester 2

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Chinese - unit set code MJ-A000028

Note: A major in Chinese is not available in Cloud (online) mode

Chinese major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIC181Chinese 1A


Trimester 2
AIC182Chinese 1B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC281Chinese 2A


Trimester 2
AIC282Chinese 2B

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A


Trimester 2
AIC382Chinese 3B

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

The Chinese major sequence for students who have completed Chinese at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC281Chinese 2A


Trimester 2
AIC282Chinese 2B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

Post-level 12 students who are not background speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A


Trimester 2
AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Trimester 3

AIC287Intensive Chinese In-Country A (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Intensive Chinese In-Country B (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 3 units)

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only.

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC283Chinese 2C


Trimester 2
AIC284Chinese 2D


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383Chinese 3C (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384Chinese 3D (2 credit points)

Level 3

Advanced speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C


Trimester 2
AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D


Trimester 3
AIC390Advanced Intensive Chinese In-Country (2 credit points)

Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

Indonesian major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

Trimester 2

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

Trimester 3

AIF145Conversational Indonesian (2 credit points)*

* AIF145 is an intensive unit of study for running in January and February and can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

* AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

Trimester 2

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B


Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.

The Indonesian major sequence for students who have completed Indonesian at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:


Level 1
Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

Trimester 2

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes (2 credit points) *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia **

Trimester 2

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language *

OR

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature **

Note: Any two Level 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points).

Indonesian major sequence for students at advanced level for background speakers only.

Level 1Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points).

Level 2 & 3
Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia **

Trimester 2

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature **

OR

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language *

Note: Any two Levels 2 and 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points).


*
 AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2015, 2017

Spanish - unit set code MJ-A000051

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

 

Level 1

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ALS100Spanish 1A

Trimester 2

ALS150Spanish 1B **ALS150 also offered Trimester 3 Cloud (online) from 2015.

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS200Spanish 2A

Trimester 2

ALS250Spanish 2B

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

The Spanish major sequence for students who have completed Spanish at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALS200Spanish 2A

 

Trimester 2

ALS250Spanish 2B

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS360 Spanish: Selected Topics I*

Trimester 2

ALS370 Spanish: Selected Topics II*

*The introduction of unit offering will be staggered with first level units only offered in 2014; second level units from 2015 and third level units from 2016.

 

 

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