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Diploma of Language

Course summary for current students

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.

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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

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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.

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Course structure

Arabic - unit set code MJ-A000029

Arabic major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIB151 Arabic 1A  


Trimester 2

AIB152 Arabic 1B  


Level 2
Trimester 1
AIB251 Arabic 2A  


Trimester 2

AIB252 Arabic 2B  

 

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

 

 

 

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB351 Arabic 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIB352 Arabic 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 1
Trimester 1

AIB251 Arabic 2A  


Trimester 2

AIB252 Arabic 2B  

 

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

 



Level 2
Trimester 1

AIB351 Arabic 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIB352 Arabic 3B  (2 credit points)


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


Trimester 3

AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)

AIB306 Third Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)

 

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

 

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB309 Advanced Arabic Language Skills  


Trimester 2

AIB310 Introduction 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

AIC181 Chinese 1A  


Trimester 2
AIC182 Chinese 1B  


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC281 Chinese 2A  


Trimester 2
AIC282 Chinese 2B  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIC381 Chinese 3A  


Trimester 2
AIC382 Chinese 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

AIC281 Chinese 2A  


Trimester 2
AIC282 Chinese 2B  


Level 2

Trimester 1

AIC381 Chinese 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382 Chinese 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

AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  


Trimester 2
AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  
 

 

Trimester 3

AIC287 Intensive Chinese In-Country A  (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388 Intensive 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

AIC283 Chinese 2C  


Trimester 2
AIC284 Chinese 2D  


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383 Chinese 3C  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384 Chinese 3D  (2 credit points)

 

Level 3

 

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

 

Trimester 1

AIC387 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C  


Trimester 2
AIC389 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D  


Trimester 3
AIC390 Advanced 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

AIF146 The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia  


Trimester 2

AIF142 Conversational Indonesian B  

 

Trimester 3

AIF145 Conversational 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

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional 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

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  

 

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional 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

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  (2 credit points) *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **


Trimester 2

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

 

OR

AIF320 Indonesian 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 1
Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional 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

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **

 

Trimester 2

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  **

OR

AIF354 History 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

ALS100 Spanish 1A  

 

Trimester 2

ALS150 Spanish 1B  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS200 Spanish 2A  

 

Trimester 2

ALS250 Spanish 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

ALS200 Spanish 2A  

 

Trimester 2

ALS250 Spanish 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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