Diploma of Language

Course summary for current students

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Year2014 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

AIB151Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIB152Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2Trimester 1
AIB251Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIB252Unit description is currently unavailable

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

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB351Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Notes:

(i) AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

(ii) AIB351 and AIB352 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) from 2015

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

AIB251Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIB252Unit description is currently unavailable

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

Level 2Trimester 1

AIB351Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Notes:

(i) AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

(ii) AIB351 and AIB352 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) from 2015

Trimester 3

AIB205Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

AIB306Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Note:  AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB309Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIB310Unit description is currently unavailable

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

AIC181Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC182Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC281Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC282Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC381Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC382Unit description is currently unavailable

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

AIC281Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC282Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC381Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIC385Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC386Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 3

AIC287Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 3 units)

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only.

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC283Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC284Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Level 3

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

Trimester 1

AIC387Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC389Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 3
AIC390Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

Indonesian major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIF146Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIF142Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 3

AIF145Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF241Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIF242Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF341Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF241Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIF242Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIF341Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF345Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) *

OR

AIF321Unit description is currently unavailable **

Trimester 2

AIF354Unit description is currently unavailable *

OR

AIF320Unit description is currently unavailable **

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

AIF341Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF345Unit description is currently unavailable *

OR

AIF321Unit description is currently unavailable **

Trimester 2

AIF320Unit description is currently unavailable **

OR

AIF354Unit description is currently unavailable *

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 2014, 2016 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

ALS100Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

ALS150Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS200 Spanish 2A*

Trimester 2

ASL250 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

ASL250 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.