Graduate Diploma of Language

Course summary for current students

Year

2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Language
Duration3 years part time
Deakin course codeA625

From 2010, this course is for continuing students only.

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate and 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 Tunisia (Arabic), China (Chinese) and Indonesia or Malaysia (Indonesian). In addition to giving students language skills, participation in the program is a rare opportunity to use the language with native speakers in its natural environment while studying it formally in a more structured classroom context. In addition, since the in-country units are equivalent to one trimester or one year, they could potentially shorten the completion time of the Certificate or 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 Graduate Diploma of Language, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points from the specified list of units below.

Course structure

Arabic stream for students with no prior language study.

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIB151Arabic 1A

Trimester 2

AIB152Arabic 1B


Level 2

Trimester 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


Trimester 2

AIB352Arabic 3B

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

The Arabic stream for students who have completed Arabic at level12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1

Trimester 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 2 

 

Trimester 1

Level 3 

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Trimester 1

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills


Trimester 2

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Note: AIB309 and AIB310 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

Trimester 3 studies

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.

Chinese stream 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


Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)


Note: AIC381 or AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

The Chinese stream 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


Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

Trimester 2

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B


Note: AIC381 or AIC382 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

Chinese stream for students 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)


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

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C

Trimester 2

AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D



Indonesian stream 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.
* 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 AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country.


Indonesian stream for those entering at post-level 12 level 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 AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia **

Trimester 2

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language *

OR

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature **

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


Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1

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 AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Years 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 Years 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.

 

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