Diploma in Languages

Handbook

Diploma in Languages

Information correct as at

1st Jul 2015 5:50pm

Program Code

11718

AQF Level

Level 5 Diploma

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 2 years part time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus62.4087.80

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

The Diploma in Languages offers the opportunity to become proficient in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) or to acquire skills in a range of languages other than English. Students can study in the program while enrolled in another undergraduate or postgraduate program, or can make the Diploma their sole enrolment, either as a first undergraduate enrolment or after completing another program.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

2 years part time up to 6 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Diploma in Languages requires students to successfully complete 80 units of courses comprising:

-Minor - 40 units from one language (including compulsory and directed courses.) Please note: a minor in Auslan is not possible

Plus

-Directed Courses - 20 units of directed courses chosen from the program handbook (Auslan included)

Plus

-Electives -  20 units of electives 

Electives may be chosen from the courses listed for this program or from any of the University's available undergraduate offerings.

Students can choose to complete additional courses within the language of their minor if courses are available.  Such courses will count as electives and/or directed courses. 

Students are able to complete a double minor.  The second minor will replace the directed courses and electives e.g. A double minor would comprise of 80 units - 40 units in one minor plus 40 units in an additional minor.  If you are undertaking a specific language minor, you must complete the two 2000 level courses in that language minor in order to satisfy the requirements of the program. This is usually undertaken in the second year of the program.

Students beginning a language should take 1000 level courses in that language in the order the courses are set out in the Handbook. Students who have already studied a language should consult with the Program Convenor before enrolling to ascertain the level at which they should begin their studies in that language in the program.

Students are urged to seek independent advice if looking to be qualified in a teaching area or in language based employment.

In many cases only 10 units are available in a given language at a given level in any one semester.  Students wishing to complete the program full-time may need to divide their enrolment across multiple languages. Students wishing to study only one language will typically need to spread their enrolment across at least three years. Due to course sequencing, it is currently not possible to commence a new language except Latin, in Semester 2 without some prior knowledge.

Please note students undertaking the Diploma of Languages program concurrently with another program (primary program) must maintain a full time enrolment of 30 units per semester in their primary program to be eligible for full-time enrolment status by relevant government agencies.


Transition Arrangements

Students who have completed:

  • GREK2510 may not enrol in GREK2501
  • JAPN2110 may not enrol in JAPN2111
  • JAPN2120 may not enrol in JAPN2112
  • LATN1020 and/or LATN2510 may not enrol in LATN2501
  • LATN2110 and/or GREK2510 may not enrol in GREK2502.
  • LATN2510 may not enrol in LATN2502
  • LING2070 may not enrol in HUMA2070
  • LING2080 may not enrol in HUMA2080

From 2012, 3000 level Chinese courses will no longer be on offer to new students. Students who commenced this program pre-2012 and are currently completing studies in Chinese will be able to complete CHIN3101, CHIN3102, CHIN3201 and CHIN3202.


Program Structure

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CHIN1110Elementary Chinese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN1120Elementary Chinese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
FREN1100Elementary French 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FREN1200Elementary French 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
GREK1010Elementary Greek:INot currently offered10 units
GRMN1501German Language 1A Elementary
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN1502German Language 1B Elementary
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
LATN1000Introduction to Classical Grammar
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN1010Elementary Latin:1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN2301Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN2302Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
FREN2610French At Intermediate Level I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
FREN2620French At Intermediate Level II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GREK2501Intermediate Greek INot currently offered10 units
GREK2502Intermediate Greek IINot currently offered10 units
GRMN2501German Language 2A Intermediate German
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN2502German Language 2B Intermediate
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUMA2070Auslan 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUMA2080Auslan 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN2111Intermediate Japanese 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN2112Intermediate Japanese 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN2501Intermediate Latin I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN2502Intermediate Latin II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN3101Advanced Spoken Chinese INot currently offered10 units
CHIN3102Advanced Spoken Chinese IINot currently offered10 units
CHIN3201Advanced Written ChineseNot currently offered10 units
CHIN3202Advanced Chinese with TranslationNot currently offered10 units
FREN3610French At Advanced Level I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN3620French At Advanced Level II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN3701Extended French
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FREN3702Extended French 2: Translation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
GREK3520Advanced Greek ANot currently offered20 units
GREK3530Advanced Greek BNot currently offered20 units
GREK3550Advanced Greek DNot currently offered20 units
GRMN3501German Language 3A Professional
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3502German Language 3B Advanced
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3503German Language 3C
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3504German Language 3D
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3101Advanced Integrated Japanese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3102Advanced Integrated Japanese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3110Advanced Spoken Japanese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3120Advanced Spoken Japanese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3210Advanced Written Japanese INot currently offered10 units
JAPN3220Advanced Written Japanese IINot currently offered10 units
LATN3520Advanced Latin ANot currently offered20 units
LATN3530Advanced Latin B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LATN3540Advanced Latin CNot currently offered20 units
LATN3550Advanced Latin DNot currently offered20 units

Chinese minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

CHIN1110Elementary Chinese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN1120Elementary Chinese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN2301Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN2302Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Latin minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

LATN2501Intermediate Latin I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN2502Intermediate Latin II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a Latin Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

LATN1000Introduction to Classical Grammar
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN1010Elementary Latin:1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LATN3520Advanced Latin ANot currently offered20 units
LATN3530Advanced Latin B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LATN3540Advanced Latin CNot currently offered20 units
LATN3550Advanced Latin DNot currently offered20 units

Japanese minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

JAPN2111Intermediate Japanese 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN2112Intermediate Japanese 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a Japanese Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
JAPN3101Advanced Integrated Japanese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3102Advanced Integrated Japanese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3110Advanced Spoken Japanese I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3120Advanced Spoken Japanese II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
JAPN3210Advanced Written Japanese INot currently offered10 units
JAPN3220Advanced Written Japanese IINot currently offered10 units
JAPN3702Contemporary Japanese LiteratureNot currently offered10 units

Greek minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

GREK2501Intermediate Greek INot currently offered10 units
GREK2502Intermediate Greek IINot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a Greek Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

GREK1010Elementary Greek:INot currently offered10 units
LATN1000Introduction to Classical Grammar
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GREK3520Advanced Greek ANot currently offered20 units
GREK3530Advanced Greek BNot currently offered20 units
GREK3550Advanced Greek DNot currently offered20 units

German minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

GRMN2501German Language 2A Intermediate German
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN2502German Language 2B Intermediate
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a German Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

GRMN1501German Language 1A Elementary
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN1502German Language 1B Elementary
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3501German Language 3A Professional
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3502German Language 3B Advanced
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3503German Language 3C
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN3504German Language 3D
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

French minor

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

FREN2610French At Intermediate Level I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
FREN2620French At Intermediate Level II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a French Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

FREN1100Elementary French 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FREN1200Elementary French 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FREN3610French At Advanced Level I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN3620French At Advanced Level II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN3701Extended French
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FREN3702Extended French 2: Translation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • A demonstrated competence in one or more LOTE
  • An ability to understand and effectively communicate ideas in one or more LOTE
  • An ability to recognise the differences in outlook and assumptions between one or more individual LOTE and English, leading to an ability to understand cultural difference

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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