Diploma in Languages

Handbook

Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

11718

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 489980 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus

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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 to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

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 may be eligible.


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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’.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities 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 reasonably 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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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 two years. Due to course sequencing, it is not possible to commence a new language in Semester 2 without some prior knowledge.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


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The Diploma in Languages is completed over one year of full-time study (or up to six years part-time study) and requires students to successfully complete 80 units of courses comprising:

DIRECTED COURSES - 70 units

  • Students must choose 70 units from directed courses in one or more of the following language disciplines: Chinese, Greek, French, German, Latin, Japanese and Auslan.

ELECTIVES - 10 Units.

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

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.


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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.


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Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units
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Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - AUSLAN.
HUMA2070Auslan 1

Not to count with LING2070

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUMA2080Auslan 2

Not to count with LING2080

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - CHINESE.
CHIN1110Elementary Chinese ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHIN1120Elementary Chinese IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHIN2301Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHIN2302Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHIN3101Advanced Spoken Chinese I

Only available to pre-2012 students continuing their studies in Chinese. (Pre-2012 students: contact your Program Officer for enrolment assistance).

Not currently offered10 units
CHIN3102Advanced Spoken Chinese II

Only available to pre-2012 students continuing their studies in Chinese. (Pre-2012 students: contact your Program Officer for enrolment assistance).

Not currently offered10 units
CHIN3201Advanced Written Chinese

Only available to pre-2012 students continuing their studies in Chinese. (Pre-2012 students: contact your Program Officer for enrolment assistance).

Not currently offered10 units
CHIN3202Advanced Chinese Via Translation

Only available to pre-2012 students continuing their studies in Chinese. (Pre-2012 students: contact your Program Officer for enrolment assistance).

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - FRENCH.
FREN1100Elementary French 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
FREN1200Elementary French IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
FREN2610French at Intermediate Level ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
FREN2620French at Intermediate Level IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
FREN3610French at Advanced Level 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
FREN3620French at Advanced Level 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
FREN3701Extended FrenchSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
FREN3702Extended French 2: Translation

Not to count with FREN3900

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - GERMAN.
GRMN1501German Language 1A ElementarySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN1502German Language 1B ElementarySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN2501German Language 2A IntermediateSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN2502German Language 2B IntermediateSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN3501German Language 3A AdvancedSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN3502German Language 3B AdvancedSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN3503German Language 3C AdvancedSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GRMN3504German Language 3D AdvancedSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - GREEK.
GREK1010Elementary Greek INot currently offered10 units
GREK2501Intermediate Greek I

Not to count with GREK2510

Not currently offered10 units
GREK2502Intermediate Greek II

Not to count with LATN2110 and/or GREK2510

Not currently offered10 units
GREK3520Advanced Greek ANot currently offered20 units
GREK3530Advanced Greek BNot currently offered20 units
GREK3550Advanced Greek DNot currently offered20 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - JAPANESE.
JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN2111Intermediate Japanese 1

Not to count with JAPN2110

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN2112Intermediate Japanese 2

Not to count with JAPN2120

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN3101Advanced Integrated Japanese ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN3102Advanced Integrated Japanese IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
JAPN3110Advanced Spoken Japanese 1Not currently offered10 units
JAPN3120Advanced Spoken Japanese 2Not currently offered10 units
JAPN3210Advanced Written Japanese 1Not currently offered10 units
JAPN3220Advanced Written Japanese 2Not currently offered10 units
Choose 70 units from one language or any combination of languages - LATIN.
LATN1000Introduction to Classical GrammarNot currently offered10 units
LATN1010Elementary Latin ISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LATN2501Intermediate Latin I

Not to count with LATN1020 and/or LATN2510

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LATN2502Intermediate Latin II

Not to count with LATN2510

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
LATN3520Advanced Latin ANot currently offered20 units
LATN3530Advanced Latin BSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
LATN3540Advanced Latin CSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
LATN3550Advanced Latin DNot currently offered20 units