Diploma of Languages

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Course Description

Overview

Learn a language by studying the Diploma in Languages alongside your undergraduate degree at Melbourne.

The Diploma in Languages can be taken by students without previous language training, or by those seeking to develop existing language skills.

Studying a language through the Diploma in Languages enables you to focus on your desired majors of study without missing out on the opportunity to improve your competitiveness in the international career market with a language qualification.

Domestic students may be eligible to receive the final half of the diploma HECS-free.

Areas of study

You can study the following languages in the diploma:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

On completion of the Diploma in Languages, students should:

  • have acquired a mastery of both oral/aural and writing/reading skills comparable to that of a student majoring in a language discipline;
  • have gained a basic understanding of selected aspects of the culture (or cultures) and of the society (or societies) associated with the language;
  • communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats, and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, read, write, listen and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural contexts.

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Application deadlines

Applications must be submitted by:

  • 31 May for Semester Two (July) 2017 entry

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Please note:

It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2016 for Semester 1, 2017 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.

Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions

For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.

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