The Diploma in Languages consists of studies in a single language over three years and is available to all domestic students who are enrolled in any undergraduate Bachelor degree or postgraduate studies at the University of Adelaide. All languages are available at either beginners or advanced level.
Students who graduate with the Diploma in Languages and a Bachelor degree or postgraduate qualifications will have a more rounded educational experience, and will bring a valuable additional skill to their professional and personal life. The benefits to be gained from adding a language skill to your chosen field of study are substantial. Some of the practical and cultural benefits are:
Students reduce the study load in their Bachelor degree each year to accommodate the language sequence. Their studies toward their degree extend over an extra year to ensure it fits and they meet all criteria. This means, for example, that students may graduate with a Bachelor of Economics, Science or Arts, and a Diploma in Languages, in 4 years of full-time study. Students may graduate from the Diploma in Languages at the same time as, or after, graduating from their concurrent degree.
For a postgraduate study plan incorporating the Diploma in Languages please contact the Faculty of Humanties and Social Sciences for more information.
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Not offered to international students.
Languages currently offered are:
The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.
Students are required to complete a sequence in a single language consisting of courses to the value of 6 units at Level I, 9 units at Level II and 9 units at Level III.
In order to accommodate these language courses, students will add one year to their undergraduate degree. This will mean the normal progression from level I to level II, and from level II to level III will need to be staggered to some extent so that there is no substantial overload in any year.
Students need to plan an appropriate pattern of study each year. See the combined degree/diploma template below for a typical pattern of study.
|Level I (24 units)|
6 x Level I courses (18 Units)
2 x Level I Language courses (6 Units)
5 x Level II courses (15 Units)
3 x Level II Language courses (9 Units)
5 x Level III courses (15 Units)
3 x Level III Language courses (9 Units)
2 x Level I course (6 Units)
The benefits to be gained from adding a language skill to your chosen field of study are substantial. Some of the practical and cultural benefits include enhanced employment prospects and the possibility of working studying in your chosen field overseas (at post-graduate level or as part of an undergraduate exchange program).
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Last updated: Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012
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