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Bachelor of Languages

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324661

CRICOS 075310K

The Bachelor of Languages is for committed language students and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop proficiency in one or more languages as well as an enhanced knowledge of the culture(s) in which the language they are studying is spoken.

Students who complete the program will therefore develop a heightened awareness of language as a system and of its role in society, as well as a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and of cultural difference.

Languages available for study include: French, German, Spanish, Indonesian, Modern Greek, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 324661
    2016 CSP ATAR 65.6
    Adelaide Approved Score 70
    2016 CSP IB 24
    Mid-year entry? Only if prerequisites to core subjects have been completed
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Prerequisites
    A SACE Stage 2 Language Other Than English (LOTE) subject.

    IB: a Group 2 Second Language subject


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.

      Please note the subject prerequisite for this program must be met by all applicants - either completion of a SACE Stage 2 language subject (or equivalent), or the successful completion of at least one language course (3 units or equivalent) at a tertiary institution. The completed language course does not need to be in the same discipline that the student intends to pursue in the Bachelor of Languages.

    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.

      Please note the subject prerequisite for this program must be met by all applicants - either completion of a SACE Stage 2 language subject (or equivalent), or the successful completion of at least one language course (3 units or equivalent) at a tertiary institution. The completed language course does not need to be in the same discipline that the student intends to pursue in the Bachelor of Languages.

    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324661

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 6.5 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 075310K
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Prerequisites
    One foreign language other than English at SACE level or equivalent
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6.5
    6
    6
    6
    6
    A-Level 6
    UEC [Malaysia] 25
    SAT [US] 1120
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] [1] 70%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Bradford Foundation Program 70
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,400

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The ability to communicate in another language is an asset in a range of occupations and industries such as interpreter/translator, linguist, public servant, foreign affairs, government officer, tutor, humanitarian/aid worker. It's a valuable addition to other professional interests, but it's also a great asset in its own right!

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    If you maintain a high GPA, you will have the opportunity take part in an internship in your third year with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career

    Potential careers

    Interpreter / Translator, Linguist, Broadcaster, Diplomatic corps, Education Coordinator, Public Servant, Quarantine Officer, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Government Officer, Teacher, Hospitality, Tourism, Translator, Tutor, Information Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Aid Agency Employee, International Development Worker

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact arts@adelaide.edu.au to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however specific exhanges are available for Bachelor of Languages students:

    Chinese Studies
    o  Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    o  Shandong University (China)

    French Studies
    o Sciences Po (France)
    o  University of Francois-Rabelais Tours (France)
    o  University of Grenoble (France)

    German Studies
    o  University of Mannheim (Germany)
    o  University of Stuttgart (Germany)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)

    Indonesian Studies
    o  ACICIS
           
    Japanese Studies
    o  Chuo University (Japan)
    o  Nagoya University (Japan)
    o  Hosei University (Japan)
    o  Kansai University (Japan)
    o  Okayama University (Japan)
    o  Osaka University (Japan)
    o  Sophia University (Japan)
       
    Spanish Studies
    o  Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)
    o  University of Chile (Chile)


  • Degree Structure

    This degree offers a flexible mix of prescribed study and elective courses. The compulsory component comprises one major, supplemented by two courses in a cognate field, forming an “extended” major; and one minor in another language or in Linguistics. The minor is a minimum requirement - you are free to use two of your elective choices to compile a second major if you wish.

    All languages offer different streams catering for students who have studied the language to Year 12 level (or equivalent) but also for anyone wanting to start learning a language from scratch.

    As a student of the Bachelor of Languages you will have the opportunity to spend at least one semester studying in a country where the language chosen for your major is spoken. With partners in all the relevant countries, this opportunity will boost language proficiency and develop understanding of another culture.

    Background speakers who wish to study their native language should consult the relevant language discipline for advice prior to application.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    The majors available for study are:

    • Chinese Studies
    • French Studies
    • German Studies
    • Indonesian Studies
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Spanish Studies

    All languages offer different streams catering for students who have studied the language to Year 12 level (or equivalent) but also for anyone wanting to start learning a language from scratch. You may also minor in Linguistics, or choose from a list of approved courses where extra cognate courses are not prescribed by your language major.

    Example Study Plan

     
    Indicative study plan for commencing students
    Year 1S1 Language Major Level I ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media (semester 1 or 2)
    Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level I Open Elective Level I
    S2 Language Major Level I Open Elective Level I Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level I Open Elective Level I
    Year 2S1 Language Major Level II Language Major Cognate Level II or III Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level II Open Elective Level II or III
    S2 Language Major Level II Language Major Level II or III Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level II Open Elective Level II or III
    Year 3S1 Language Major Level III Language Major Cognate Level II or III Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level III Open Elective Level II or III
    S2 Language Major Level III Language Major Level II or III Second Language or Linguistics Minor Level III Open Elective Level II or III
    Note: Cognate courses: Students studying French Studies, German Studies, Spanish Studies, Modern Greek Studies and Italian Studies complete the additional culture courses available in their language sequence, not otherwise incorporated in their major. Students studying Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Indonesian Studies complete courses from the Asian Language Sequence Cognates list.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

 

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