Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
The Program Director for the Diploma in Languages is Associate Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Diploma in Languages (D-Lang) provides students with the opportunity to undertake a full program of language study while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. The D-Lang consists of a three-year sequence of language study which may add up to one year to the duration of the student’s degree course. In fast track mode both the bachelors degree and diploma may be completed in three and a half or three years (see examples below of the different articulated entry points). Students enrolled in the D-Lang take their language subjects alongside their Bachelor degree in an integrated progression of study. Students are able to enter the language at different entry points, depending on proficiency. All languages have a sequenced and articulated path of study commencing at proficiency level 1 (beginners), proficiency level 3 or proficiency level 5 (post VCE) and continuing through to at least proficiency level 6 (advanced). Many languages also offer more advanced entry points (see each language area for further information).
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the Bachelor degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur at the same time as graduation from the Bachelor degree.
Students wishing to qualify for entry to the BA (Honours) should note that Diploma graduates must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree to be eligible to apply for the BA (Honours), otherwise they may apply to enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts.
On completion of the Diploma in Languages, students should:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
For detailed information on course structure and subjects as well as proficiency and entry levels please refer to the individual language entry below.
Students are required to complete 100 points in the program, the equivalent of a major, through the following progression sequence. The Language program is based on proficieny so each student must meet the requirements of each year level before they can proceed to the next year level:
25 points (2 subjects) of level 1
*Note that Chinese entry point 1 (beginners) requires 125 points of study, therefore it is not possible to complete the equivalent of a Chinese major through the D-Lang, students may therefore be required to take the further 25 points (2 subjects) within their bachelor's program pending on capacity and course requirements.
Specialisations are available in:
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Articulation and Structures
Students can articulate into the Diploma in their first year or second year of their respective Bachelor's degrees.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that s/he meets the requirements of the diploma by enrolling in the correct number of subjects at the appropriate year level. Students must also ensure they meet requirements their bachelor’s degree for which they study concurrently.
Diploma in Languages enrolment at first year (400 points in total)
Enrolment within the D-Lang:
25 points of language subjects
Enrolment within the degree:
* 25 points of language subjects (taken as part of the core program)
Enrolment within the D-Lang:
Enrolment within the Bachelor of Arts degree:
Enrolment within the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Environments, or Bachelor of Science degree:
The Diploma in Languages is only available to students who are currently enrolled in a new generation undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne*.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Diploma allows students to study languages at different proficiency levels, students with little or no knowledge as well as those who have completed several years of study can commence the Diploma in Languages.
The language entry point is dependent on the student’s previous language experience and is determined by the relevant language program. Refer to the individual language entries below for detailed information regarding language proficiency levels and language testing, if and where required.
The inherent academic requirements for study in the Diploma in Languages Arts are:
All Diploma in Languages students are required to possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the minimum levels of competence required by the degree.
Candidates for the Diploma in Languages degree must have abilities in comprehension, theorization, and communication
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Disability Liaison:http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
The DipLang provides a pathway to graduate level language study. For more information, see the Arts future students webpage.
Students that successfully complete the Diploma should aquire the following:
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