Diploma of Languages (R2E)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The benefits of studying a language go far beyond speaking another language. Language learning has been shown to positively impact your broader academic performance, engage your brain and improve your employment chances in international and national businesses.

The Diploma of Languages can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or in conjunction with another degree. The course is intended to provide students, with or without another degree, the opportunity to improve their language competency. It is designed to give you the same level of competence in your chose language as someone who has studied the language as a major within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

The languages available are Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Ancient Languages at Hobart, and Chinese, Japanese and German at Launceston. Ancient Languages is also available by distance, meaning you can study anywhere, anytime online.

The course is intended to provide candidates with or without a degree the opportunity to improve their language competency. Candidates who have completed the Diploma will normally gain a level of competence in their chosen language equivalent to that of a candidate who has studied the language as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Course structure

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2010 or after. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2008 should refer to the 2008 Handbook.

Candidates for the Diploma are required to study units in a single language with a weighting of not less than 25% at level 100, 25% at level 200 and 50% at level 300 (a total of 100% HECS weighting). Refer to the discipline entries from the A3A Bachelor of Arts schedule for French, German, Chinese, Japanese, or Ancient Languages for further information.

German language skills are an asset in many careers across tourism, international relations, business, interpreting and translation, teaching and the sciences. Whether you have some understanding of the language or are just starting out, we have a range of exciting units for you. Learn more about our German program >

Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units, including either HEG102 and HEB102, or, XBR114 and HEG102. If you have prior experience with German, you may be able to commence study at a more advanced level. Contact UConnect and inquire if you may fit this category.

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the continuation of HEG101 German 1A. It is an intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG101 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

Employs a communicative method and a thematic approach to bring students to an intermediate level of competence in contemporary German. It gives equal weight to all four macroskills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. Employs a communicative method and a thematic approach to bring students to an intermediate level of competence in contemporary German. It gives equal weight to all four macroskills: listening, reading, speaking and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units, including 25 credit points of Language units and 25 credit points of Culture units.

Language

This third year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated approach to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the continuation of HEG313German 3A. This third year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Culture

This unit provides an insight into German history since the First World War through a study of four short German novels and their film versions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' German language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the continuation of HEG315 Advanced German A. It is an advanced language unit which deepens students' German language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Beginning with the division of Germany after World War II, the unit traces the divergence of the two cultures through the study of representative works of literature. It continues with the main developments that distinguished East and West German society…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Japanese program is not only an opportunity to master the Japanese language, but explore the society and culture behind it. We welcome students of all abilities and encourage a diversity of expression, subjects and ideas. Come and find out how exciting learning Japanese can be. Learn more about our Japanese program >

Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston.

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units including HMJ101 and HMJ102, or, XBR115 and HMJ102.

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

Building on from HMJ102, the unit further develops basic grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills. Students will learn to communicate orally in Japanese on a series of everyday life topics including foods and beverages, shopping, travel, and housing. Attention is also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on from HMJ204, the unit further develops basic grammatical knowledge and oral/aural skills. Students will learn to converse in Japanese on a series of everyday life topics including: transport, health, life and careers, communication and the media. Upon completion…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units, including the 12.5 credit point Core unit and 37.5 credit points of Elective units.

Core

This unit aims to deconstruct the monolithic perception of Japanese culture and to understand Japan in terms of its relationship with its near and more distant neighbours throughout Asia and the Pacific. Incorporating the approach of queer studies, which places…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Elective

This unit permits students to choose one of two strands. The first has a language emphasis and is designed for advanced students of Japanese and for native speakers of Japanese. Students will undertake structured reading (both Japanese and English sources)…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This joint capstone unit builds on Japanese 2A and 2B to consolidate the grammar, vocabulary and kanji foundation built during students' study at the beginner-intermediate level. In addition to focusing on developing students' ability to read Japanese texts (through kanji…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on previous Japanese language study, this joint capstone unit aims to develop students' oral skills and production skills both in spoken and written formats. Students will develop conversation skills beyond everyday life situations through pair work and group work…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This joint capstone unit is designed as an extension of Japanese 3A and aims to equip students with sufficient skills to read and respond not only to the structured readings of a textbook but to a range of other primary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An introduction to translation practice across a range of genres including academic materials.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Designed for advanced students of Japanese to provide basic vocational training in the skills of interpreting from Japanese to English, and English to Japanese. Students are required to master specialised vocabulary, honorific expressions and the conventions of speech and behaviour…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

French is a major commercial and scientific language used across the European Union, spoken all over the world, and widely used in international relations and diplomacy, journalism and media, science and technology, the creative arts, and tourism. Learn more about our French program >

Available: On campus Hobart

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units, including:

  • 25 credit points of Language units
  • 25 credit points of Culture units

Language

Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF216, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF315, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Culture

Involves structured reading and writing on a topic approved by the head of school. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a one-semester period.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' French language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' French language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Chinese is the most-spoken language in the world and is the fastest growing choice for language study. Learning the language gives you the opportunity to expand your horizon to the East. It is also the perfect chance to challenge yourself and reach a new level of satisfaction in your life. Learn more about our Chinese program >

Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston.

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

If you have prior experience with Chinese, you may be able to commence study at a more advanced level. Contact UConnect if you think you may fit this category.

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Building on the foundation skills taught in HMC101/XBR119, HMC102 further develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). The focus is to improve speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

HMC219 is designed to further develop competence in intermediate spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). The unit builds on students’ study in HMC101/XBR119 and HMC102. It introduces new grammar and vocabulary as well as examples of real-world language use to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

HMC220 is designed to further develop students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening of Chinese language from the foundation of HMC101/2 Chinese 1A and 1B and following on in sequence from HMC219 Chinese 2A. The focus is to expand…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units, including 25 credit points of Language units and 25 credit points of Culture or Language completed through approved in-country study or cross-institutional units of study. Please see your Course Coordinator for details.

Language

Develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
In-Country or Exchange

In this unit you will be introduced to many of the important factors shaping China in the 21st Century. After learning about the dramatic changes in China, we will turn our attention to the Overseas Chinese in South East Asia…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

HMC060 Overseas Exchange Study
HMC061 Overseas Exchange Study

In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Studying the ancient texts of Latin and Ancient Greek brings a greater understanding of the contemporary world. With valuable analytical and linguistic skills learn the principal languages where the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. Learn more about our Ancient Languages program >

Available: On campus Hobart and online.

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units including HTL101 and HTL102 or XBR118 and HTL102

Intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. The unit is designed to provide a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of adapted Latin. It includes some historical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Latin lies at the foundation of the Humanities and Sciences. With Latin we are able to engage with principal thinkers such as Cicero and Seneca, and with seminal poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, whose writing looms large in all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the work undertaken in HTL101 and enables students to proceed to further studies in Latin. The unit is designed to continue a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the study of the ancient Latin language undertaken in HTL101 and HTL102. In it, students will complete the JACT Reading Latin textbook, including the passages of unadapted poetry and prose (Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Horace).…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, students will undertake an independent project requiring an investigation of an approved Humanities topic. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in a multi-disciplinary cohort, but will also select and refine an individual research topic of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Diploma of Languages, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University. There are also several categories of special admission. No specific course or subject prerequisites apply.

Students who hold an award from this University or another approved institution may be permitted by the College to count units from the former award towards the Diploma.

Students who graduate with a Diploma of Languages and wish to enter the Bachelor of Arts will be granted a total of 50% credit towards the BA, comprising 25% Group 2 and 25% Group 3, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students will be granted full credit towards the BA degree for subjects studies in an incomplete Diploma of Languages, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students who transfer to the BA from the DipLang and receive full credit cannot graduate with the DipLang. Students who are granted credit from a Diploma of Languages towards the BA cannot complete a major in the same language.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

*Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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