Diploma of Languages (R2E)

Overview  2021

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 International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses 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

The Diploma of Languages requires the completion of a major in a language other than English from the Schedule below.

When you study Latin and Greek, you will find an exciting new home in the languages that shaped the fundamentals of western thought in the sciences, philosophy, medicine, and literature. Beautiful and fascinating in their own right, these ancient languages provide you with a deeper understanding of modern culture, specialist technical terminologies and many modern languages through their roots in Latin and Greek. Each week you will experience the intense satisfaction of building your brain into a stronger, better, more agile resource. Understanding the precious cultural resources bound up in even 'dead' languages also exposes you to the politics of vulnerable Indigenous languages, such as the returned and reconstructed island language of Tasmania, palawa kani. 

This is a unique course recognised as the most dynamic (and best off-campus) ancient languages course in Australasia. Our introductory units begin with Latin and are designed for students with no experience in ancient or modern languages. These units pay attention to fundamental principles of grammar, informing general understanding of language structure, and guide students through skillfully adapted texts allowing direct access to ancient thought. Our intermediate units continue to develop grammatical skills while gradually incorporating original texts. At advanced level you will read ancient texts in their original language, and begin Ancient Greek in accelerated form. The Ancient Languages Major integrates closely with Ancient Civilisations and connects with several majors in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Legal Studies. Learning Ancient Greek and Latin and reading their centuries of literature are among the great intellectual adventures, and employers recognise the analytical and creative skills such training develops.

Available: On campus Hobart and online.

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units including.

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

The unit will focus on further study of Latin grammar (morphology and syntax), such as the uses of the moods and tenses of the verb, further uses of the cases, and the introduction of the passive voice. We will also…

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

China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations. It is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies in the world. China has played an increasingly significant role in world economy and politics over the past decades. Learn more about the histories and cultures of China as you immerse yourself in Mandarin. Our program is geared toward practical use of the Chinese language and takes a holistic approach to developing your literacy in Chinese through the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We cater for complete beginners to advanced speakers and offer many opportunities to enhance your studies by overseas study visits. The major consists of six core language units supplemented by an extensive introduction to the culture of contemporary China. At the University of Tasmania, we teach in an exciting combination of face-to-face and online modes combining the best of personal attention with the best of digital assistance to keep you motivated and constantly refining your language skills wherever you are.

A knowledge of China with Mandarin language skills means a huge variety of diverse careers are open to you. As Australia's relations with China have expanded enormously so has the demand for skills in Chinese language and an appreciation of Chinese cultural forms. Particular industries where this demand is strongest include: diplomacy, tourism, accounting and finance, translators and interpreters, law, technology, business and education.

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

This unit develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). It is a workshop style, participatory language unit. The unit includes 1) discussions regarding grammar and 2) student and teacher-led exercises 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

HMC320 is the continuation of HMC319. This is a workshop style, participatory language unit. The unit includes 1) discussions regarding grammar and 2) student and teacher-led exercises in speaking and listening, reading and writing. This unit builds on your previous…

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

This unit aims to develop students’ practical skills and techniques of translation from English to Chinese. It is suitable for students who have successfully completed HMC319 and HMC320, or international students who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and its…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is an introduction to contemporary China. The aim of this unit is to enable students to understand and critically analyse domestic and international current events and core topics related to China, which may include politics, the economy, international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit aims to introduce students to the basic theories and principles in translation and the fundamental skills in the translation of various genres including texts drawn from areas such as business and trade, law, science and technology, and news.…

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

French is a major commercial and scientific language used across the European Union and other continents, and widely used in international relations and diplomacy; journalism and media; science and technology; the creative arts; and tourism. A number of the world’s significant humanitarian organisations, including the United Nations, the International Red Cross and Doctors (and Reporters) without Borders, use French as an official language, and more people in Africa speak the language than in Europe. The rich culture that derives from French has international and far-reaching influence, spanning medieval texts to contemporary arts – from Descartes to Simone de Beauvoir, the Palais de Versailles to the Tour Eiffel and Edith Piaf to Céline Dion – making French a continually fascinating and useful area of interdisciplinary study.

Available: On campus Hobart

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of French. The unit places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the…

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 to level A2 of…

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 Core units and 25 credit points of Elective units

Core

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

 
Elective

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

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

Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

German is the language of some of the world’s best-known innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, musicians and artists. It is spoken by approximately 100 million people in major European countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Germany has the largest population in the European Union and German remains the language with the most native speakers in Europe. It is also a major community language in Australia; migration from German-speaking countries has been a part of Australia from the early nineteenth century to the present.

Germany is a modern and culturally diverse country. The largest economy in the European Union and the fourth-largest economy in the world, its emphasis on progress and innovation has manifested itself in Australia through well-known companies like Bayer and Volkswagen. The German labour market is opening up for graduates and welcomes specialists from abroad. German language skills are an asset in many careers across international relations, business, engineering and medicine, teaching, science and music.

Against this context, the German major at UTAS comprises the study of both German language and culture, including literature, history and society. You can commence at beginner level or a higher level if you are a background speaker. All levels of study are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR: A1 to C2). This guarantees the international comparability and transferability of your acquired language skills. There will also be various opportunities to participate in exchanges and apply for scholarships to complete units of study in a German-speaking country, or engage in cross-institutional study in Australia. Generous scholarships are provided by German institutions such as the DAAD.

Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

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 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.

This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG102 Introduction to German 1B. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading…

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 point Core unit and 25 credit points chosen from Elective units.

Core

This is an advanced intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German. 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This is an upper intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG315 Advanced German 3A. This third-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

 
Elective

This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Continental philosophy encompasses a wide range of philosophical schools, including Existentialism, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, Critical Theory, and Postmodern Thought, all of which have shaped our understanding of the human condition, not only in philosophy proper, but also in art, literature,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 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

Every day you may consume and hear things about Japanese popular cultures, but do you really know Japan? The third-largest economy in the world, Japan is a world leader in popular culture fields such as anime, manga and gaming. What does the popularity of the filmmaking of Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) tell us about the world today? What are the differences and similarities between Sailor Moon and Disney’s princesses? Has the world of Pokémon Go changed people's understanding of reality and digital space? The Japanese major is a gateway to Japanese popular cultures and global literacy. Gaining critical insights through this lens can impact your understanding of your own culture in surprising ways.

The Japanese program at the UTAS offers, concurrently with the pathways to master the Japanese language, the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking skills in global contexts. Our staff support and work closely with a vibrant student community, in which students are regularly encouraged to actively participate to enhance their study and deepen their understanding of Japanese language and culture. With a wide range of overseas study and internship options supported by generous scholarships, the program produces graduates going on to a variety of careers in fields spanning diplomacy, media, education, public service, trade, and the arts.

We welcome from absolute beginners to more advanced students, and encourage a diversity of expression, subjects and ideas. Come and join us and grow as an effective global citizen equipped with a better understanding of the fundamental changes taking place in our dynamic region of the world and beyond.

Available: On campus Hobart and Launceston.

Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

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

Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. This unit builds on the work you learned in HMJ101. This unit, the second half of introductory Japanese, develops competence in basic spoken and written skills with an emphasis on the interactive…

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.

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

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 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

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

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants

Applicants must meet one of the General Entry Requirements of the University of Tasmania such as completion of Secondary School (or equivalent), previous Higher Education study or previous VET/TAFE Study.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

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.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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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