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Associate Diploma in Modern Languages (AssocDipModLang)

Course code: R1A
This course is offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and is available at Hobart and Launceston, and may be undertaken full time over two years or part time over a maximum of three consecutive years.
In cases where study has been interrupted by illness or other unavoidable cause Faculty may allow additional time in which to complete the course.

Admission requirements & prerequisites
Applicants must have passed the first year at university level in the language in which they wish to study or be deemed by the head of department, Modern Languages, to have reached an equivalent level of proficiency e.g. TCE French or German Stage 4.

Course objectives
The course is intended to provide candidates with or without a degree the opportunity to improve their language competency. Candidates who have completed the Associate 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
Candidates for the Associate Diploma are required to study units in their chosen language with a weighting of 40% at 200 level and 50% at 300 level, and to choose a unit in another relevant subject with a weighting of 10%.
The languages available are French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese at Hobart and Indonesian at Launceston. For an outline of units available, turn to the Bachelor of Arts: Schedule of Units - Hobart which follows. Units at level 200/300 will be found listed under the entry for the relevant language.

Articulation with other courses
Students who hold an award from this University or another approved institution may be permitted by the Faculty to count units from the former award towards the Associate Diploma.Students who have completed the Associate Diploma may be granted standing in the Bachelor of Arts course provided they have met relevant prerequisite requirements.

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