Warning! Students must complete two subjects (12 credit points) at 100-level in their chosen language to be eligible for admission to the Diploma in Modern Languages.
Diploma in Modern Languages
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- 11 Jun 23
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate proficiently and effectively oral/aural and writing/reading skills in a language discipline not including English;
- analyse, comment upon and appropriately interpret a variety of target language usages of varying degrees of complexity;
- research, plan, design and deliver written and oral presentations in a variety of contexts; and
- demonstrate some depth of knowledge of specific inter-cultural and cross-cultural issues, practices and ethical values.
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Students must complete two subjects at 100-level in their chosen language in order to gain admission into the Diploma in Modern Languages and continue with prescribed subjects.
- CHIN101 Chinese Language 1A
- CHIN102 Chinese Language 1B
- FREN101 French Language 1A
- FREN102 French Language 1B
- GRMN101 German Language 1A
- GRMN102 German Language 1B
- INDN101 Indonesian Language 1A
- INDN102 Indonesian Language 1B
- ITAL101 Italian Language 1A
- ITAL102 Italian Language 1B
- JAPN101 Japanese Language 1A
- JAPN102 Japanese Language 1B
English Proficiency Requirements
At least one of the following criteria must be met:
- English is the applicant's first language; or
- Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
- A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
- An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50; or
- Satisfactory completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program:
- at the University of New England English Language Centre; or
- an equivalent EAP program at an Australian university NEAS-accredited English Language Centre (subject to certification from the university concerned that satisfactory completion of that university's EAP program would entitle the applicant to be accepted into a comparable award-bearing program at that university); or
- at a non-university NEAS-accredited English Language Provider that has a formal agreement with UNE under which it provides an equivalent EAP Program; or
- a NEAS-accredited TAFE NSW EAP Program.
More detailed information regarding these requirements can be viewed here:
UNE English Language Requirements for Admission Rule
On campus requirements
Depending on subject choice, intensive school attendance may be required.
Students admitted to the degree with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this degree may be eligible for advanced standing. For more information on Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning, please visit: UNE Advanced Standing
This degree enables students to communicate and to become proficient in one language (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian or Japanese) and culture. This gives graduates a competitive advantage in a variety of workplaces, whether in Australia or overseas.
Recommended Study Pattern
- Complete two subjects at 100-level from your chosen language.
- Complete six prescribed subjects from the same language major.
To access the course rules and plans go to the UNE Course Handbook.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass subjects to value of 48 credit points (8 subjects) in one language as identified in the program of study for each language.
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