The Diploma in Languages provides students with the opportunity to gain a Diploma in French Studies while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. The Diploma consists of a three-year sequence of first-, second- and third-year language study and may add up to one year to the duration of the student’s degree course.
The core subjects in French are organised in a progressive sequence from French 1 through to French 7. Entry and exit points are determined by the French Studies Program based on the student’s background in the language, placement testing or prerequisites. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the head of the French program. Accelerated progression is possible on advice from the French Program.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this diploma will have:
- Acquired a mastery of both oral/aural and writing/reading skills comparable to that of a student majoring in a language discipline;
- Gained a basic understanding of selected aspects of the culture (or cultures) and of the society (or societies) associated with the language.