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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: * provide an advanced level of understanding of one of the following areas of specialisation: Cultural Studies and/or Applied Linguistics, relative to French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish and Indonesian, according to the option chosen; * expose students to an in-depth body of knowledge relative to the above two areas of specialisation; * train students to form broad conceptual understandings while gaining depth of knowledge of a particular area of the above areas of specialisation, through coursework and through a supervised study project; * provide advanced practical language training; * provide vocational knowledge and abilities in areas relevant to the language professional.Learning outcomesOn successful completion of the course students will be able to: * demonstrate broad knowledge of Cultural Studies and/or Applied Linguistics Studies, relative to French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish or Indonesian, according to the area of specialisation chosen; * develop advanced critical understanding of theories and principles underpinning the chosen area of Language Studies, and knowledge of current issues therein; * undertake and successfully complete a supervised study project in a specific area of Language Studies; * communicate at a high level of competence in language skills intrinsic to specialised vocational applications; * demonstrate advanced level of knowledge and skills in relation to cross-cultural communication; * develop understanding and respect for Australia's cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, which includes a major, completed with a Credit or better Grade Point Average, in one or more of the following languages: French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish and Indonesian. However, under special circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.CREDITStudents who have completed an Honours degree in French, Italian, Modern Greek, Spanish or Indonesian, or the Graduate Diploma in Language, or the Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching at Flinders University may be eligible to receive 36 units of credit. Those who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching may be eligible to receive 18 units of credit.Credit may be granted, on application, for equivalent post-graduate or Honours studies, completed at another tertiary institution.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Language Studies
  • Course description
    The Master of Language Studies is a 72-unit coursework program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences. The course may be taken over four semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.

    Students who complete 36 units of study within the Master of Language Studies may choose to exit from this degree with the Graduate Diploma in Language.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Language Studies a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

       1. 36 units from Group A - Cultural Studies and/or Group B - Applied Linguistics (chosen in consultation with the Course Convener).
          Credit for an approved Honours degree in a language, the Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching, the Graduate Diploma in Language, or the Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching will be granted within this component, AND
       2. 18 or 24 units from Group A - Cultural Studies and/or Group B - Applied Linguistics, AND
    3.

    LANG8501
        

    Supervised Study Project, or
        

    12

    LANG8501A
        

    Supervised Study Project
        

    18
    Group A - Cultural Studies

    LANG8301
        

    Settling in Australia: The Italian, Greek and French Experience
        

    6

    LANG8302
        

    History, Cultures and Traditions
        

    6

    LANG8303
        

    Literature and Society
        

    6

    LANG8304
        

    Special Topic in Language Studies
        

    6

    LANG8305
        

    Special Topic in Cultural Studies
        

    6

    LANG8306
        

    Special Topic in Language Studies B
        

    6
    Group B - Applied Linguistics

    LANG8401
        

    Second Language Acquisition, Theory and Practice *
        

    6

    LANG8402
        

    Second Language Teaching Methodology *
        

    6

    LANG8403
        

    Classroom-based Research *
        

    6

    LANG8404
        

    Special Topic in Applied Linguistics *
        

    6

    LANG8405
        

    Cross-cultural Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication
        

    6

    * These topics are not available to students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching or any of the following topics: LANG3102 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, LANG3102A Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, LANG3201 Second Language Teaching Methodology, LANG3201A Second Language Teaching Methodology, LANG3202 Introduction to Classroom-based Research, or LANG3202A Introduction to Classroom-based Research.

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