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Diploma in Language (DipLang)

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Apply for the Diploma in Language (DipLang) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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Overview

The Diploma in Language (DipLang) and Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) are separate, recognised and endorsed qualifications for students who wish to complete a programme of study in one of the five core languages taught in the Department of Languages and Cultures: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Contact details

Department of Languages and Cultures

Email: languages@otago.ac.nz
Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/languagescultures/

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Programme Requirements

Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in Chinese

Papers

    CHIN 131  Introductory Chinese 1
    CHIN 132  Introductory Chinese 2
    CHIN 231  Intermediate Chinese 1
    CHIN 232  Intermediate Chinese 2
    CHIN 334  Advanced Chinese 1
    CHIN 335  Advanced Chinese 2
    CHIN 344  Chinese Language and Culture

    Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned

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Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in French

Papers
  • Seven of
    FREN 131  Introductory French 1,
    FREN 132  Introductory French 2,
    FREN 232  Intermediate French,
    FREN 233  French for Professional Purposes,
    FREN 333  Advanced French 1,
    FREN 334  Advanced French 2,
    FREN 335  Advanced French 3,
    FREN 336  Advanced French 4.

    Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned

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Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in German

Papers
  • Seven of
    GERM 131  Introductory German 1,
    GERM 132  Introductory German 2,
    GERM 230  German Language 3,
    GERM 231  Intermediate German 1,
    GERM 331  Intermediate German 2,
    GERM 333  German for Professional Purposes,
    GERM 334  Advanced German 1,
    GERM 335  Advanced German 2.

     Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned

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Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in Japanese

Papers
  • Seven of
    JAPA 131  Introductory Japanese 1,
    JAPA 132  Introductory Japanese 2,
    JAPA 231  Intermediate Japanese,
    JAPA 233  Business and Professional Japanese,
    JAPA 251  The Structure of the Japanese Language,
    JAPA 331  Advanced Japanese 1,
    JAPA 332  Advanced Japanese2,
    JAPA 334  Advanced Japanese 3.

    Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned

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Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in Spanish

Papers
  • SPAN 131  Introductory Spanish 1,
    SPAN 132  Introductory Spanish 2,
    SPAN 231  Intermediate Spanish 1,
    SPAN 232  Intermediate Spanish 2,
    SPAN 233  Business Spanish,
    SPAN 331  Advanced Spanish 1,
    SPAN 332  Advanced Spanish 2.

    Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned.

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Regulations for the Diploma in Language (DipLang)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme for the diploma

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 126 points, including at least 36 at 300-level,
    2. shall satisfy the requirements for at least one endorsement as specified in the schedule of endorsed options for the diploma.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. A candidate may be permitted by the Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures to enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers, but shall be exempted from including those papers in an endorsement specified in the Schedule of requirements for the diploma. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any paper for which the exemption has been given.

  3. Cross Credits

    1. A candidate who is enrolled for the diploma concurrently with a degree, or who has completed a degree and is proceeding with the diploma, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both the degree and the diploma up to a maximum of 36 points.
    2. No paper may be cross credited between the diploma and any other undergraduate diploma.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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