Specialisation

Key Program - Languages

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP1002.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


A Key Program in a language comprises 120 credit points in three areas of languages and linguistics study comprising: (i) a minimum of 40 credit points of studies in a language other than English (ii) 40 credit points of studies in the Linguistics area of studies and (iii) the balance of 40 credit points may be used to complete a major in the same language, or a sub major in another language or a sub-major in ‘Language in Professional Contexts’ area with a choice from a pool of units in TESOL and L2 teaching, or Interpreting and Translation, or English Linguistics. Students may complete additional majors or sub majors in another language or Linguistics or any other approved program using some or all of their 80 credit points of elective units.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Please see below

Key Program Structure

Advisor for students with surnames beginning with letters A to M: Dr Rosemary Suliman

Advisor for students with surnames beginning with letters N to Z: Mrs Isabel Pena

For the Key Program in Languages students will take one mandatory linguistics unit and select three further units from a specified pool.

The mandatory core unit is:

100928 Linguistics

Students must also select three units from the pool below. (These should normally be taken one per semester after the mandatory unit 100928 - Linguistics)

Linguistics Pool

101449 Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101454 Intercultural Pragmatics
100194 Introduction to Interpreting
100195 Introduction to Translation
101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
101451 Second Language Acquisition
101456 Second Language Learning and Teaching
101450 Sociolinguistics

Majors in a named language sequence

A major in a language comprises a sequence of 80 credit points in the language with 60 credit points at Levels 2 and 3 (with no less than 20 credit points of these at Level 3).

The available languages are:

M1010 Arabic
M1011 Chinese
M1012 Japanese
M1013 Italian
M1014 Spanish

Sub-majors in a named language sequence

A sub-major in a specific language other than English is any sequence of 40 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (i.e. post-beginner, post HSC level) including:

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

However, those students who choose to study a SECOND sub-major in a specific language other than English cannot repeat 101267.1 Language Skills 203: Listening and Speaking and 101268.1 Language Skills 204: Reading and Writing as part of that additional sub-major sequence.

The available languages are:

SM1008 Arabic
SM1006 Chinese
SM1007 Japanese
SM1010 Italian
SM1011 Spanish

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program may achieve a sub-major in any of the Languages offered by completing 40 credit points in one of the recommended language sequences for intermediate or advanced levels. The Level 1 units in a given language sequence do not, therefore, count within a sub-major. Information on recommended sequences for the sub-major are provided under the links above in the definition of sequencing for an additional sub-major in a specific language other than English.

Language in Professional Contexts sub-major

A sub-major in this area consists of 40 credit points taken from the following pools of units:

SM1012 TESOL and L2 Teaching
SM1013 Interpreting and Translation
SM1009 English Linguistics

Language electives

Language units may be taken as electives by students within the Bachelor of Arts, and from other courses, according to prior knowledge in the specific language chosen.

Recommended sequence

Beginners Level

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

Two BA core units

Language unit (101)

Elective

Spring session

Two BA core units

Language unit (102)

Elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100928 Linguistics

Language unit (201)

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

And one elective

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (202)

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Language unit (301) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

One unit from the Linguistics pool

And two electives

Spring session

Language unit (302) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

One unit from the Linguistics pool

And two electives

Intermediate (Post-HSC) Level

Year 1

Autumn session

Two BA core units

Language unit (201)

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

Spring session

Two BA core units

Language unit (202)

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

Year 2

Autumn session

100928 Linguistics

Language unit (301) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And two electives

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (302) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (one (1) from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And two electives

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (one (1) from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And two electives

Post-Intermediate Level

Year 1

Autumn session

Two BA core units

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

And one elective

Spring session

Two BA core units

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100928 Linguistics

Language unit (301)

Language unit (one from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And one elective unit

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (302)

Language unit (one from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

And one elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

Language unit (one from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

One unit from the Linguistics pool

And two electives

Spring session

Language unit (one from 303-308) or one unit from the Language in Professional Contexts pool

One unit from the Linguistics pool

And two electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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