Specialisation

Key Program - Languages

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP1604LAN3.1

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 of 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 Ms Jeni Ryde

Key Program Structure

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:

M1604ARB2 Arabic
M1604CHV2 Chinese
M1604JPV2 Japanese
M1604ITV2 Italian
M1604SPV2 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 submajor 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 submajor sequence.

The available languages are:

S1604ARB Arabic
S1604CHI Chinese
S1604JAP Japanese
S1604ITAL Italian
S1604SPAN 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 submajor 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:

S1604TSL2 TESOL and L2 Teaching
S1604INTR Interpreting and Translation
S1604EL 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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

Two BA core units

Language unit (102)

Elective

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

100928 Linguistics

Language unit (201)

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

And one elective

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

Language unit (202)

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

And one elective

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

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

One unit from the Linguistics pool

And two electives

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

One unit from the Linguistics pool

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

And two electives

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Post-Intermediate Level

Year 1

Autumn session

Two BA core units

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

And one elective

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit

Spring session

Two BA core units

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

And one elective

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major 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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major 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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

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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