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Certificate

Professional Certificate in Language and Cultural Literacy

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students

Overview

The Professional Certificate in Language and Cultural Literacy is designed to allow graduate students maximal flexibility in gaining an additional short qualification by undertaking introductory study across one or more subjects from a range of languages or to consolidate their knowledge of a language already begun. Students gain an understanding of intercultural communication through undertaking language and culture studies from any of 14 languages.

Combining the two elements of language and transcultural communication/cultural literacy, the course is designed to appeal to a professional cohort as well as to existing students who may wish to commence language study with a view to possibly proceeding to more advanced study., either as a beginner or as someone who already has some background in the language.

Who is it for?

The Professional Certificate in Language and Cultural Literacy is designed for graduates interested in gaining a short qualification in languages, either as a beginner or as someone who already has some background in the language. You can package your own sequence of study starting at an entry point suitable for your prior language experience, and there are some options for intensive mode study over summer or winter semesters.

Why Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne is ranked #1 for Modern Languages in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2020). Our language programs combine best practice in learning languages at all levels, with leading research in key areas for deeper cultural understanding and communication.

What will I learn?

In your studies you’ll combine the two elements of language and transcultural communication/cultural literacy in your choice of elective subjects. There are 14 language options to choose from, and you can focus on one language or combine your studies across more than one language. You’ll be able to commence language studies at a level appropriate for your existing level of proficiency.