BP317 - Bachelor of Languages

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Plan: BP317VRI - Bachelor of Languages
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Diverse activities within the program structure will maximize your learning and acquisition of skills and knowledge. Study and learning modes will include interactive seminars with case studies, online components, lectures and tutorials with presentations in large and small classes, group-based learning, computer-based activities, negotiated learning such as work-based projects, social and cultural simulations, language and culture exchange immersion activities, peer assisted learning and socializing and networking through oncampus language clubs. All students will benefit from cross-cultural internships.

Learning activities are contextualised and practically aimed at accelerating your acquisition of the program learning outcomes.

You will learn through a range of methods, which will include:

  • Social and cultural simulations
  • Language exchange and immersion activities with native speakers
  • Peer assisted learning
  • Self-directed and online learning
  • In-country learning opportunities – including short term study tours and semester exchange
  • Academic mentoring programs
  • Socialising and networking through on-campus language clubs

Assessment in this program is designed to provide you an opportunity to exercise evaluative, reflective and practical skills, while gauging your learning against the course and program learning outcomes. The structure of assessment projects and assignments will vary depending on the course content and objectives. Individual, group, self, and peer feedback will be regularly provided to help you identify your strengths and encourage you in areas for improvement. You will also have an opportunity to provide feedback to your teachers to enable the continuous improvement of learning and teaching content and processes.

Assessment tasks in this program will include some of the following:

  • Assignments and projects: some will require you to demonstrate an ability to work alone, while some will require you to be part of team with other students.
  • Reflective journals: where you pause to consider what you have learnt and reflect on the further development of the related capability.
  • Role-plays or presentations: a form of in-class test, which you will be required to do either individually or as a team.
  • Self-assessment and peer-assessment: you may be asked to assess your own work, the work of your group, or the work of other groups, which will equip you to become more independent in your own learning and develop your assessment and critical thinking skills.
  • Problem solving: where you will consider how to solve a communication problem, applying appropriate linguistic and cultural knowledge.
  • Examinations: you will undertake final oral (speaking), aural (listening) and written exams. The oral exams can be pair, group or individual.
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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

In this program, you will be doing specific courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry. The WIL courses in this program are:

  • LANG1319 Language and Culture Project (capstone)
  • LANG 1320 Language and Culture Internship

This course includes a work-integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in project-based learning, where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. In this course, you will gain experience in professional cross cultural communication practices and processes by working on real-world briefs.

Internship Requirements

In this program you will undertake an internship in LANG 1320 Language and Culture Internship. An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each internship.

Language and Culture Project (Capstone)

This course provides opportunity to demonstrate learning accumulated throughout the program through design and delivery of a negotiated project where students participate in defining individualized learning objectives. The course provides students the opportunity to develop a bilingual, product, system or event while developing and finalizing their portfolios of work. You will work individually and collaboratively across Contextual Study areas to research, develop and produce your final project. You will expand and enhance your cross cultural communicative skills and knowledge through engaging problem based tasks that focus on language issues in a globalized context.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

To complete this program you must complete one of the following program combinations:

Eight core courses, in addition to:

  • 1 major, and 8 University Elective courses
  • 1 primary major, and one secondary major
  • 1 major, 1 minor, and 4 University Elective courses
  • 1 major and 2 minors

 and 2 WIL courses.

Depending on the program interest & selection, students are to follow the structure below for their respective chosen program.

 

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Language12LANG1321RMIT University Vietnam
Language and Society12LANG1318RMIT University Vietnam
Global Language12SOCU2289RMIT University Vietnam
AND
Complete Three (3) Courses in your chosen major from the list at the end of the program structure:
AND
Complete a total of Three (3) Courses, depending on which program combination you're choosing. These may be courses from a secondary major, a minor, or the University Elective courses, which can be found at the end of this program structure.
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Intercultural Communication12SOCU2252RMIT University Vietnam
Working and Managing in Global Careers12SOCU2290RMIT University Vietnam
Language Management in Global Organisations12SOCU2265RMIT University Vietnam
AND
Complete Three (3) Courses in your chosen major from the list at the end of the program structure:
AND
Complete a total of Three (3) Courses, depending on which program combination you're choosing. These may be courses from a secondary major, a minor, or the University Elective courses, which can be found at the end of this program structure.
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Language and Culture - Capstone Project12LANG1342RMIT University Vietnam
Language and Culture Internship12LANG1320RMIT University Vietnam
AND
Complete Two (2) Courses in your chosen major from the list at the end of the program structure:
AND
Complete a total of Two (2) Courses, depending on which program combination you're choosing. These may be courses from a secondary major, a minor, or the University Elective courses, which can be found at the end of this program structure.
 
AND

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Major courses:

Japanese major courses:

You will start from the level based on the school's assessment on your Japanese language proficiency and, if taking the Japanese major, cannot commence at a level higher than level 3.

Complete eight consecutive courses (depending on Japanese language proficiency level at entry).

 
{
Japanese Major Courses: Complete Eight (8) consecutive courses (depending on Japanese language proficiency level at entry):

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Japanese 112LANG1306RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 212LANG1307RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 312LANG1308RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 412LANG1309RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 512LANG1310RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 612LANG1311RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Language and Society12LANG1313RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Language in Context12LANG1312RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Corporate Discourse and Culture12LANG1337RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Social Semiotics12LANG1338RMIT University Vietnam
OR
Translating and Interpreting Major Courses: Complete all Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theoretical Bases of Translating and Interpreting12LANG1314RMIT University Vietnam
Discourse Studies for Translators and Interpreters12LANG1302RMIT University Vietnam
Translation and Technology12LANG1305RMIT University Vietnam
Ethics and Professional Issues in Translating and Interpreting12LANG1303RMIT University Vietnam
Language and the Law Forensic Linguistics12LANG1317RMIT University Vietnam
Translating Practice & Principles12LANG1316RMIT University Vietnam
Interpreting Practice and Principles12LANG1304RMIT University Vietnam
Translating and Interpreting Consolidation Practice12LANG1315RMIT University Vietnam
}
 
AND

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List of Minors

{
Japanese Minor (Complete Four (4) consecutive courses (depending on Japanese language proficiency level at entry):

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Japanese 112LANG1306RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 212LANG1307RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 312LANG1308RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 412LANG1309RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 512LANG1310RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese 612LANG1311RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Language and Society12LANG1313RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Language in Context12LANG1312RMIT University Vietnam
Japanese Corporate Discourse and Culture12LANG1337RMIT University Vietnam
OR
Translating and Interpreting Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theoretical Bases of Translating and Interpreting12LANG1314RMIT University Vietnam
Discourse Studies for Translators and Interpreters12LANG1302RMIT University Vietnam
Translation and Technology12LANG1305RMIT University Vietnam
Ethics and Professional Issues in Translating and Interpreting12LANG1303RMIT University Vietnam
OR
International Business Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

International Business12BUSM3311RMIT University Vietnam
Financial Markets12BAFI3182RMIT University Vietnam
International Trade12ECON1269RMIT University Vietnam
Managing International Business Responsibly12BUSM4692RMIT University Vietnam
OR
Digital Marketing Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Digital Business Development12MKTG1420RMIT University Vietnam
Digital Content Creation12COMM2789RMIT University Vietnam
Digital Marketing Communication12MKTG1422RMIT University Vietnam
Social Media and Mobile Marketing12MKTG1419RMIT University Vietnam
OR
Management Minor

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Organisational Analysis12BUSM2301RMIT University Vietnam
Ethics and Governance12BUSM4403RMIT University Vietnam
Work in Global Society12BUSM4561RMIT University Vietnam
Leadership and Decision Making12BUSM4188RMIT University Vietnam
OR
Tourism and Hospitality Management Minor:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Tourism Planning and Resource Management12BUSM4566RMIT University Vietnam
Eco-tourism & Sustainable Hospitality Management12BUSM4567RMIT University Vietnam
Room Division Management12BUSM4568RMIT University Vietnam
International Food and Beverage Management12FOHO1024RMIT University Vietnam
 

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Program transition plan

From semester 2, 2019 the Bachelor of Languages (BP317VST and BP317VSJ) will introduce a variation of program structure.

In year 3 the course: Language and Culture Project LANG1319 will be reduced from 24cps to 12cps. This variation will not affect existing students. You will have the choice to use the available 12cps to enrol in an additional course, which may fulfill requirements for a Secondary Major or Minor; or may be a University Elective.

If you are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Languages plans BP317VST and BP317VSJ, you will be re-enrolled into the replacement plan (BP317VRI). New students will be enrolled in the new plan. The last intake into the plans VST and VSJ was semester 1, 2019. Academic advice will be available to you about the new plan.

If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence, have deferred your studies or have not satisfactorily completed some courses, you will not be disadvantaged as a result of this transition process. All individual circumstances will be taken into account and an individualised plan of study will be provided to you in line with University policies and procedures.

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