Course Title: Language and Culture Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Language and Culture Internship

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duong thi Hoang Oanh

Course Coordinator Phone: ​(84-28) 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 2.5.49

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed the following core you commence this course: 

  • Year One core courses
  • Year Two core courses
  • Seven (7) courses from your chosen Major
  • Four (4) courses from your chosen Minor, or four (4) General Elective courses 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  

Course Description

The Language and Culture Internship helps you to develop skills to identify and negotiate your own internship opportunity with mentoring, support and advice from RMIT staff then gain valuable work experience in your specific field. You will be able to apply and further develop your learning of globalization, language and cultural diversity. You will be required to secure and complete a work based internship in a professional situation in an international or cross-cultural context either in Vietnam or another country. Your internship will be of 80 work hours and you will have a chance to debrief and reflect with your peers and an expert panel after your internship.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

Bachelor of Languages BP317 Vietnam 

PLO1: Communicate effectively in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms with audiences within and external to the discipline. 
PLO2: Critically reflect on the role of culture in communication and society and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions locally and globally. 
PLO3: Work independently and in diverse teams to solve problems, using effective communication strategies demonstrating ethical and reflective practice. 
PLO4: Adapt and develop effective communication strategies to address linguistic diversity in the workplace. 
PLO5: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within language related fields. 
PLO6: Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study of language. 
PLO7: Evaluate and apply technology to increase efficiency and precision in language sensitive working contexts. 
PLO8: Critically analyse resources, evidence and personal experience to make ethical, socially and politically aware decisions related to language and intercultural interpretations and applications. 
PLO9: Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication.  


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

CLO1: Identify where your skills and capabilities intersect effectively with the needs of industry. 
CLO2: Apply and practice good communication skills in a variety of professional and/or cultural contexts. 
CLO3: Apply your developing professional skills and knowledge in order to engage with a workplace environment in your field. 
CLO4: Reflect and evaluate where your experiences might lead you professionally, for future employment 
CLO5: Establish links between lessons learned from professional practice and the knowledge gained from the core subjects, languages and the chosen electives. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take the form of:

  • Full time work in a professional context.
  • Participation in an online community for RMIT’s internship students.
  • Two multidisciplinary workshops pathway through the internship.
  • Debrief interview and reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam.

The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course's learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Reflective journal of critical incidents, 30% (CLO1, CLO 2, and CLO5) 
Assessment Task 2: Debrief interview, 30% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, and CLO5) 
Assessment Task 3: Reflective essay, 40% (CLO1, CLO2, CLO4, and CLO5) 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.