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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipAppJapLing
CRICOS code069266D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)


The course seeks to further students' understanding of second and foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication with particular reference to Japanese. It also aims to develop students' skills in critical reading and ability to design a research project.


Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.


This course consists of one core unit, and three electives chosen from the list below.


Core unit


Students who obtain a distinction average and who have undertaken JAL4610/JAL5610 (Research methodology in applied linguistics) may seek approval from the course coordinator to undertake a research project for 12 points (usually AST4680/AST5680 Research project A) as one of the electives.

With the approval of the course coordinator, students may undertake an elective for 12 points offered elsewhere within the Faculty of Arts or from the Faculty of Education. Students may take up to 24 points of language units within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics with the approval of the course coordinator.

Progression to further studies

Students require a credit average in the graduate diploma program to transfer to course 3073 Master of Applied Japanese Linguistics.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate of Arts.


Graduate Diploma in Applied Japanese Linguistics