APG5481 - Language for professional purposes part 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt


Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt

Not offered in 2019


The unit is designed for students who want to acquire basic competency in Chinese, Japanese or Spanish, as relevant to specific professional settings, while examining key issues in inter-cultural communication in real life settings.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. engage in simple professional interactions in a second or additional language;
  2. recognise and explain the specific cultural environment in which that language is deployed;
  3. identify and discuss issues around intercultural literacy and its importance in diverse workplaces;
  4. recognise language learning and communication strategies;
  5. observe language and inter-cultural communication practices and relate to their own experiences.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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