Languages opens doors at CDU 


A new language course offered at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is giving students the opportunity to learn more about other cultures, while increasing their employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

‘The study of language gives a fascinating insight into a country’s culture and people,’ Donal Fitzpatrick, head of CDU’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities, said.

The Diploma of Languages, offered at CDU from Semester 1 2007, will give students the opportunity to specialise in either Indonesian or Modern Greek.

‘By learning a language, people in a range of industries, for example tourism and hospitality, law, foreign affairs and health, find they are able to effectively communicate and engage with people of different cultures. This can be a huge benefit in their current job as well as improving future employment possibilities,’ Donal said.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in ‘in-country study programs’ in either Indonesia or Greece, where they will be able to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture while fast tracking their study.

The course takes two to three years to complete part time, either internally at Casuarina Campus or externally through online study. The language units in Greek or Indonesian can also be studied through the Graduate Diploma in Languages or as an elective as part of any undergraduate degree, particularly the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning.

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