1 x 35-hour industry placement per semester
1 x 1-hour supervised study fortnightly
1 Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1a Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator approval is required for enrolment in this topic. Students should apply via
Assumed knowledge
Completion of 9 units of French, Indonesian, Italian, Modern Greek or Spanish at second level
Topic description
Language in Action is third-year cognate topic for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Languages. It is design to allow students to gain practical experience in a community or industry-based environment where the target language is used routinely. Students will take up and complete a variety of projects, observing and reporting on activities, practices or events taking place in a chosen community or industry-based environment.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide students opportunities to practise their target language of study outside the classroom

  • develop further students' skills in language proficiency at an advanced level

  • give students an opportunity to undertake an independent field-based observational project in a chosen community or industry-based environment
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have acquired:

  • practical experience of the use of the target language of study in a natural setting at advanced level

  • skills to present orally and in writing the result of their project in their target language of study