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Post-Degree Diploma in Languages and Culture (Romance Languages)

Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada


Sep 2022, Sep 2023

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CAD 16680

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

Are you looking to add Spanish or French proficiency training to your resumé? VIU’s post-degree French or Spanish language diploma program combines written, oral and reading comprehension instruction along with a cultural component to develop a deeper understanding of the Romance language.

Taking a post-degree in Latin Languages opens up doors to careers in government, tourism, international business, teaching and travel.

The Post-Degree Diploma in Languages and Culture (Romance Languages) Program
The Languages and Culture (Romance Languages) Post-Degree Diploma offers students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (e.g. Bachelor of Education), the opportunity to document their completion of a specialization in Language outside their Bachelor's program. It is awarded subsequent to a Bachelor's degree.

The Languages and Culture (Romance Languages) Post-Degree Diploma is not an addition to the Minor; it has the same course requirements, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures as the B.A. Minor.

Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 93 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 65

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: This program is designed for students who have recognized Bachelor's degrees and wish to complete an academic credential equal in scope to a language minor. New students will be placed in language courses according to ability, experience, and previous education. Native French and Spanish speakers should consult with the department regarding exemption from lower-level requirements.

7 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
93 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
65 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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