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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in Spanish without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in Spanish. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in Spanish if you wish.
With more than 400 million speakers, Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and continues to grow as a popular second language. Spanish is spoken not only in Spain, but also in more than 20 countries in Latin America, parts of Africa, and in many regions of the United States.
Alongside the language is a vibrant and captivating cultural heritage, which New Zealanders are beginning to discover and appreciate more fully through our growing relationships with Latin American countries.
The increasingly multicultural nature of society means it is important to learn about new languages and cultures, and how they interact with, and are affected by, your own. The GradDipArts (Spanish) produces its own digital study materials, relevant to Australasian students, so you’ll gain skills applicable to your own communities.
Massey is New Zealand’s only university to deliver language programmes completely by distance learning. Massey’s Spanish programme is available by distance learning to Australian students.
Whether you study on campus or by distance, you will learn from supportive, passionate academics who produce digital study materials complete with exercises, audio, videos and presentations. Your lecturers deliver live online tutorials/lectures at various times - evenings, lunch times and weekends - to fit with your busy schedule. They ensure that you don’t have to learn on your own and that everyone can practise speaking Spanish in a shared environment.
Language doesn’t exist in isolation, and becomes more powerful when it is learnt in a cultural context. You’ll use videos, music and literature to examine social, historical and political developments. Through exploring this context, you’ll also explore your own culture and identity.
Trade, tourism and diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Hispanic world are on an upward trend. With the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) your knowledge of Spanish language and culture will prove both valuable and rewarding with a wide range of career choices possible, including:
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