Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2000: Year Abroad
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (11 weeks)
Dr Mustafa Baig (Convenor)
ARA1033A and ARA1033B.
|Available via distance learning|
Having progressed your early Arabic learning at IAIS, you will spend one academic year in an Arabic-speaking country. There you will advance your knowledge of grammar and syntax, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also learn a dialect of Arabic. The year abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to immerse yourself in an Arabic-speaking environment and to gain first-hand experience of Arab society and culture. It is a great opportunity for you to interact with Arabic-speakers and to become fluent in an Arabic dialect. The experience you gain from studying abroad will feed into your subsequent Arabic study at IAIS. During the year abroad you will be supported in your studies by both colleagues in the study abroad institution and by IAIS colleagues who will be in close contact with you there and may visit you. The Module Convenor will act as your named IAIS contact. There will be scheduled regular (usually at least fortnightly) contact with IAIS colleagues by e-mail and/or internet communications. The pre-requisites are successful completion of ARA1033A and ARA1033B (Elementary Arabic Language) with a grade average of 50 or higher.
There are 120 credits associated specifically with the year abroad, and students need to ‘pass’ the year abroad to progress to year 3.