Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2174: Year Abroad with Work Placement
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (12 weeks)
Dr Mustafa Baig (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Having completed the first year at IAIS, you will spend your second year of the MArabic programme 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 third and fourth year 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 visit you abroad. The Module Convenor will act as your named IAIS contact. There will also be scheduled regular (usually at least fortnightly) contact with IAIS colleagues by e-mail and/or Skype.
Pre-requisites: 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 of the MArabic. Marking conventions will be applied to the host institution’s assessments.