Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2178: Year Abroad with Work Placement B

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 90 ECTS Value 45
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Giorgia Ferrari (Convenor)


ARA1033B and ARA2177



Available via distance learning


Having progressed your Arabic learning at IAIS, you will spend a 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 subsequent Arabic studies 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 internet communications. Pre-requisites: successful completion of ARA1033B (Elementary Arabic Language) with a grade average of 50 or higher, and ARA2177.

There are 90 credits associated specifically with the year abroad, and students need to ‘pass’ the year abroad to progress to to the next year of the MArabic programme. Marking conversion conventions will be applied to the host institution’s assessments.

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