Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2012: Year Abroad

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to advance your knowledge of Arabic grammar and syntax as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through a wide range of authentic Arabic texts, to facilitate your acquisition of a spoken dialect of Arabic, and to immerse you in first-hand experience of Arab society and culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate the ability to read and understand a variety of Arabic texts;
2. Demonstrate the ability to read and understand a range of linguistic styles such as in literature, poetry, religious texts and media;
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a spoken Arabic dialect;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate fluency in a spoken Arabic dialect;
5. Identify, describe and use a range of linguistic forms and structures in writing and in conversation;
6. Demonstrate that you have assimilated information about another culture and have experienced at first hand the cultural and social aspects of an Arab country;
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to living in a new environment;
8. Demonstrate time management skills through independent study, as well as working in pairs and groups in conversation and on text-based work; and
9. Demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language.