Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2174: Year Abroad with Work Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 120 ECTS Value 60
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Giorgia Ferrari ()


ARA1033A, ARA1033B. Some host Institutions may additionally require passing of an entry examination



Available via distance learning


Having completed the first year at IAIS, you will spend your second year of the MArabic 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% in the first year together with a pass mark of 50% for ARA1033B (and 60% to be awarded the Sharjah scholarship).

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. The host institution’s marking conventions will be applied to assessments.

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