Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2178B: Arabic Study Abroad

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr John Cooper (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


Having progressed your Arabic learning at IAIS, you will spend a term 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 term 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 develop fluency in an Arabic dialect. During the term abroad you will be supported in your studies by both colleagues in the study abroad institution and by IAIS colleagues who will visit you. 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 30 credits associated specifically with the study term abroad. Marking conversion conventions will be applied to the host institution’s assessments to bring them into line with University of Exeter standards.

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