• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Political Sciences, Diplomacy, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course is an eight-week in country immersion language and culture program conducted in an Arab country/state. A number of extracurricular activities will be part of the course. The course develops students' advanced communication skills and cultural understanding in an authentic environment and will develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken. 

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course. An alternative lesson plan will be arranged by CAIS to fulfill the course requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. comprehend and discuss personal, social and cultural topics in Arabic at advanced levels;
  2. initiate and maintain advanced face-to-face conversations with native Arabic speakers;
  3. demonstrate the ability to write and translate Arabic texts;
  4. critically analyse, extract and use information from spoken, audio visual and written texts;
  5. demonstrate sound application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an advanced level; and
  6. express ideas through spoken and written Arabic.

Other Information

To receive consent, students need to apply at https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=12113

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class Participation and discussions (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Oral Presentation, 20 minutes (20) [LO 2,4,5,6]
  3. Journal writing (75 words per day, 6 days per week for 5 weeks) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Conversation (ongoing participation in daily conversation hour) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
  5. Final Essay 1500 words (20) [LO 1,3,4,5,6]
  6. 6 Quizzes (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 200 hours of contact delivered intensively: 25 hours per week for 8 weeks of lectures, tutorials, workshops and activities; and

b) 60 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya, 2nd edition

Assumed Knowledge

Enrolment in this course is selective and determined by an application process which requires a minimum GPA of 5.25. Students are expected to have successfully completed ARAB6502 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $7260
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $11160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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