ISL261 Beginner Arabic Language 1 (8)


The subject approaches the language through a series of themed topics in daily life such as society, literature and arts, science and medicine. Each week, vocabulary is built on as various linguistic structures and strategies are introduced and practiced as an introduction to Arabic grammar.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
Distance*United Theological College
Session 2
Distance*United Theological College
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLCentre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ISL160 ISL461 ISL461 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to have a basic fluency in Arabic writing
  • be able to understand basic vocabulary of the Qur'an words
  • be able to understand basic vocabulary related to daily life activities
  • be able to understand words and phrases
  • be able to introduce oneself in the Arabic language
  • be able to understand basic verb patterns
  • be able to read short and simple Arabic passages


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Vocabulary of common Qur'anic words
  • Attached pronouns
  • Detached pronouns
  • Pronouns attached to nouns
  • Pronouns attached to verbs
  • Singular, dual and plural nouns
  • Usage of adverbs
  • Time and seasons in Arabic
  • Reading simple passages in Arabic


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.