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ISL466 Advanced Arabic Grammar II (8)


This subject builds on ISL465 while addressing at a more advanced level the theoretical coverage of Arabic Grammar. Adverbs, adjective patterns and other finer aspects of Arabic grammar are dealt with and variations of grammar in Arabic poetry are also introduced. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build further competence in Arabic language. This subject provides foundations for the application of Classical Arabic.

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Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate competency in all forms of verbs, nouns, particles and sentences
  • be able to demonstrate competency in the use of adjectives and adverbs
  • be able to demonstrate competency in the use of all qualifiers and emphasis structures
  • be able to demonstrate a knowledge of types of apposition, Triptote, Diptote, and Indeclinable and invariable (Al Mo'arab and Al Mobnah)
  • be able to demonstrate competency in Apposition (Al badal)
  • be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the forms and rules of Arabic poetry
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Adverbs of Cause and Adverbs of Emphasis/Cognate Accusative
  • Adjective Patterns (Active, Passive, Comparative, Relative)
  • Quantifiers and Emphasis
  • Vocative particles
  • Types of Apposition
  • Triptote, Diptote ad Indeclinable / Invariable
  • Prosody - The forms of Arabic Poetry

Residential School

This subject contains a optional 2 day residential school. The purpose of the optional residential school is to provide an opportunity for exploration of the overall coursework covered. In addition to content review, this part of the course aims to facilitate an interactive session between the teaching academics and students.
Face to face teaching is an important part of learning a language. Students will be involved in small group exercises, discussions, visual presentation and one-on-one sessions with the subject coordinator, lecturers and tutors. This will enable the students and teaching staff to address any issues that may arise. Material and summary content covered in this session will be a valuable contribution towards the major assessment tasks.


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.