ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)


This subject introduces Arabic Grammar  building on the foundational Arabic skills. Rules of Grammar including sarf (morphology) and forms are addressed. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build on proficiency previously acquired. This subject provides foundations for further study in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic.

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Session 2
OnlineUnited Theological College
Session 3
OnlineUnited Theological College
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Subject information

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify main components of sentence structure
  • be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the varying grammatical morphology
  • be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of Arabic verbs
  • be able to differentiate and apply gender, number and form structures to verbs
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The composition and parts of a complete sentence
  • Classifications of verbs with regard to tenses
  • Comparison and examples of active and passive participants
  • Subject and predicate of a sentence
  • Verb based and verbal-subject
  • Noun-based or nominal sentence
  • Subjunctive, jussive and nominative cases of the imperfect verb tense
  • 'Kanna' and 'inna' ' and their related "sisters"
  • Genitive case of noun
  • Adjectives and their classifications
  • Introduction to the forms of trilateral verbs


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.