ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1 (8)


This subject builds on ISL462 and introduces further Arabic grammatical rules in verb forms and nouns as well as further practice in constructing words and sentences with verbs. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build previously acquired proficiency. This subject provides foundations for further study in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic.

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Session 1
Online*United 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 demonstrate an intermediate level of knowledge of Arabic system of nominal and adjective suffixes of Classical Arabic (I'rab)
  • be able to demonstrate intermediate level of knowledge of the structure of verbs, nouns, and particles
  • be able to recognise and apply classification of word forms and knowledge of words constructions
  • be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of conditions of construction of verbs and nouns
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • be able to relate a selected story in Arabic


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Classification of verbs between weak-ending (mo'atel al-akhar) and correct-ending (sahib al-akahar) verbs
  • Constructive and classified (al-mabni and al-mu'arab verbs)
  • Classification of verbs constructions and practice
  • The different classification of Classical Arabic I'rab using excercises
  • Nouns ending with long vowels and their classifications
  • The Quadrilateral Verb and its forms (Voices, States, moods and numbers)
  • The derivation of the nouns substantive and adjective
  • The denominative nouns
  • The gender of the nouns


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.