ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2 (8)


This course builds on ISL463 and introduces new grammatical rules focused mainly on developing the different noun patterns and the declension of the present tense verb. The letter hamza will be discussed in detail. The course also covers passages of stories that help further develop the listening and speaking skills.

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Session 1
Online*United Theological College
Session 2
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 understand new vocabulary and phrases and express their usage
  • Be able to summarise main points from a passage
  • Be able to understand common mistakes related to the letter hamza and correct them
  • Be able to comprehend all the rules related to declension of the present tense verb
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the five nouns in speaking and writing
  • Be able to hold a basic dialogue in Arabic with fluency


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The letter hamza and its different usages
  • Expressing oneself in Arabic
  • The five different nouns
  • Declension of the present tense verb
  • Noun of time and place
  • Noun of instrument
  • Original verbs and enhanced verbs
  • Reading of selected passages
  • Listening to selected passages

Specialised Resources

Students enrolled in subject will be given the opportunity to study in Eqypt.


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.