ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar (8)


This subject builds on ISL464 and introduces advanced Arabic grammatical rules in the further uses of verbs in complex sentence structures and tenses. Classification of sentences, sentence analysis and use of particles will be addressed. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build  previously acquired proficiency.

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Session 2
OnlineUnited Theological College
Session 3
OnlineUnited Theological College
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL465
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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 write a personal and official letter in Arabic
  • Be able to distinguish between 'hamzatul-wasl' and 'hamzatul-qat' in speech and writing
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of masadir (root words)
  • Be able to distinguish between three lettered and four lettered verbs
  • Be able to show an understanding between formal Arabic and colloquial Arabic
  • Be able to comprehend in detail the uses of 'inna' and 'kaana' and their related 'sisters'


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • 'Hamzatul-wasl' and 'hamzatul-qat'
  • Three lettered verbs
  • Four lettered verbs
  • Five and six lettered verbs
  • Classical and colloquial Arabic
  • Kaana and its sisters
  • Inna and its sisters
  • Kaada and its sisters
  • Article of negation
  • Reading of selected passages in Arabic
  • Listening to selected passages in Arabic
  • Expressing oneself in Arabic


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.