ISL565 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts (16)


This subject allows students to put into practise all aspects of Arabic language previously acquired. Students will analyse and present selected long passages in Arabic and then write about it in their own words. Students will also engage in dialogue with each other in Arabic to discuss various topics applicable to different aspects of life. The subject also covers the classical grammar book titled hidayatun-nahw to capstone all grammatical rules covered in the course.

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Session 2
OnlineUnited Theological College
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Subject information

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

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to acquire an extensive amount of vocabulary, phrases, expressions and idioms to be used in daily life
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the conditional sentences and the correct responses
  • be able to write a story in Arabic at an advanced level
  • be able to speak Arabic and hold conversations at an advanced level
  • be able to speak Arabic and hold conversations at an advanced level
  • be able to demonstrate high level of writing skills
  • be able to understand and comprehend listening to Arabic
  • provide students with the skills to use Arabic in a range of scholarly, professional and public contexts with speakers of Arabic


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Conditional sentences
  • Pairing conditional sentences with 'fa'
  • The method of exclamation
  • The method of praise and dispraise
  • Reading and writing selected passages
  • Listening to selected passages
  • Writing a story in Arabic
  • Conversations in Arabic
  • Review of hidayatun-naw grammar book 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.