ISL261 Beginner Arabic Language 1 (8)

The subject approaches the language through a series of themed topics in daily life such as society, literature and arts, science and medicine. Each week, vocabulary is built on as various linguistic structures and strategies are introduced and practiced as an introduction to Arabic grammar.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
United Theological College
Session 2 (60)
Online *
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL261. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Subject Relationships

ISL461 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

ISL160, ISL461

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to have a basic fluency in Arabic writing
  • be able to understand basic vocabulary of the Qur'an words
  • be able to understand basic vocabulary related to daily life activities
  • be able to understand words and phrases
  • be able to introduce oneself in the Arabic language
  • be able to understand basic verb patterns
  • be able to read short and simple Arabic passages


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Vocabulary of common Qur'anic words
  • Attached pronouns
  • Detached pronouns
  • Pronouns attached to nouns
  • Pronouns attached to verbs
  • Singular, dual and plural nouns
  • Usage of adverbs
  • Time and seasons in Arabic
  • Reading simple passages in Arabic


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.