ISL262 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)

This subject introduces Arabic grammar, building on the foundational Arabic skills developed in the previous subjects. Rules of grammar including sarf (morphology) and forms are addressed. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build on proficiency previously acquired. This subject provides foundations for further study in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
United Theological College
Session 3 (90)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL262. 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

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Arabic reading and writing at similar level as ISL260 or ISL261

Subject Relationships

ISL462 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify main components of sentence structure
  • be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the varying grammatical morphology
  • be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of Arabic verbs
  • be able to differentiate and apply gender, number and form structures to verbs
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading, writing and comprehension skills


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The composition and parts of a complete sentence
  • Classifications of verbs with regard to tenses
  • Comparison and examples of active and passive participants
  • Subject and predicate of a sentence
  • Verb based and verbal-subject
  • Noun-based or nominal sentence
  • Subjunctive, jussive and nominative cases of the imperfect verb tense
  • 'Kanna' and 'inna' and their related 'sisters'
  • Genitive case of noun
  • Adjectives and their classifications
  • Introduction to the forms of trilateral verbs


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.