ISL263 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1 (8)

In this subject, students will continue reading the Stories of the Prophets textbook whereby they further build on the knowledge of vocabulary, syntax and morphology. The higher verb forms will be introduced for the first time. Students will also acquire the knowledge of how most nouns and verbs are derived by learning the systematic approach to word derivation developed by grammarians. This subject will also continue with developing the reading, writing and composition skills acquired in the previous unit.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
United Theological College
Session 3 (90)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL263. 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



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conjugate higher verb forms in the appropriate tense, gender, number and person;
  • be able to formally analyse sentences incorporating the new rules of syntax and morphology;
  • be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate-level comprehension of non-technical prose; and
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the system of word derivation.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of sarf
  • Higher verb forms
  • Noun derivations
  • Passive verbs
  • Prohibition
  • Negation
  • Conjugating higher verb forms
  • Reading stories of the Prophets


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.