ISL441 Arabic Skills 1 (8)

This subject involves the introduction to Arabic as a living language. Students will learn how to hold basic and simple conversations about everyday interactions such as greetings, introductions, food and family. Students will also gradually increase their vocabulary in the Arabic language to help them hold the basic conversations in various common scenarios. This subject will particularly establish the student's confidence in speaking the language at a basic level.


Session 1 (30)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL441. 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

Ability to read and write in Arabic.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to communicate in simple conversation involving everyday interactions using the Arabic language;
  • be able to listen and respond to basic questions about everyday interactions;
  • be able to demonstrate basic level composition related to everyday interactions;
  • be able to demonstrate vocabulary acquisition related to everyday interactions; and
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading and writing of Arabic.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Naming and using common household objects
  • Terms used for relationships
  • Asking and responding to questions
  • Terms used in prayers
  • Phrases used in everyday activities: work, shopping, household routines

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL441 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Engagement and participation
Online worksheets
Mid-session online exam
Final written exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.