ISL442 Arabic Skills 2 (8)

This subject continues from Arabic Skills 1 and introduces new topics related to everyday interactions that include study, work, shopping, weather, hobbies, people and places. More complex sentence structures will be covered with an emphasis on verb conjugation in the different tenses. Reading, writing and speaking in the Arabic language will be developed to further enhance everyday communication in Arabic.


Session 2 (60)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL442. 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

ISL441 Arabic Skills 1 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to read fluently in Arabic;
  • be able to communicate and converse at the basic level revolving around the topics introduced;
  • be able to use the vocabulary acquired to form new sentences based on the sentence structures covered;
  • be able to appropriately use verbs that are related to everyday interactions in different tense, person, number and gender;
  • be able to listen and respond to basic questions about the topics covered; and
  • be able to compose short stories and passages related to the topics covered while expressing correct usage of nouns, verbs and sentence structures.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Concepts related to studies
  • Different work environments
  • Shopping for groceries and clothing
  • Describing different weather conditions
  • People and places they have been to
  • Common hobbies and their description

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL442 in Session 2 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
Take home assessment
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.