ISL463 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.


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

Session 1 (30)
Online *
United Theological College
Session 3 (90)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL463. 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL463 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
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.