ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)

In this subject, students will begin to engage with a basic text called 'Stories of the Prophets'. This text will be used to acquire new vocabulary, improve comprehension and further develop the skill of syntax analysis. Students will continue improving on their knowledge of syntax and morphology. Various examples will be derived from different sources such as the Qur'an, Prophetic traditions and everyday scenarios. Reading and writing skills acquired in the previous unit will be further developed.


Session 3 (90)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL462. 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

Subject Relationships

ISL262 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conjugate basic verbs 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 sufficient comprehension of non-technical prose;
  • be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the different scales of verbs; and
  • be able to compose non-technical prose using appropriate syntax and vocabulary.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Past, present and future tense verbs
  • Kaana and its sisters
  • Inna and its sisters
  • Verbal sentence as the predicate
  • Ann for the fi'l mudari
  • Six abwab and fi'l amr
  • Plural and irrational nouns
  • Badal and 'atf
  • Ism mawsool

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL462 in Session 3 2020. 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 %
Participation and engagement
Online worksheets
Final written exam (online)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.