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The course is aimed at complete Intermediate. It is designed over 1 term to improve and enable students to communicate in Arabic Fus-hah within a limited range of everyday situations using the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Arabic Fus-hah is the recognised means of formal spoken and written communication. Arabic Fus-hah is used in the Qur’an, traditional Islamic resources and also used throughout the Arabic speaking world on official occasions, in education and the media.

The course is taught in English and Arabic. There is a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, grammar and vocabulary. Class size is limited to 20 students to maximise interactive learning.
Language purposes and functions

In level Two B (Intermediate stage), the Students will be able to realise the following functions by:

a) Building the specifications at Level Two B (Intermediate stage) by adding length and complexity to the language used
b) Using a greater range of areas:

  1. Taking part in social situations, e.g. greeting / responding to greetings, expressing thanks and apologising
  2. Repairing communication (e.g. asking for repetition, checking meaning)
  3. Giving information
  4. Asking / answering questions
  5. Describing
  6. Asking for and giving opinions
  7. Justifying opinions
  8. Following / giving instructions
  9. Asking for things
  10. Expressing ability
  11. Using numbers and expressing quantity
  12. Expressing time
  13. Agreeing / disagreeing
  14. Comparing
  15. Asking /giving reasons
  16. Expressing preferences
  17. Making and responding to suggestion
  18. Expressing obligation and lack of obligation
  19. Expressing feelings and emotions
  20. Talking about the present
  21. Talking about the future
  22. Talking about the past
  23. Expressing degrees of certainty and doubt
  24. Talking about (im)probability and (im)possibility
  25. Giving advice
  26. Giving warnings
  27. Talking turns in a conversation

Grammar and Linguistic Structures

In this level students will recognise and be able to make an attempt at producing the following grammar and linguistic structures, within the appropriate functional area as well as all grammar and linguistic listed at Level Two B (Intermediate stage). Please consult the Grammar detailed list for more information:

A). Verbs الأَفْعَال

  1. Verbal sentences (الجملة الفِعْلِية )
  2. Imperfect tense (الفِعل الْمُضَارِع ) – The Indicative Mood (الْمُضَارِعُ الْمَرْفُوع ) – The Subjunctive Mood (الْمُضَارِعُ الْمَنْصُوب ) – The Jussive Mood (الْمُضَارِعُ الْمَجْزُوم )
  3. Comprising Verbs (الْفِعْلُ الصَّحِيح ): – Hamzated verbs ( الْفِعْلُ الْمَهْ مُوز ): — Hamza as Initial Radical ( الْهَمْزَةُ فِي أَوَّلِ الْفِعْ ل ) — Hamza as Middle Radical ( الْهَمْزَةُ فِي وَسَطِ الْفِعْلِ ) — Hamza as Final Radical ( الْهَمْزَةُ فِيِ آخِرِ الْفِعْ ل ) –
  4. Sound Verbs ( الْفِعْلُ السَّالِم ) – Irregular verbs (The Doubled Verb) (الْفِعْلُ الْمُضَعَّف )
  5. Weak Verbs (الْفِعْلُ الْمُعْتَل ): – The Assimilated Verbs (فِعْلٌ مِثَال ) weak Initial Radical – The Hollow Verbs (فِعْلٌ أَجْوف ) weak Middle Radical – The Defective Verbs ( فِعْلٌ نَاقِصٌ ) weak Final Radical – The Doubly and Trebly
  6. Weak Verbs (فِعْلٌ لَفِيف )
  7. The Verb ( كَانَ ) and some of ‘her sisters’
  8. Use of ( كَادَ )
  9. The family of the five Verbs (الأفْعال الْخَمْسة )
  10. The Verb of Wonder (أَفْعال التَّعَجُب )

B). Nouns الأسْمَا ء

  1. Rules of writing Hamza (ء) with يَاء / واو
  2. The Sound Masculine Plural (جَمْعُ الْمُذكَّر السَّالِم )
  3. The Dual (الْمُثَنَّى )
  4. The Numbers (الأعْدَاد )
  5. Adjectives (ال صفَةُ / النَّعْت )
  6. Comparative and superlative ( اِسْمُ التَّفضِ يل )
  7. Use of the cases: – Nominative الرَّف ع
  8. Genitive الْج ر
  9. Accusative ال نَّصب
  10. The Diminutive (التَّصْغِير )
  11. Introduction to (الْمَصْدر )
  12. The Relative Pronoun (الاسمُ الْمَوْصول )
  13. Use of (آخر ) and ( أخر ى )
  14. Use of (ذو )
  15. Use of (أَحدهما و الآخر ) and (إِحداهما و الآخرى

C). Particles الْحُرُوف

  1. Use of ( لَنْ )
  2. Use of ( أَنْ )
  3. Use of (لا النَّاهِية )
  4. Use of ( لام الأمْرِ )
  5. Use of ( لَمْ )
  6. Use of (لَمَّا )
  7. Use of (كَي )
  8. Use of (لام التَّعْلِيل )
  9. Use of ( أَلا )
  10. Use of (كَ )

Vocabulary Area

The vocabulary areas used in this level consists of common items that occur in the everyday vocabulary of native speakers. Some items may be glossed to aid students. Please consult the vocabulary detailed list for more information.
This course is aimed at students who have successfully completed Level 2a with SAIS or a suitable equivalent.
The text book used is ‘The Arabic Course of Madinah Islamic University for English Students, vol. 2 (from lesson 14 – end of the book)’ by Professor V. Abd Al-Raheem. Other texts will also be used throughout the course to aid learning however it will not be necessary to buy these books or for SAIS to provide different textbooks as online copies and handouts will be available on our website.
Homework will be given every lesson in order to help the students to be connected with subject. Homework carries 48 % of the total mark to pass to the next level. The homework will be biased on particular exercise from the text book, as well as from Surah Yousuf (Surah no 12). Also, there will be assessment in the middle of the course and by the end of the course students will be taking an exam which carries 52 % biased on the reading and writing skills.
There are many references to support students in this level, however, most of these references are in Arabic language. Please consult the detailed course references list. Here are some of these books:

  • “A new Arabic grammar” – By J A Haywood and H M Nahmad
  • Qur’anic Arabic” – By Alan Jones
  • “Access to Qur’anic Arabic” – By AbdulWahid Hamid
  • “Mastering Arabic Grammar” – By Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar
  • “Mastering Arabic” – By Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar
  • “Al-Arabiya Bayn Yadayk” – (Arabic in Your Hands)
  • “Qisas – an – Nabiyin” – By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
  • “Al-Qiraat – ar – Rashida” – By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
  • “Sirat – Khatim – an – Nabiyin” – By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
  • “Arabic – English Dictionary” – Hans Wehr a dictionary of modern written Arabic

SAIS provides all these references for sale for any student wishes to buy them also these references are available in the class to be used by teachers and students.
Students in this Level will learn and memorise about 200 vocabularies. These vocabularies are used in different areas and takes account of the 27 different areas which was mention earlier. However, only student who are registered in the course will get this list.
Students in this level will learn different types of grammar, within the appropriate functional area. However, only student who are registered in the course will get this list.
The fee for this course is £225

  • Free for any parents who enrolled their children into one of our Weekend Supplementary Schools
  • Please see the payments policy for the available offers

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