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The course is aimed at complete Pre-Advance and is designed over 1 term to improve and enable students to communicate in Arabic Fus-hah within a 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 rescores 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 Three A (Pre-Advance stage), the realisation of these functions: Builds in the specifications at Level Two B (Intermediate stage) by giving more details to the language used Uses the following range of areas:

  1. Talking part in social situations, e.g.:
    – greeting
    – responding to greeting
    – expressing thanks
    – 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.

  1. Declension of the Noun (الإسمُ الْمُعْرَب )
  2. Indeclinable of the Noun ( الإسْمُ الْمَبْنِ ي )
  3. Declension of the Verbs ( الْفِعْلُ الْمُعْرَبُ )
  4. Indeclinable of the Verbs ( الْفِعْلُ الْمَبْنِ ي )
  5. Conjunctions ( الْعَطْفُ )
  6. The use of ( لَعَ ل )
  7. Verbal Noun (اسْمُ الْفِعْل )
  8. The Passive Verb ( الْفِعْلُ الْمَ بنِ ي لِلْمَجْهُول )
  9. The Active Verb (الْفِعْلُ الْمَبْنِ ي لِلْمَعْلُوم )
  10. The Relative Adjectival (اسْمُ الن سْبَة )
  11. The use of (إِ ما ….. وإِ ما )
  12. Abstract Nouns (اسْمُ الْجِن س )
  13. The Active Participle )اسْمُ الْفَاعِل( / )اسْمُ الْمَفْعُول(
  14. The use of ( مَ ا الْحِجَازِية )
  15. The Noun of Place (اسْمُ الْمَكَان )
  16. The Noun of Time (اسْمُ ال زمَان )
  17. The Noun of Instrument ( اسْمُ الآلةِ )
  18. Definite ( الْمَعْرِفَة ) and indefinite ( الن كِرَة )
  19. Dropping the ‘Noon’ from the Dual and the Sound Masculine Plural.
  20. Verbal sentences (الجملة الفِعْلِية )
  21. Nominal sentences (الجملة الاسمية )
  22. De-Verbal Noun (الْمَصْدر )
  23. Adverbs ( الْمَفْعُولُ فِيهِ / ال ظرْفُ )
  24. Conditional Sentences (الْجُمْلةُ ال شرْطِية )
  25. The use of ( لَوْ )
  26. The use of (إِذا )
  27. Interjections (الن دْبةُ / الن دَاء )
  28. The use of ( كَمْ )
  29. The use of (حَت ى )
  30. The Diminutive (الت صْغِير )

Vocabulary Area

The vocabulary areas used in this level consists of common items occur in the everyday vocabulary of native speakers using the target language today in a range of predictable everyday areas. 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 Two B with SAIS or a suitable equivalent.
The text book that will be used is ‘The Arabic Course of Madinah Islamic University for English Students, vol. 3 (chapter 1 – 15)’ 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 student to connect with the subject, homework carries 48 % of the total end of level mark. The homework will be biased on particular exercises from the text book, as well as from Surah Al-‘Araaf (Surah no 7). There will also be a mid-term assessment as well as the end of the course exam which carries 52 % of the total mark. This exam will be based on the reading and writing skills covered at this level.
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:

  • “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
  • “Mini English – Arabic & Arabic – English Dictionary” – By Wagdi Rizk Ghali
  • “Arabic – Arabic Dictionary” – By Al-Fakhr Ar-Raazee
  • “Arabic – English Dictionary” – Hans Wehr a dictionary of modern written Arabic

SAIS provides all these references for sale for any student wishes to purchase them. These references are also available in the classrooms 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 nine different areas mentioned earlier. However, only student who are registered for the course will get this list.
Students in this level will cover different areas of grammar, within the appropriate functional area. However, only student who are registered for 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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