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Advanced Arabic Level 3

Course: Advanced Arabic Level 3

Course Code: AL3MUAC

Course Level: Advanced (Level 3)

Start Date: September intake: Beginning of September (still accepting)

February intake: Beginning of February

End Date: September intake: February

February intake: May

Entry Requirements: Completion of Arabic Level 2 or GCSE grade C or above course.

Age: 16+

Main Subject Area of the Course

Grammar – The non-static vowel of the last consonant in a verb or noun, a static case-ending, the normative, accusative, and genitive, a noun ending with long vowel, a noun ending with a long vowel (ا) Followed by (hamza), Subject of the Predicate (substitute of the subject of the verb), (It comes only with Passive Verbs), Nisbah (Attributive Form) An Accusative Object. Adverbial Qualification of Time or Place Cognate Accusative (The Absolute Object.) Adverbial Qualification of Purpose, Haal Accusative, Zarf, Conditional Phrase (shart)

Morphology – The trilateral verb, the mu’tal, muda‘af and lafeef verbs, Quadrilaterals, verbs.

Language – Describing your house and family, food stuff

This is an advanced course in Arabic. The course will last for 25 weeks and be a total of 100 learning hours.

Who is the Course Suitable for?

The “Advanced Arabic” has been designed to cater for learners with a high understanding of the Arabic language but wish to further their study of the Arabic Language into a more detailed and advanced level.

Aims and Objectives of the Course:

The aim of the course is to give learners an experience of advanced level Arabic. It will look at the more sophisticated sciences of the Arabic language such as advanced sarf, nahw, and balaghah. This course will pay special attention to speaking and writing skills. Please note that the text books mentioned may change.

Course Timetable:

The course will run during term time only. Your instructor will let you know when the holidays are. The course will run every Monday and Tuesday. Morning classes from 10:00-12:00 and evening classes from 18:00-20:00. One one slot can be chosen, you cannot sign up for both, meaning there will be 4 hours of teaching a week.

Course fees and method of payment:

The course will cost £300.00.The fees are payable in full and are non-refundable. Payments can be made in cash or cheque. All cheques should be made payable to The Muath Trust. The course fees include the cost of all course materials.

Course Contents

Stage-1:

Week 1-10: Stage 1 + Topics and Task

Week 1 • Sarf:The past verbs, positive and negative,maroof and majhool

  • Using verbs in sentences
  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In pairs learner should ask each other to describe their homes

Week 2 • Sarf:The present verbs, positive and negative, maroof and majhool

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: : Learner should describe their family members to the class

Week 3 • Sarf:Using lam in front of the present verbs, maroof and majhool

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In groups of 4 or more. Learner should take a role of a member of the family and they should describe which member of the family they are their age and job and household responsibility

Week 4 • Sarf:The use of lam and noon ta’keed in present tense verbsThe imperative verbs

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In pairs learner should ask each other what they had to eat during a particular meal and what their favourite food is

Week 5 • Sarf:Ism faa ‘iland Ism mafool and zarf makan

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In groups learner should role play a visit to a restaurant where some are waiters and others customers

Week 6 • Nahw:Themutabadaand khabar; kana and her sister prepositions;

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: : Learners should make a class presentation about their hobbies

Week 7 • Nahw:Inna and her sister prepositions; huroof al-jarr; sifahand mawsoof

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: : In pairs, one as a customer and the other as the shopkeeper learners should role play in buying and selling items from that shop, asking the price to fix a price and the quantity.

Week 8 • Nahw:mamnoo‘ min sarf; al-Damaai’r

  • Reading, writing and Translation: : Miscellaneous texts orSelected text from the Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In pairs, one as the patient and the other a visitor or doctor, learners should take turn in explaining their accident

Week 9 REVISION

Week 10 TEST

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have revised the most important rules of grammar. They should be able to give a de-constructional analysis of basic Arabic sentences (diacritical marks). Their ability to translate random Arabic text should be of a high quality.

Stage-2:

Week 11-20: Stage 2 + Topics and Task

Week 11 • Sarf:Verbs past tense: thulathimujarrad and thulathimazidfihi

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: Discuss what you did at work or school with your partner

Week 12  al-Arabiyyah • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Speaking skills: In pairs role play meeting in a foreign country and talking about the city

Week 13 • Nahw:The rules of faa’il and mafool, mafoolmutlaq, mafool li-ajlihi , mafoolma’hu, mafoolfihi

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: SRole play as a weather man or woman

Week 14 • Nahw:The rules of haal

  • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • Speaking skills: : In pairs role play as a lost tourist asking for directions

Week 15 • Nahw:Asma al-khamsa, Ism Ishara,shart

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah
  • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: you want to book yourself into a hotel. In pairs write a dialogue

Week 16 • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Speaking skills: In pairs or more create an interview with your famous personality. One or more will pretend to be the famous person and the other(s) the interviewers

Week 17 • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Speaking skills: : In pairs role play a job interview with your future employer. This is your dream job
  • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

Week 18 • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 19 • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 20 TEST

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have developed a very high understanding of Balaghah and its various branches. They should be acquainted with Arabic poetry and some modern great poets and see the application of Balaghah in poetry.

Course Contents(Stage-3):

Week 21-25: Stage 3 + Topics and Task

Week 21 • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

  • Reading, writing and Translation:: Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 22 • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text

  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 23 • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

  • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 24 • Exercises from Durus al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah

  • Reading, writing and Translation:Mukhtaraat min adab al-‘Arab or another text
  • Speaking skills: Selected miscellaneous dialogues

Week 25 TEST

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have covered the most important rules of grammar and an advanced sarf. They should be able to give a de-constructional analysis of basic Arabic sentences (diacritical marks/tashkeel or ‘Iraab). Their ability to translate random Arabic text should be of a high quality and independently. At this stage learners should be fluent/semi fluent in Arabic. Their writing, reading and understanding of Arabic should be at a very high level.

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