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Gateway to Arabic

Course: Gateway to Arabic

Course Code: AL1MUAC

Course Level: Basic(Level 1)

Regularly cycled courses every 14 weeks

Entry Requirements: Gateway to Reading the Qur’an (level 1) or any other basic Tajweed course or being able to read Arabic or the Qur’an independently

Age: 16+

Main Subject Area of the Course

Grammar – Genitive Construction, 1st Particle of the construction, 2nd Particle of the construction Prepositions, Masculine Sound Plural, Feminine Sound Plural, Sequential Sentence (Nominal) Verbal Sentence, un-annotated noun, Adjectives, Rules of number 1-10

Morphology – The past perfect tense, present or future tense, imperative.

Language – Reading, names of fruits, animals countries

Learning any language is always an added benefit but the Arabic language has much more. Not only would it give you the advantage of travelling through the Arab world independently but also the ability to understand the heritage of Islam. It is related that Umar bin al-Khattab said, “Learn Arabic and teach it to people because it is a part of religion”. This is a beginner’s course in Arabic. The course will focus on developing four skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course will last for 14 weeks and be a total of 56 learning hours. All learners can expect to experience an enjoyable, fun and professionally delivered course.

Who is the Course Suitable for?

The “Gateway to Arabic” has been designed to cater for complete beginners to the Arabic language. Such learners will have no prior experience or knowledge of the Arabic language. This course is ideal for new Muslim converts wishing to learn reading Arabic.

Aims and Objectives of the Course:

The aim of the course is to help develop learners to understand the Arabic language and develop four skills to wit; reading, writing, speaking and understanding. The course is designed in a very simple manner such as to render easy for adult learners the theories and rules behind the Arabic language. The course will be in bite-size sessions in order to help adult learners become confident in Arabic. This course is designed to facilitate learners in making their first step towards learning advanced Arabic.

This course is designed to make learning fun and enjoyable. However, if you are unhappy about something and would like to complain you should bring this up with your instructor. If you feel that you are unable to do so or you have but the issue has not been resolved then you should contact the Muath Academy at muathacademy@muathtrust.org.

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 Wednesday and Thursday. 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 £220.00.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.

Course Contents

Stage-1:

Week 1-7: Stage 1 + Topics and Task

Week 1 • Al-Dars al-Awal

  • The use of the preposition “this” in a sentence
  • Asking a question. Using the preposition hamzahistafhamiyyah
  • The use of the ma in a sentence
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 2 • Al-Dars al-Thani, wa Thalith (2 and 3)

  • The use of the preposition “that” in a sentence
  • The use of “yes” and “no” in Arabic
  • The nominal sentence (jumlahismiyyah)
  • The Moon and Sun letters
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 3 • Al-Dars al-Rabi (4)

  • The use of preposition fi and ala
  • The use of preposition ayna (where)
  • Names of some countries
  • The past tense verbs
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 4 • Al-Dars al-Khamis (5)

  • The rule of mudaaf and mudaafilayhi
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 5 • Al-Dars al-Sadis wa Sabi (6 and 7)

  • The masculine and feminine use of “this” and “that”
  • Writing and reading practice

• Al-Dars al-Thamin (8)

  • Translation and comprehension
  • The rule of mudaaf and mudaafilayhi
  • The masculine and feminine use of “this” and “that”
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 6 • Al-Dars al-Tasi (9)

  • The rules of siafh and mawsuuf
  • Writing and reading practice

• Al-Dars al-Ashir (10)

  • The use of the pronouns
  • Writing and reading practice

Week 7 • Al-Dars al-Hadi Ashar (11)

  • The use of the pronouns
  • Writing and reading practice

• Al-Dars al-ThaniAshar (12)

  • Present tense verbs (mudari ‘)
  • The use of pronouns continued.
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Reading practise
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should know the basic construction of sentences. They should have developed a basic vocabulary, understand the feminine and masculine in nouns, memorised the past tense verbs and be able to use them and developed the basic skill of listening, understanding, reading and writing.

Stage-2:

Week 8-14: Stage 2 + Topics and Task

Week 8 • Al-Dars al-Thalith Ashar (13)

  • Singular and plural in nouns
  • Making nominal and verbal sentences consisting of a minimum of three words
  • Translation and Comprehension exercise
  • Reading practise
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Week 9 • Al-Dars al-Rabi Ashar (14)

  • Speaking practise:Dialogue
  • Using verbs from the past and present tense
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Reading practise
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Week 10 • Al-Dars al-Khamis Ashar (15) Al-Dars al-Sadis Ashar (16)

  • Using attached possessive pronouns • Speaking practise:Dialogue
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Week 11 • Al-Dars al-Sabi Ashar (17)Al-Dars al-Thamin Ashar (18)

  • Singular and plural contd.
  • Translation and comprehension
  • Reading practise
  • Writing and listening: Dictation
  • Singular,dual and plural contd.
  • Translation and comprehension
  • Reading practise
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Week 12 • Al-Dars al-Hadi al-Ishroon (21) Al-Dars al-Thani al-Ishroon (22)

  • The use of the imperative verb (amr)
  • Plural, dual and singular in nouns, feminine and masculine
  • Using verbs from the past, present and future tenses in sentences

week 13

  • The rules of mamnu’ al-sarf
  • Plural and singular in nouns contd. feminine and masculine and colours
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

Week 14 • Al-Dars al-Thalith al-Ishroon (23)

  • Plural and singular, feminine and masculine and colours
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Writing and listening: Dictation

TEST AND REVISION

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have developed their vocabulary, memorised the present tense verbs and be able to use them in a sentence. Learners should have developed their listening skills and as such be able to write Arabic when read out to them. Their reading skills must have improved and they should be able to understand and translate basic Arabic. Learners at this stage should have developed a very good set of vocabulary, memorised the past, present and imperative tense verbs and be able to use them in a sentence. Learners should have developed their listening skills and as such be able to write Arabic when read out to them more fluently. Their reading skills must have improved and they should be able to understand and translate basic Arabic. They should have a very good understanding of singular and plural, masculine and feminine and how to use numbers in Arabic. They also should be able to hold a basic conversation in Arabic.

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