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Arabic Intensive (Part time - Year 1)


Ebrahim College has developed a unique curriculum for an Arabic Language programme that aims to enable students to be able to read, write, speak and understand Arabic.

 

The Arabic Intensive course is designed to cover all of the core components of grammar that are required for engaging with Arabic texts. The topics of grammar covered will allow a student to start vocalising text (putting in the diacritical markings according to the rules of grammar) and translate literature using a dictionary (Hans Wehr). These skills would allow a student to progress on to the second year of the Arabic Intensive part-time course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for complete beginners to Arabic Grammar. However, it does assume prior knowledge of the following:

* Familiarity with the Arabic alphabet and the ability to read (without comprehension)
* Basic ability to write in Arabic and join the letters

After enrolment students will be e-mailed a writing pack that can help in achieving the writing requirement stated above.
 
Students who successfully complete the summer intensive can progress on to the following courses:

1. Arabic Intensive Programme, Year 2 (part-time Sundays, 9am-6pm)
2. Arabic Intensive Programme, Year 2 (part-time Tuesday & Thursdays, 6pm-9.30pm)
3. Arabic Level 6, Modular 12-week course, 3 hours per week.

Please note, applicants may be contacted beforehand to assess suitability for this course.

 

Financial support

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive programme, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission.

 

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Start Date Time Duration Fees Discounts Gender Location    
Sun - 06/09/2020 09:00 - 18:00 36 weeks (REGISTRATION ENDS 2 DAYS BEFORE START DATE) £1250.00 Segregated Class Tutor lead - Streamed online (Live) SUN

Arabic Intensive (Part time - Year 1)


Ebrahim College has developed a unique curriculum for an Arabic Language programme that aims to enable students to be able to read, write, speak and understand Arabic.

 

The Arabic Intensive is designed for students motivated to learn Arabic in order to gain access to the Qur’an in its language, access to Islamic texts, future academic study or even for personal enrichment.

 

The programme incorporates intensive modules in Arabic grammar & literature, along with modules dedicated to the language of the Quran & hadith, as well as spoken and written Arabic.

This programme is a prerequisite for students who are interested in the Alimiyyah Programme but are not proficient in Arabic.

It is open to both male and female students. The programme can also be studied full time over 1 year.

 

Year 1

 

Introduction to Arabic

 

Nahw (Arabic Syntax)

 

Brief description:

Nahw, together with sarf, is the most important course of the Arabic Intensive as it sets the foundations for understanding the language and engaging further with Arabic texts. The course focuses on ensuring students understand key grammatical concepts and can use them to construct a broad variety of grammatically correct sentences, as well as read the Qur’an and a broad variety of texts. The target is for students to understand 50% of what is read without a dictionary, and this is achieved by reading Arabic texts and applying grammar rules across various subjects. The module is essential for students who want to proceed onto the Alimiyyah programme or continue their Islamic studies elsewhere.

 

Scope and syllabus:

The course covers basic nahw terminology, objectives and scope of grammar; the classifications of words (kalimah) into nouns (ism), verbs (fiʿl) and particles (ḥarf); the definite and indefinite (al-maʿrifah wa al-nakirah); masculine and feminine (al-mudhakar wa al-mu’annath); singulars, duals and plurals (al-mufrad, al-muthannā wa al-jamʿ); compound structures (al-murakkab): adjectival (tawṣīfī), genitive (iḍāfī) and demonstrative compounds; verbal and nominal sentences (al-jumlah al-ismiyyah wa al-fiʿliyyah); the three cases (i‘rab); inflective and non-inflective nouns.

 

Suggested reading:

Essential

Ebrahim College Naḥw Course Notes

 

Additional

Thackston, W. M. An Introduction to Koranic Arabic. Cambridge, Mass: Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1990.

Haywood, John A., and Hayim Musa Nahmad. A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language. Lund Humphries. 1990.

Teachers of Ayesha Siddiqua. Lisaan Ul Quran Volumes 1-3. Maktabah al-Bushra.

Alawiye, Imran Hamza. Gateway to Arabic. Anglo-Arabic Graphics.

Khan, Abdus Sattar. Arabic Tutor Parts 1-4. Darul Isha’at. 2000.

Bashir, ‘Aamir. Tasheel al-Nahw version 2.2 based on ʿIlm al-Naḥw by Mawlana Mushtaq Ahmad Charthawali. Ihya Press. 2015. (For the latest PDF version of this book, see https://ilmresources.wordpress.com )

Bashir, ‘Aamir. The Ten Lessons of Arabic based on Das Sabaq of Mawlana ‘Abd al-Salam Kidwai Nadvi. Ihya Press. 2015. (For the latest PDF version of this book, see https://ilmresources.wordpress.com )

 

Sarf (Arabic Morphology)

 

Brief description:

Sarf, together with nahw, is the most important course of the Arabic Intensive as it sets the foundations for understanding the language and engaging further with Arabic texts. The course focuses on ensuring students understand key morphology concepts and can use them to conjugate verbs and identify word patterns to assist them in writing, as well as reading the Qur’an and a broad variety of texts. The target is for students to understand 50% of what is read without a dictionary, and this is achieved by reading Arabic texts and applying grammar and morphology rules across various subjects. The module is essential for students who want to proceed onto the Alimiyyah programme or continue their Islamic studies elsewhere.

 

Scope and syllabus:

The course teaches the various conjugations (gender, number, person) for the past tense, (madhi), present-future (mudari‘) and the imperative (amr); the six variations of present/future and conversions from the past tense; prohibition; jussive and subjunctive; simple triliteral verbs; derived triliteral verbs; simple quadrilateral verbs; derived quadraliteral verbs; assimilated verbs; hollow verbs; defective verbs; doubled verbs; complex verbs; hamzated verbs. Students are expected to learn five new verbs per lesson.

 

Suggested reading:

Essential

Ebrahim College Notes on Sarf
Verb booklet

 

Additional

Muhammad, Ebrahim. From the Treasures of Arabic Morphology. Zam Zam Publishers: Karachi. 2005.
Teachers of Ayesha Siddiqua. Lisaan Ul Quran Volumes 1-3. Maktabah al-Bushra.
Patni, Abu Bakr. The Cream of Arabic Imperative Words – With Modern Words – English rendering of Safwat al-Masadir by Maulana Ahmed Charthaawli. Zam Zam Publishers: Karachi. 2013

 

Audio and video resources

Pimsleur.com (audible.co.uk)
Arabic podcast: www.arabicpod.net
Al Jazeera children www.jcctv.net
www.nicetranslator.com
www.brainscape.com
www.quizlet.com Youtube (Lessons on Sarf)

 

Apps

Arabic fun easy learn
Ankidroid Flashcards

Teacher TBC


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