ASL102 Intermediate Arabic

Course Description:

Students who join this class must have finished Arabic I, where they are already familiar with the Arabic sentence and have already developed the skill to read and write Arabic words, including the use of vowels (فتحة، ضمة، كسرة، تنوين).

In this course students will be introduced to basic Arabic grammar, which includes the classification of Arabic words, and the basic rules of إعراب  and when the noun, for example, is مرفوع or منصوب or مجرور, which will control the kind of vowel placed on each word. Pronouns will also be introduced and used. Students will be able to make simple sentences using these rules with different kinds of pronouns.

Course Code: ASL102

Credit hours: 2

Pre-Requisites: ASL101 Basic Arabic or Equivalent

Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to understand the different kinds of Arabic words, its categories and sub-categories. For example, they will learn that the verb is classified into past, present, future, and command. They will learn how to change the form of the verb from one form to another.
  • Students will be able to state the grammar rules that make the noun مرفوع أو منصوب أو مجرور.  Students will also be able to state the rules that govern the use of vowels on each verb.
  • Students will be able to put vowels on Arabic texts that do not have any vowels.
  • Students will be able to use Arabic pronouns to make complete Arabic sentences.
  • Students will be able to engage in dialogue to initiate social interactions, ask for basic information and say a few lines about themselves.
  • Students will be able to use Arabic grammar to improve writing and conversation.
  • Students will be able to understand and appreciate how the verses of the Quran are written.
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills applicable to the use of the Arabic language.
  • Students will be able to comprehend simple written texts on familiar topics.
  • Students will be able to comprehend simple audio/video texts on familiar topics.

Main Textbook:

Basic Arabic II by Dr. Hamed Ghazali

Additional on-line Readings:

The links below are provided as a convenience for the students; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Al-Huda University of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual.  Al-Huda University has no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

a) Arabic – The Language of the Quran

b) Arabic Language

c) The Arabic Language

d) A Case for Qur’anic Arabic – Arabic as a Second Language

e) Understanding Quran

f) Arabic script

Important Note:

Passing the oral test is a must for passing this course.

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Mid-term Exam                   15%
  • Final Written Exam            25%
  • Final Oral Exam                  25%
  • Homework assignments    25%
  • Participation                        10%

Communication Etiquette:

  • Post all your questions related to the course to the (Online Test) forum.
  • If sending emails directly to the lecturer, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Lecturer to within specified office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Login Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from.

Al-Huda Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Weekly materials and graded assignments will be posted onto the site by Monday – in sha Allah.
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