This Arabic course, designed for non-Arabic speaking students, provides a general background of Arabic and its structure. Although the emphasis will be on developing the students’ communicative skills, the course will focus on the development of reading and writing skills necessary for students of on our MA programme.
The course is divided into three levels:
- Beginners – Easing students into the syntax and structure of the Arabic language.
- Intermediate – Honing the students grammatical and communication skills.
- Advanced – A critique of many classical and modern Arabic text.
In each level the students study a variety of Arabic texts, both classical and modern. Grammar (syntax, semantics, etc.) is taught functionally. The aim of this course is to enable students to consult materials and sources required for the study of Islam. It is also intended to help the student acquire adequate knowledge of the language to help in communicating with Arabic speakers.
Though we don’t claim to make our students fully conversant in Arabic by the end of the 2 year programme, we certainly provide the foundation in order to nurture future fluency.
This course is divided into two modules, each taught in one academic year and will be assessed on their attendance, minimum of 80%, homework and assessments which will be given on a weekly basis and an end-of-year examination.