Arabic Grammar Level 3A - Fall 2017

Course Category: Arabic Level 3 ribaat arabic icon

View a short segment of this course: Class Sample

Course Code: ARA G3A

Instructor: Anse Hiba Rahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 16 - Dec. 24, 2017 
Timings: Saturdays, 1:30 pm CST/7:30 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall term of each year.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. Students should be well acquainted with basic and intermediate grammatical constructs and be confident in identifying and using these.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. 

Course Description: This level takes students well into the domain of intermediate Arabic grammar, solidifying and consolidating knowledge from previous levels and building on their reading and writing skills through application of grammar to texts and their own writing. The use of a root dictionary as a tool to aid comprehension is also stressed at this level. Students will work on their translation skills by analyzing a variety of texts, without diacritical markings.

Topics covered: 

      • The Passive
      • Hollow Roots
      • Inna, Kana, Laysa
      • Doubled Roots
      • Active Participle + the Hal Form
      • Numbers 11-99
      • Adverbs
      • Rules of Hamza

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments as assigned by the instructor, and review and sit for a midterm and a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Texts: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Ed. J.M. Cowan

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

Placement: If you are unsure about your level, email to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.  

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