Arabic Grammar Level 2B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 2arabic program icon

Course Code: ARA G2B

Instructor: Ustadha Liana Reading

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - May 1, 2018
Timings: Tuesdays, 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

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


  • Students enrolling in the program must be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Grammar Level 2A or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge.
  • Prerequisite skills for Arabic Level 2B include knowledge of beginner-intermediate level grammar topics and a strong grasp of the rules needed to construct and understand a variety of sentences with the aid of a dictionary.

Course Description: This course is aimed at students who have a thorough knowledge of all the topics covered in levels 1A, 1B and 2A. It is designed to give students an understanding of some of the nuances of the Arabic language, introducing them, for example, to a variety of exceptions to the rules learned in previous levels. By the end of this level students should be able to engage in detailed conversations concerning their own personal lives as well as more general topics ranging from religion to current affairs. They should be able to identify grammatical features in texts, correctly read unvowelled texts, and compose texts of their own in a variety of styles. 

Topics covered: 

  • Verbal Sentences – Past & Present Subjunctive
  • The Jussive
  • Hollow Roots
  • Kana and her sisters
  • Adding the Object Pronoun to verbs and particles
  • Inna and her sisters
  • The elative and superlative
  • Introduction to relative pronouns

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.  

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 January 20th (if seats are available)

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Text: Recommended: Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner’s Guide by Dr. Mohammad T. Alhawary

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.


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