Arabic Grammar Level 3B - Spring 2018

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3arabic program icon

Course Code: ARA G3B

Instructor: Anse Hiba Rahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 30, 2018
Timings: Mondays, 5:00 pm CST/11:00 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.
  • ARA Grammar Level 3A or equivalent knowledge. 
  • ARA Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Students should be confident in expressing themselves in Arabic using a wide variety of grammatical forms and should be able to identify these rules in unmarked texts.

Course Description: This level consolidates the grammatical constructs covered so far and introduces students to the concept of Verb Forms, which constitute the backbone of the Arabic language. Students are taught to identify a number of these forms and manipulate roots to express different meanings in their own writing. This level prepares students to enter the realms of more advanced grammar and the translation of more complex text in future levels.

Topics covered: 

  • Weak End Roots – Standard Conjugation
  • Weak Roots in Different Moods
  • Forms
  • Forms I, II, III in action
  • Conditional Sentences- Past
  • Conditional Sentences – Future
  • Participles – Active
  • Participles – Passive
  • Exceptive Sentences
  • The Five Nouns

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 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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