Arabic Grammar Level 2B - Spring 2019

Course Category: Arabic Program | Level 2 CourseArabic icon

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 2A with Ustadha Liana Reading

Course Code: ARA G2B

Instructor: Ustadha Liana Reading

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 30, 2019
Timings: Mondays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am 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: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 2A or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 1B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should have 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.


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

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


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.

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)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: The following reference materials are recommended for use during this course but not required.

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

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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