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Spring 2020 - Arabic Grammar Level 1B

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Arabic Grammar Level 1B with Anse Saimah Asghar

Course Code: ARA 102

InstructorAnse Saimah Asghar

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour 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.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

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


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 1A or equivalent knowledge. 
  3. Students enrolling in this course should have an understanding of basic Arabic grammar and will have begun to memorize a range of vocabulary relating to daily life.

Summary: This course is designed to build on this foundational knowledge and develop students' basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Arabic language. This level will equip them with the ability to communicate in different tenses and with different structures which they will not only be able to use, but also recognize in a variety of texts. This level will also work on developing their speaking and listening skills to enable them to engage in conversations with a greater depth of comprehension. 

Topics covered: 

  • Nominal Sentences
  • Pronouns – Attached and Detached
  • The Idafah Construct
  • Past Tense + Negation
  • Present tense + Negation
  • Future tense
  • Plurals
  • Numbers 1-10
  • The Imperative

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 mid term and a final exam.

Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  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

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.

Text: Handouts will be provided through the course forum.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org