- The second level in a series of courses which, upon completion take you from no knowledge of Arabic to the ability to read and understand
- The biggest goal of this course is to introduce simple and complex verb sentences
- Consists of both pre-recorded audio lessons and live classes once a week for 1 hour
- Comprehensive quizzes will help you track your progress
About the Course
In this course, you'll be introduced to the structure of a verb sentence; learn how to conjugate verbs in its present and past tenses, and active and passive voices; cover the some frequently met with weak letter words.
- Lesson 1 Concept of root letters
- Lesson 2 Simple Verb Sentences
- Lesson 3 Past Tense: he, she, you
- Lesson 4 Completion of Past Tense
- Lesson 5 Past tense number and gender
- Lesson 6 Proouns
- Lesson 7 Passive and Active voices
- Lesson 8 Weak verbs: Qala
- Lesson 9 Weak verbs: Kana
- Lesson 10 Present Tense
The course consists of weekly live classes where attendance is recommended, pre-recorded audio lessons, handouts, quizzes, listening assignments, reading and writing assignments and a final exam. Weekly live classes focus on putting into practice all of the theories discussed during the pre-recorded sessions. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the live classes. You'll be required to have a working headset microphone for class participation.
Weekly Time Commitment
This course requires an estimated 2-6 hours per week outside the live class, to review the material and take notes.
Access to Quranic Arabic textbook and workbook by Abdul Wahid Hamid (MELS Publications).
Successful completion of Introductory Arabic 1. You're strongly encouraged to take Introductory Arabic 1 before this course, even if you have some Arabic background.
Why should you start your Arabic studies with Qibla?
Mastering Arabic, like any language, takes time and dedication. This course is the first step in a multi-year Arabic program that will take you from no knowledge of Arabic to the ability to read Arabic texts. This course is inspired by the classical approach to teaching and learning Arabic at institutions of religious education located in non-Arab lands. This classical approach has been slightly modified in light of modern language-learning techniques adopted by universities in the West and Arabic language institutes in the Middle East. The combination of ancient and modern makes this course the first of its kind in the English-speaking world. The course is based on the “grammar translation method” of learning a foreign language—focusing on grammatical rules, the memorization of vocabulary and conjugations, translations of texts, and written exercises.
Take heart in your Arabic studies...did you know...
The contributions of non-Arab scholars to the Islamic tradition and the corpus of Islamic scholarship have arguably been even greater than the contributions of their Arab counterparts. These great minds not only studied the language, but lived it and breathed it – it was their primary mode of communication with the tradition. What man has done before, man can do again.
Why is learning Arabic imperative in your quest for sacred knowledge?
“The All-Merciful taught the Qur’an, created man, and taught him speech.” (55:1-4) Aside from the obvious fact of the Revelation itself being in Arabic, the reference works of every Islamic discipline are written in Arabic. It is therefore impossible to master any of the Islamic disciplines without a strong grounding in the Arabic language itself.