Reading and Writing

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This module aims to develop a thorough understanding of Arabic Syntax (‘Ilm al-Naḥw), the science that discusses the states of word-endings once the words have been composed into a sentence. It will instil an appreciation of the important role syntax plays in enabling the reader to correctly understand verses of the Qur’an, traditions and other classical texts. It will examine a complete range of syntactical rules and structures and to explore how changes in grammatical composition affect meaning; and develop skills in

 

critical reading and understanding classical Arabic, enhancing the student’s ability to refer to the wealth of Arabic resources required for Islamic studies.

The reading element consists of:

1
Core reading and reading for specific information
2
Understanding titles and contents pages
3
Vocabulary and grammatical development
4
Identifying points of view and arguments
5
Pronouncing letters and words correctly and conveying expression

The writing element of the module consists of:

1
Formulating sentences and paragraphs
2
Composing short essays
3
Writing responses to texts
4
Expressing personal opinions
5
Reporting the ideas of others
The teacher for this subject is Mr. Mrs AlSalemi and the text book is: Arabic Course for English-Speaking Students. Abdur Rahim, V. (2000). UK Islamic Academy. Al-Fawzan, A. B. I. and Hussayn, M. B. Tahir. (2007). Al-Arabiya Bayn Yadayk. Arabic for All.
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Enrolled: 23 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 10
Video: 9 hours
Level: Beginner