Arabic Online Courses: Curriculum

 

Summer Semester: Arabic Elective

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "For everything there is a peak and the peak of the Qur'an is Surah Al-Baqarah. In it there is an Ayah which is the master of the Ayat in the Qur'an; [it is] Ayat Al-Kursi." [Tirmidhi]

Surah Al-Baqarah is an incredibly virtuous surah with many benefits mentioned for its recitation. The second and longest surah in the Qur'an, it spans over two juz'. In this course, we will go through the translation and vocabulary of the first juz. We will explore its language, lessons, themes and stories to gain a deeper appreciation of the Quran and the message taught by the Prophet Muhammad (S).

 

Fall Semester: Arabic 1

Module 1 and 2

Module 1

Introduction to Arabic Words and Sentences
In this module, we will cover two types of sentences, Nominal Sentences (Jumlah Ismiyyah) and Verbal Sentences (Jumlah Fi’liyyah), and the five fragments that make up the core foundation of Arabic Grammar. Students will also be introduced to the verb conjugations in the past tense, present tense and passive voice. Students will begin translating select portions of the Quran. By the end of Module 1 we will memorize and use 57% of Quranic Vocabulary.

Module 2

An In-Depth Study on Verbs
In this module, we will cover new concepts related to verbs, specifically variations of the present tense and the different contexts in which they appear in the Quran. By the end of Module 2 we will memorize and use 73% of Quranic Vocabulary.

 

Spring Semester: Arabic 2

Module 3, 4, and 5

Module 3

Understanding Grammatical Modifiers
In this module, we will learn words and phrases that commonly appear in sentences, but are not a core part of the base sentence structure. Students will learn to identify and translate nuances found in Arabic Grammar including emphasis (tawkeed) and circumstantial adverbs (haal). By the end of Module 3 we will memorize and use 75% of Quranic Vocabulary

Module 4

Word Patterns
In this module, we will step away from syntax into the study of words, etymology and morphology. The study of Arabic roots and patterns exponentially multiplies students vocabulary base. Students will learn to navigate the Arabic-English dictionary to look up words on their own. By the end of Module 4 we will memorize and use 79% of Quranic Vocabulary

Module 5

Complex Grammatical Structures
In this module, we will complete the foundations of Arabic Grammar with a study of complex structures, including relative pronouns (Ism Mawsool) and complex descriptors (Sifah Mushabbah). The majority of the exercises in this module will include nuanced Quran translation. By the end of Module 5 we will memorize and use 86% of Quranic Vocabulary