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Instructor: Dr. Ali Al-Khouli

Level: Beginner


Course Overview

This seventh step in our Online Arabic learning program focuses on specific topics of everyday life. This 301 course is to be taken after completing (101, 102, 103, 201,202 and) 203. The 300 series is the Upper course within the beginner level.

This course covers essential vocabulary, expressions, and parts of Arabic culture that provide the means to converse with native speakers. The student will emerge from this class better acquainted with practical knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic using the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The chapters covered in this course are travel, Hajj and Umrah. The student will learn the vocabulary and dialogue of these topics, as well as apply the practice of writing, reading and listening to a specific letter with each lesson. Sentences and questions will be presented to facilitate memorization and fluency of speech.

A Muslim must learn the vocabulary, questions, and expressions contained in these lessons because they are essential in performing Hajj or Umrah. Focusing on letters is important to enhance their use and recognition, and this helps distinguish between similar letters and sounds.


About the Text

Al-Arabiyya Bayna Yadayka (العربية بين يديك) is a famous textbook used all over the world for teaching Modern Standard Arabic to non-native speakers. It focuses on teaching culture, grammar and basic conversation, as well as touching on religion. Accompanied with sound files, it provides ample practice for each of the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking We are using the first of the eight volumes. This textbook is ideal for this curriculum because it contains the necessary parts for language fluency while being broken down into easy, manageable steps.


Who Is This Course For?

• This course is for non-native speakers, approximately ages 14 and above.

• It is particularly beneficial for any students wanting to learn how to pick up Arabic speaking skills rapidly .

• In order to successfully complete this course, students should finish Arabic 203.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in grammar, improving their understanding of the Quran or solidifying their basic foundation of Arabic.


Learning Outcomes

• Pertaining of new terminology to the topics of the lesson.

• Linking some public morals to the topics of the lesson.

• Practicing the four language skills to the topics of the lesson.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: The first and second dialogues in the travel unit

Lesson 2: The third dialogue in the travel unit

Lesson 3: Exercises on the topic of travel

Lesson 4: Sounds, listening comprehension, and speech on the topic of travel

Lesson 5: Reading skill on the topic of travel

Lesson 6: Writing skill on the topic of travel

Lesson 7: The first and second dialogue on the subject of Hajj

Lesson 8: The third dialogue and its exercises

Lesson 9: Grammatical structures

Lesson 10: Sounds, listening comprehension, and speech on the subject of Hajj

Lesson 11: Reading skill on the subject of Hajj

Lesson 12: Writing skill on the subject of Hajj


Study Effort:

Pre-requisites: Arabic LC 203

Weekly hours recommended: 6 hours of study outside class time

Evaluation method: Please delete as appropriate: 1 exam


About The Instructor

Dr. Ali Al-Khouli obtained two Bachelor’s degrees, the first from the College of Islamic Call, specializing in Arabic language and Islamic studies, and the second from the University of Damascus, specializing in electrical power engineering, involving the design and implementation of an automated robot. He memorized The Holy Quran with Sheikh Shehadeh al-Qadri in Damascus, and he received an Ijaza (authorization to teach the memorization of the Holy Quran by Dr. Fahd Kharouf according to the narration of Hafs from Asim. He lived in Damascus until he was 33 years old and was appointed as an imam and preacher for many mosques. Then he joined Istanbul Aydin University in Turkey, where he completed a Master's degree in the Faculty of Education, specializing in teaching Arabic. After that, he pursued his doctorate at Marmara University, where he graduated with a specialization in preparing Arabic language teaching curricula. He lives with his family in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a professor of Arabic at Istanbul Aydin University and a Head of the Arabic language program at SeekersGuidance.

He wrote many books that are taught in universities in Turkey, Including: "Basic Oral Expression" and "Contemporary Conversational Techniques." He has published several research papers in international refereed journals. He is the editor of "Ayad" magazine for Arabic language research at Istanbul Aydin University.

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Short Intro: This course covers essential vocabulary and expressions particular to Hajj and Umrah and parts of Arabic culture that provide the means to converse with native speakers. Sentences and questions are presented to facilitate memorization and fluency of speech.
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What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between true religious knowledge that is beneficial and ostensibly religious knowledge that is not
  • Identify instances of the sins of the limbs (particularly those of the tongue)
  • Identify instances of the sins of the heart
  • Complete a regimen of protecting your tongue from sin
  • Improve your character with your teachers, relatives, friends, and strangers
  • Appreciate the spiritual value of good company

Skill Level: Beginner
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