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Instructor: Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Level: Beginner


Course Overview

This fifth step in our Online Arabic learning program focuses on specific topics of everyday life. This 202 course is to be taken after completing Arabic 201. The 200 series is the intermediate course within the beginner level.

The two chapters covered in this course are chapters 9 & 10, Shopping and Weather. The student will learn vocabulary and dialogue particular to these topics, while applying writing, reading, speaking and listening skills to the relevant vocabulary. The students will work on distinguishing between similar letter sounds and learn 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.

One can take LC-203 after completion of this course, the sixth step in our 27-course series of learning Arabic.


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 by 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.


About The Author

Authors: Dr Abdul Rahman Ibn Ibrahim Al-Fawzan, Dr Mukhtar Al-Tahir Hussain, and Dr Muhammad Abdul Khaliq Muhamad Fadhlal


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.

• This is the second course in Level 2. In order to successfully complete this course, students should finish Arabic 201.

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


Learning Outcomes

• Understand enough Arabic to move past a beginner level in communication.

• Shop for student supplies, basic groceries, and clothing.

• Know the names of the colours.

• Distinguish between similar letters and sounds.

• Speak about the types of weather.

• Communicate fluently about shopping and the weather.


Course Outline

Lesson One: Chapter 9: Buying and selling

Lesson Two: Buying and selling and colours

Lesson Three: Questions & Answers

Lesson Four: Distinguishing between letters

Lesson Five: Listening to stories

Lesson Six: Writing

Lesson Seven: Chapter 10: Weather

Lesson Eight: Place nouns

Lesson Nine: What is the temperature?

Lesson Ten: Listening comprehension

Lesson Eleven: New texts

Lesson Twelve: Writing exercises


Study Effort

Pre-requisites: LC-201.

Weekly hours recommended: 4 hours study weekly (outside of class time)


About The Instructor

Shazia Ahmad completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in Arabic and French. She then lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s degree in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she resided for 15 years and studied Fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences with local and travelling scholars. In 2019, she moved back with her family to Mississauga, Canada.

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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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