Arabic Grammar Level 3A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 3 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Grammar Level 3A with Anse Sana Mohiuddin

Course Code: ARA 301

InstructorUstadha F. Chowdhury

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 15 - December 15, 2019
Timings: Sundays, 2:00 pm CST/8:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Grammar Level 2B or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Arabic Conversation Level 2B or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should be well acquainted with basic and intermediate grammatical constructs and be confident in identifying and using these.

Course Description: This level takes students well into the domain of intermediate Arabic grammar, solidifying and consolidating knowledge from previous levels and building on their reading and writing skills through application of grammar to texts and their own writing. The use of a root dictionary as a tool to aid comprehension is also stressed at this level. Students will work on their translation skills by analyzing a variety of texts, without diacritical markings.

Topics covered: 

  • The Passive
  • Hollow Roots
  • Inna, Kana, Laysa
  • Doubled Roots
  • Active Participle + the Hal Form
  • Numbers 11-99
  • Adverbs
  • Rules of Hamza

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.


If you are unsure about your level, email to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.



  1. Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Ed. J.M. Cowan
  2. Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide, Mohammad T. Alhawary

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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