One Year Arabic Studies Program

OVERVIEW AND COURSES

The 1-Year Madina Online Arabic Studies program is a comprehensive program that prepares students to acquire skills needed to access the Holy Quran and its related Islamic sciences which are essentials to understand the Quran. It is a part of the Madina Islamic Studies program which is taught in three academic semesters, eight credit hours each. Madina Arabic Studies program incorporates a wide variety of topics in phonics, morphology, syntax, and semantics. This program focuses on classical Arabic grammar as the main key to understanding Islamic texts effectively InshaAllah.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m

  • First period: 10:00 – 10:50 (synchronous meeting with a teacher)
  • Second period: 11:00 – 11:50 (synchronous meeting with a teacher)
  • Third period: 12:00 – 12:50 (asynchronous instructed assignments with a daily deadline at 12:50)

 

Friday: 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (synchronous meeting with a teacher)

MADINA INSTITUTE ARABIC TEACHING METHODOLOGY

A language is a living organism, and the Arabic language is no exception. Our methodology at Madina institute is to bring the classical Quranic Arabic to life. We provide our students with various learning materials in grammar and beyond. Grammar forms ready linguistic patterns, whereas, vocabulary is the malleable fabric to fill these empty patterns. Far away from rigidity and monotony, our students live an interesting learning experience throughout the year. They attain a solid basis of vocabulary taught within its grammatical contexts. Also, they are trained to analyze reading passages in-depth through perceiving the relationship between vocabulary and the surrounding syntaxial structures. To maximize our students’ growth, our instructors give consistent feedback on students’ work. Our students acquire high critical thinking skills and their achievements grow gradually through intensive and rigorous training. 

OVERVIEW OF SUBJECTS & COURSES

The Madina Online Arabic program incorporates eight language courses that are taught in three academic semesters. Students must register to take the entire program and may not opt to choose single courses. Students with a background in Arabic must attend all courses, however, they will be assigned different assignments.

First Semester Courses:

  • Vocabulary and Structures I
  • Reading and Comprehension I
  • Grammar (Nahw and Sarf) I

 

Second Semester Courses:

  • Vocabulary and Structures II
  • Reading and Comprehension II
  • Grammar (Nahw and Sarf) II

 

Third Semester Courses:

  • Advanced Grammar
  • Advanced Reading and Comprehension
COURSE DETAILS - FALL SEMESTER

Vocabulary and Structures I: 

  • Learn basic vocabulary in different topics.
  • Practice correct pronunciation.
  • Practice proper spelling and simple writing rules.
  • Learn each vocabulary’s part of speech.
  • Practice using vocabulary in writing.
  • Get familiar with vocabulary usage in reading.
  • Learn synonyms and antonyms. 
  • ..and more.

 

Reading and Comprehension I:

  • Read short passages and conversations loud.
  • Recognize vocabulary in their contexts. 
  • Get exposed to simple linguistic structures. 
  • Read and understand simple questions.
  • Respond to simple questions.
  • Apply learned grammar rules.
  • Practice writing short sentences.

 

Grammar (Nahw and Sarf) I:

  • Learn parts of speech. (Ism, Fi`al, and Harf).
  • Learn verb tenses.
  • Learn verb conjugation.
  • Learn the concept of the morphology pattern (al-mizaan as-sarfi).
  • Learn the words’ roots and relations.
  • Learn nominal and verbal sentences.
  • Learn the essential part of sentences.
  • Learn I`araab and different types of I`araab
  • Practice applying grammar rules on a daily basis.
  • Learn simple derivatives.
  • Learning singular and plural.
  • Learn masculine and feminine.
  • .. and more.
COURSE DETAILS - SPRING SEMESTER

Vocabulary and Structures II:

  • Learn a wider variety of vocabulary in different topics.
  • Practice correct pronunciation by creating sentences.
  • Practice proper spelling and writing rules by writing short paragraphs.
  • Learn each vocabulary’s part of speech and link that with its morphological status. 
  • Practice vocabulary usage in reading and writing.
  • Learn synonyms and antonyms. 
  • Learn derivatives and make your own personal dictionary.
  • Learning singular and plural and their related rules
  • Learn more types of masculine and feminine

 

Reading and Comprehension II:

  • Read reading passages about different topics.
  • Recognize vocabulary in their contexts and apply related grammar rules.
  • Get exposed to some complicated linguistic structures. 
  • Read and understand questions.
  • Respond to any question that is assigned in the book.
  • Apply learned grammar rules.
  • Practice writing short paragraphs.

 

Grammar (Nahw and Sarf) II:

  • Learn derivatives.
  • Expand your personal dictionary.
  • Review nominal and verbal sentences.
  • Review the essential parts of the sentence. 
  • Learn adverbs and adjectives.
  • Learn types of the predicate.
  • Learn the adverbial clause and the adjective clause.
  • Learn i`raab of fi`l. 
  • .. and more.
COURSE DETAILS - SUMMER SEMESTER

Advanced Grammar (كتاب متن الآجرومية):

  • Learn the famous text of Aajjrumiyyah in Arabic grammar.

Advanced Reading and Comprehension:

  • Get introduced to advanced reading passages.
  • Analyze advanced grammar rules.
  • Learn about Arabic poetry.
  • Learn topics in balaghah.

HOW IT WORKS

COURSE LENGTH

10 months

EFFORT

Full-time

FORMAT

Online

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Skills in grammar, vocabulary, rhetoric and more.
  • Skills to navigate the Holy Quran  & classical Arabic texts

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Anyone who is 16+ with a high school diploma or GED (or equivalent) who can dedicate ten months to studying Arabic. Previous knowledge of the Arabic alphabets and simple vocabulary is required.

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