Arabic Novice High

Course Category: Arabic 

Course Code: ARL 131

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Duration: 6 weeks

Course Dates: November 6 - December 24, 2023

Day: Tuesdays & Fridays

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm CST

Course Description: 

This module introduces students to the basics of forming sentences in Arabic. This includes verbal and nominal sentences. Students will be introduced to the methods for conjugating simple verbal roots. By the end of the module, learners will be able to read and understand simple texts containing familiar vocabulary, as well as construct their own simple nominal sentences about themselves, their families, and their homes. Learners will expand their repertoire of high frequency vocabulary, both general and Quranic to equip them with the ability to pick out and translate words and phrases in a range of authentic texts. 

Module Content:  

  • Nominal Sentence Construction 
  • Demonstratives 
  • Detached Pronouns 
  • Prepositions 
  • Verbs: Simple Past & Present Tense 
  • Family, Home and City 
  • High frequency Quranic vocabulary 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Novice Middle or equivalent knowledge.


If this is your first Arabic course at Ribaat, you are required to submit a placement test. Click here for the Arabic Placement test.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to attend 2 online classes each week, complete weekly assignments, submit a personal project and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

Text: None required


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until January 8th, 2024


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $125.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • Registration closes on November 5th
  • Auditing is not available for this course

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