Arabic Intermediate High 3

Course Category: Arabic 

Course Code: ARL 231

Instructor: Ustadha Nadia S. Ahmad

Duration: 6 weeks

Course Dates: November 5 - December 24, 2023

Day: Mondays & Thursdays 

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Course Description: 

This is the first module of the Intermediate High band. In this level, learners will start to explore more complex features of the Arabic language. This includes the construction of noun-number phrases, diptotes, doubled roots and the jussive, as well as how to recognize and construct passive expressions. Students will apply their knowledge to reading about and discussing the topic of religion and religious practises and will explore how to justify their thoughts and opinions using vocabulary found in classical/ liturgical as well as more modern texts.

Module Content:  

  • Constructing noun-number phrases (1-10) 
  • Introduction to diptotes (ممنوع من الصرف )
  • Conjugating doubled roots 
  • Expressing the passive 
  • The jussive mood 
  • Justifications – ‘because’ phrases
  • Religion and religious practices 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Intermediate Middle 3 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: Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic


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

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • Registration closes on November 5th
  • Auditing is not available for this course

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