Arabic Intermediate Middle 1

Course Category: Arabic 

Course Code: ARL 221

Instructor: Anse Dr. Samar Chmseddin

Duration: 6 weeks

Course Dates: April 28 - June 6, 2024

Day: Mondays & Thursdays

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST 

Course Description: 

This is the first module of the Intermediate Middle band. In this level, students will expand their knowledge of verbs through an introduction to hollow roots and the 10 verb forms. This will equip them with the skills to use a root dictionary. They will also learn how to construct and describe opposites, and building on their knowledge of vocabulary related to the human body, they will learn how to discuss issues around health and wellness using vocabulary found in classical/ liturgical as well as more modern texts. 

Module Content:  

  • Hollow verbs 
  • Usingكان  and her sisters 
  • Comparing and contrasting using theأفعل  form 
  • Introduction to Verb Forms 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Arabic Intermediate Beginner 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 a fast-paced, rigorous course and assignments are due weekly. Read the full policy for Arabic courses at this link:

Arabic Program Policies

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 June 30th, 2024


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • Registration closes on April 28th
  • Auditing is not available for this course

Registration Options: 

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