This course introduces a more advanced level in the study of Arabic language by improving the four skills of reading comprehension, writing, speaking and listening. It further provides more nuanced appreciation of utilizing verbal constructions to convey various senses of the past, (past continuous, recent past and far past), in addition to recognizing the common particles that change the mood of the present verb to منصوب ، مجزوم and the associated meanings. Also, it focuses on distinguishing between the active and passive and transitive/ intransitive verbs. It also attempts to familiarize students with common modifications of the nominal sentence, using إن and كان and to increase student’s ability to translate classical Arabic texts. Additionally, the students will recognize classical Arabic words, roots, and phrases in speech through listening. It aims to enrich the student’s Arabic vocabulary through reading Arabic stories. (4 Credits)
About the Instructor(s)
Dr. Muthanna Alkhaldi brings with him more than 20 years of Arabic Language expertise. Dr. Muthanna earned his PhD in Quranic Arabic Linguistics from the University of Baghdad. He also has a Masters in Classical Arabic Syntax and a bachelors degree in Arabic Language Studies. Currently the CEO and founder of the Texas Arabic Academy, he has shared his passion for Arabic with students in diverse settings and institutions and he developed a comprehensive curriculum to teach Classical Arabic to Non-Arabic speakers. Dr. Muthanna was a resident scholar at the Bayyinah Institute, and has also taught at Houston Community College, Rice University, Guidance College, Al-Huda University among others. Instructing beginner to advanced levels, some of his courses include Classical Arabic, Reflection of Surah Yusuf, and Rules of Understanding the Language of the Quran.