Arabic Crammer

Syllabus for Learning Arabic

Level 1

Learn the alphabet with rules of  words moments and vowels and script formation.


Level 2

This class fosters your ability to engage in simple Arabic conversation on a range of everyday subjects. In addition to readings and exposure to the culture, you will be introduced to the following:

  1. masculine and feminine forms
  2. the definite article
  3. forming a question
  4. introduction to adjectives
  5. Arabic proper names
  6. pronouns
  7. plural forms
  8. possessive pronouns
  9. present tense verb conjugation

Level 3

This class develops your understanding of the structure and the pattern of words and sentences. These rules enable you to make the most of your Arabic vocabulary; whether rich or poor. We continue to practice conversation and reading skills. In addition to readings and exposure to the culture, Level 3 students study the following:

  1. interrogative pronouns
  2. prepositions
  3. fronted predicates
  4. the past tense
  5. negation of the past tense
  6. roots and patterns
  7. translating text with a dictionary

Level 4

This class continues to develop your Arabic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. You learn to make an intelligent guess of the meaning of unfamiliar words based on language patterns and roots that you learned previously. You, will also, be introduced to some styles of written Arabic (i.e. styles of discourse), analyzing paragraphs and full articles.

In addition to readings and exposure to more language related details of the Arab culture, Level 4 students study the following:

  1. non-human plural agreement
  2. time
  3. object pronouns
  4. verb conjugation review
  5. quantifiers
  6. the superlative
  7. the future tense
  8. negation of the future tense
  9. subject-verb agreement

Level 5

This class is designed to increase your mastery of Arabic. We examine methods of metaphor, comparison, double entendre, sarcasm, and poetry. Here you experience the beauty of Arabic. You also gain additional practice with language patterns. And you are introduced to large-scale construction of paragraphs and essays. You will be introduced to the Egyptian dialect and its major differences with the Standard Arabic.

At the end of this class, you should be able to, comfortably, participate in familiar topics conversations.

In addition to readings and exposure to the culture, Level 5 students study the following:

  1. synonyms and antonyms
  2. complex structure adjectives
  3. nominal sentences
  4. verb patterns
  5. definite and indefinite forms
  6. conditional sentences
  7. additional work with verbs
  8. comparative constructions
  9. case markings

Level 6

This class provides additional opportunities to solidify your Arabic conversation skills. We practice everything you have learned previously to increase your mastery of Arabic language skills.

In addition to readings and exposure to the culture, you study the following:

  1. genitive, nominative, and accusative nouns
  2. more prepositions
  3. dual forms
  4. feminine plurals
  5. the five names
  6. reading dates
  7. the infinitive