Level 4 is time for the fun stuff. It’s the beginning of something completely new in your Arabic education. By now you have developed the skills you need to discover your passion for Classical Arabic Poetry. Poetry for praise and poetry for slander. Learn about rhyme and metre. Acquaint yourself with the best of the bards and their feats in romance and war.

GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL DIALECT

  • Now that you’ve reached this high level of proficiency in MSA and Classical Arabic it’s important to familiarize yourself with ‘Aamiyya, the local Arabic dialect. Take a 1 Week excursion into intensive ‘Aamiyya. This practice equips you with the ability to be personable with Arabs. It also is a huge aid for students when shopping (particularly bargaining), hiring a taxi, and ordering food.

LEARNING BALAGHAH

  • Level 4 introduces you to Arabic Rhetoric. This Language Science is the study of eloquence in Arabic. Your mastery of Arabic Grammar will serve you well as you learn how to unravel the formulas and constructs for beautiful linguistic expression in Arabic. Aside from enriching your spoken and written Arabic, this Language Science is vital for students with interests in Arabic Poetry, Literature, and the Exegesis of the Quran (Tafseer).

THE REAL ‘LANGUAGE OF LOVE’

  • Level 4 has a special unit of study dedicated to Love. In this unit, you learn the many Arabic words for love and the differences in their meanings along with poetic examples for each.

they love Arabic. Why? Arabic is an incredible language, truly one of a kind. Arabic is a language of mind blowing order. Through its root word system, many different words of different meanings are all derived from a single three letter root. Arabic is a language of remarkable depth. Rich both in number of words and in different shades of meaning for single words, Arabic is a sophisticated language capable of conveying remarkably nuanced meanings.

Arabic is language of hair splitting precision. Through the use of inflection, the Grammatic roles are made clear and the intended meaning is accurately understood. Sentence order can signify importance or order of occurrence, but a change in the typical VSO (Verb Subject Object) order can put emphasis on a meaning in the sentence beyond the action itself. Aside from just a single form and a plural form there’s a dual form. Likewise, verbs aren’t just conjugated for single and plural tenses, but also for the dual tense. This is realized along with separate conjugations for masculine and feminine tenses. All of this lends to the precision of Arabic. Amazingly, while these facts sound complicated to beginners, all of these skills are internalized without incident by the end of Level 1 in their Program.

Arabic is a language of age old tradition. Arabic is an old language, with deep roots in the Sciences and the Humanities. Arabic was also the vehicle of Islam’s canon; from the texts of the Quran and Hadith to the Islamic Sciences of Tafseer, Hadith Commentary, Creed, and Jurisprudence.

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