North Wales Islamic Societies

Arabic Studies

Eighth Grade

Age group: 12-13

Main Focus:  To begin a higher level of Arabic study using the methodology of a popular current format.

Learning Abilities: Very high comprehension levels.  By this age level, students have the ability to carry on full conversations in Arabic if they progressed through a well designed program of study.

Formats to Avoid: Do not structure the class into a lecture format with a lot of note-taking or pencil work. Do not make memorization of words the main focus of the instruction.

Preferred Format: Oral drills and writing assignments.  Speeches can be introduced.


Primary Textbook

Access to Qur'anic Arabic



"Al Fatih" movie in Arabic


Primary Textbook

The Holy Qur'an in Arabic/ English



Books of ahadith in Arabic

(Teacher gathered)

Secondary Textbook

Vocabulary of the Holy Qur'an



The Message Movie in Arabic


Teacher Resource

Hans/Wehr English/Arabic Dictionary


Nasheed (Songs)



Arabic Knowledge Requirements

1. Information taught in the textbook will be the requirement of this grade.

2.  Students must choose (or will be given) twenty new verbs or nouns from the Qur'an that they do not know yet and must master them to the satisfaction of the teacher.

3.  Students should be able to write well thought out essays in Arabic.

4.  Students, by this grade level, should be able to carry on prolonged conversations in Arabic with ease.