Modern Standard Arabic 1-A

Modern Standard Arabic 1-A

This is an elementary-intermediate course .This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginners of spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential ground for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial varieties.

Number of lessons
Number of lessons
Semester 1
Lesson time
Lesson time
NA Hours

Examples of course topics

  • Radical, Root, Pattern + Broken Plural
  • Broken Plural + Declension & Nunation
  • Declension
  • Prepositions (حروف الجرّ) + Vocabulary
  • Excersice (P. 51)
  • Exercise (P.51-52)
  • Exercise (P. 53-54)
  • T:exercise (P. 54)
  • Exercise (page 54)
  • Past or Perfect Tense + Conjugation
  • Course description

  • About Teacher

  • Q&A

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), or Modern Written Arabic (shortened to MWA) is a term used mostly by Western linguists to refer to the variety of standardized, literary Arabic that developed in the Arab world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is the language used in academia, print and mass media, law and legislation.

This is an elementary-intermediate course and this book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential grounding for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial varieties. This long-established and successful text has been completely revised with the needs of English-speaking learners especially in mind, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

• A Step-by-step guide to understanding written and spoken texts

• Develops conversational ability as well as reading and writing skills

• Arabic-English Glossary containing 2600 entries

• Fresh texts and dialogues containing up-to-date data on the Middle East and North Africa

• Includes Arab folklore, customs, proverbs, and short essays on contemporary topics

• Grammatical terms also given in Arabic, enabling students to attend language courses in Arab countries

• Provides a wide variety of exercises and drills to reinforce grammar points, vocabulary learning and communicative strategies

• includes a key to the exercises

• Accompanying Cd's are also available

Imam Sadiq Online Seminary is honored to have Sheikh Hamzeh Sheikhtabar as one of its outstanding teachers. He has recorded Modern Standard Arabic lessons for Pre-Hawza and the first level of this seminary.

Here is a summarized biography of Hamzeh Sheikhtabar:

  • A Hawzah srudent for 19 years
  • M.A. in Jurisprudence from Hawzah
  • Ph.D Candidate in the International institute for Islamic studies on: Islamic studies in English
  • Well qualified in Modern Arabic and English
  • English teacher for 9 years
  • Teacher of Fiqh and Usul for more than 6 years and also Philosophy
  • Religious preacher in Iran and other countries
  • Translator of the Arabic book about Imam Sadiq (PBUH) published by the University of Religions and Denominations
  • Writer of three Farsi story books about Ahkam
  • Lecturer in different programs on several channels including Wilayat TV, Hadi TV and  Safir TV
  • Aslam alykum i am trying to downloads the book and it is showing an error screen i have done it thought many different software and laptops and it is not working do you have another solution or possibly a different link.

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  • Salamun'Alaikum, Assignment 3 Question 4 shows قَلَمٍ أحمَدٍ (Ahmad's pen) as "correct". However, I thought the مُضاف can never have tanween - is this a mistake?

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