Standard Arabic Intensive Course

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Introduction

TO WHOM THE STANDARD ARABIC INTENSIVE COURSE (SAIC) IS DESIGNED FOR?

The Standard Arabic Intensive Course (SAIC) is an intensive and a well structured, Arabic language course that is designed to teach Arabic in a non-Arabic speaking environment. It is for anyone who wishes to follow intensive language courses to upgrade their Arabic competency. The course is suitable for learners from a broad range of ages, and background in the Arabic language.

HOW IS THE PROGRAMME STRUCTURED?

The programme has 3 levels : -

Standard Arabic Intensive Course (SAIC)

Name of Course

Duration

Level 1 Elementary

3 weeks with 25 contact hours per week.

Level 2 Intermediate

3 weeks with 25 contact hours per week.

Level 3 Advance

3 weeks with 25 contact hours per week.

WHEN ARE THE CLASSES?

Classes are conducted from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES TAUGHT?

On the IIUM Campus in Kuala Lumpur

SYNOPSIS OF THE STANDARD ARABIC INTENSIVE COURSE (SAIC)

Level 1 Elementary

The course is aimed at complete beginners and is designed to enable learners to communicate in Standard Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations using the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course introduces the students to the Arabic writing systems and enables them to read and write basic words and sentences. Standard Arabic is the recognized means of formal spoken and written communication. It is used throughout the Arabic speaking world on official occasions, in education and the media. The course is taught in Arabic using contemporary printed, and audio materials.

Level 2 Intermediate

This course is for students who have completed the Elementary level course or its equivalent. It aims to improve the skills acquired on the Arabic Elementary course or similar courses. To develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts enabling the student to effectively interact in formal situations where Standard Arabic would be spoken. At the end of the course students will be able to express themselves in Arabic a wide range of sentences structure and phrases; and understand a range of spoken Arabic beyond common courtesy or survival requirements.

Level 3 Advance

This course is aimed at students who completed the intermediate level course or its equivalent. The course aims to reinforce the skill of communicating in Standard Arabic acquired on the Intermediate course or similar courses. At the end of the course students should be able to understand meaning from written and spoken context; initiate and sustain conversations on a variety of topics; and be familiar with the difference between formal ad spoken Arabic.

MODE OF APPLICATION
Applications are to be made on the prescribed forms, which may be obtained from the Institute for Language Advancement (IfLA). All documents must be in order upon submission. A complete application package should consist of the following items:

  • Age above 17 years old.
  • A complete and signed application form.
  • Certified true copy of Transcript/mark sheets.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • School Leaving Certificate/References.
  • Recommendation Letter (For International Applicants only)
  • 1 copy (All pages) of the international passport with at least 2 years validity (For International Applicants only)
  • 2 recent passport-size, colour photographs
  • Financial Statement.
  • Any other relevant documents.

 

Fees

FOR LOCAL STUDENTS :

Level 1
Processing Fee (Non Refundable)
(To be paid once only on entering IfLA)
RM 60.00
Tuition Fee RM 1000.00
One Book RM 210.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 1270.00

 

Level 2
Tuition Fee       RM 1010.00
One Book RM 210.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 1220.00

 

Level 3
Tuition Fee RM 1000.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 1000.00

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS :

**Visa Not Provided

Level 1
Processing Fee (Non Refundable)

(To be paid once only on entering IfLA)

RM 530.00
Tuition Fee RM 1320.00
One Book RM 210.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 2060.00

 

Level 2
Tuition Fee RM 1320.00
One Book RM 210.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 1530.00

 

Level 3
Tuition Fee RM 1320.00
TOTAL (INCLUSIVE GST) RM 1320.00


Accommodation Fee (3 Months)

Male student RM 1800
Female student  RM 1800

 

Please remit the payment to :

IIUM IFLA Accounts No: 1407 00000 19715

Swift Code: BMMB MYKL
BANK MUAMALAT (M) BERHAD
Central Complex
International Islamic University Malaysia
53100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.

 

Standards of Evaluation

Total evaluation is 100%, comprising of a Continuous Assessment mark totaling to 50% and the final exam totaling to 50%. Upon completion of both parts, the marks will be graded as shown below:

Evaluation of Student Performance

Evaluation of courses offered by IfLA is based on the following grading scale:

Marks

Latter Grades

Grade Points

Remarks

85-100

A

4.00

Excellent

75-84

A-

3.67

Extremely good

70-74

B+

3.33

Very Good

65-69

B

3.00

Good

60-64

B-

2.67

Fairly Good

55-59

C+

2.33

Satisfactory

50-54

C

2.00

Quite Satisfactory

45-49

D

1.67

Poor

40-44

D-

1.33

Very Poor

35-39

E

1.00

Extremely Poor

0-34

F

0.00

Fail

 

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