1. Objective and Expected outcome:

It is expected that after the completion of the course the students will be able to:

1. Gain basic knowledge of Arabic Language and culture.

2. Enhance their reading skill and the style of writing.

3. Build their creative expression and presentation.

4. Express their ideas and observations on the text taught in the classroom.

5. Communicate and interact with Arabic speaking people.

6. Understand the impact of Arabic language on the Indian languages.

7. Handle different situations with their proficiency in Arabic.

8. Use internet and websites to enhance the language skills.

9. Translate simple sentences into Arabic and vice-versa self and with the help of Google translator.

10. Use MS Word Arabic programme and software.

Every Semester, teaching will be spread over 16 weeks including two weeks for review.

Organization of Teaching

There are six units in the course speread over 14 weeks. There would be 56 teaching periods and
14 periods for students’ presentation in a semester and the total number of periods will be 70 (56+14). The details of the Units / themes and their distribution of periods are given below. In addition to two weeks for field work/ project work / trip – related activity as required by the course curriculum will be given.

2. Themes & Sub-themes:
DU Foundation Course Syllabus - Language, Literature, and Creativity –I (Arabic)
3. Project Works:

The students are expected to submit one project which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture. A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course. This can be extended to rewriting, adaptation, retelling and change of narrative format. Evaluation of their performance in the project works will be based on their knowledge of language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

Topics for Project Works:

  • Project on translation of road signs in Arabic.
  • Reading the Arabic manuscripts and rewriting them in their own handwriting.
  • Observe and enumerate the impact of Arabic language on Indian languages.
  • Writing a report on an audio- video presentation.
  • Listening an Arabic poem or song and writing it in own handwriting.
  • Presentation of group songs in Arabic.


The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:
(i) A. Project work and presentation (35 marks) B. Classroom participation.
(ii) Written examination (40 marks)

As per University norms for Foundation Courses
DU Foundation Course Syllabus - Language, Literature, and Creativity –I (Arabic)

6. Abdur Rahim, V. Dr., Madinah Arabic Reader, Book-I, Goodword Books, New Delhi

7. Shafiur Rahman, Dr., Arabic Reader, New Delhi

8. Rafi’el-Imad Faynan, Prof., Essential Arabic, Goodword Books, New Delhi

9. S. A. Rahman, Dr., Let’s Speak Arabic, Goodword Books, New Delhi

10. Shafqat Ali, Mukammal Computer Training Guide, Jahangir Book Depot, Delhi

11. Rapidex Computer Course, Pustak Mahal, Dariyaganj, New Delhi-2

12. Islamic Codicology, an Introduction to the Study of Manuscripts in Arabic Script, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, London 2006.

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