First Steps to Understanding Sarf (FSTUS)
To be able to:
Memorise all the tables within the book
Pronounce, recall, spell and define all the Arabic terminologies and rules
Recognise, conjugate and translate verbs from English to Arabic and Arabic to English, especially verbs from the Quran
The teacher will explain each verb and its conjugation.
Students must memorise these tables and recite them to the teacher.
Under the supervision of the teacher, students must complete all the exercises verbally. Thereafter, the students must complete selected questions in writing.
The students should try to learn all the vocab provided in the text book.
However, the words in the document below must be learnt, and words from this list will be used in the written exam.
The oral exam will be based on all the vocabulary given in the book.
Oral Exam Structure
Students will be required to conjugate 9 verbs.
Students will be given a maximum of 30 seconds to conjugate each verb. If a student is not able to conjugate within this time, it will be marked as incorrect.
If a student starts to recite a conjugation incorrectly, the moderator will correct them. This will be considered to be an error.
Each question is worth 3 marks
3 marks for correctness
2 mark for fluency
A sample oral exam can be viewed here.
All resources for this subject are available here.
Recordings of the previous year’s lessons are available here.