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

Teaching Methodology

The teacher will explain each verb and its conjugation.

Students must memorise these tables and recite them to the teacher.

Students must complete the exercises

Tests and Exams

Vocabulary for Unit 1 Exam

Term 1: Unit 1-2

Written Exam

Oral Exam

Term 2: Unit 3-4

Written Exam

Oral Exam

Term 3: Unit 5-7

Written Exam

Oral Exam

Term 4: Unit 8-10

Written Exam

Oral Exam


All resources for this subject are available here.


Recordings of the previous year’s lessons are available here.


PowerPoints used by the teacher and in the videos can be downloaded from the Dropbox folder.