Quranic Linguistics Institute
Learning Arabic linguistics is challenging and so is teaching it. One of the greatest challenges for the teacher and the student alike is where to begin. Classical grammar books such as
الأجرومية، قطرى الندى، شذور الذهب، ألفية ابن مالك are great and have helped millions of students throughout the Muslim world for centuries. However, in the 21st century, even native Arabs find the classical works extremely difficult. What is needed is a bridge that connects us with our vast academic heritage.
Unfortunately, many books currently available in the market do not provide a practical solution to this problem. Starting with the wrong concepts first or teaching in the wrong order often results in student frustration and/or dropping out. Furthermore, the teacher’s ability to teach effectively is compromised when certain Arabic concepts are not introduced at the right time in the learning process.
To solve this inherently difficult problem, I’ve reorganized the chapters in a simpler yet effective arrangement while sticking to traditional classifications, definitions, and terminology.
The ordering of the chapters in Level One of the QL series may not be familiar to many teachers. It is the result of years of trial-and-error teaching experience. By adapting this unique order, I hope to have developed an effective and efficient method of systematically imparting knowledge. Furthermore, I have made an attempt to keep the overall organization as logical as possible by minimizing circular dependencies. This unique yet effective approach is summarized in the following excerpt from the Quranic Linguistics Teacher's Guide: The 11-Step Approach to Teaching Arabic Morphology to Beginners.
I do not claim to have done a perfect job, and remain open to any comments and suggestions to improve the book in any manner whatsoever إن شاء الله . Please send comments and questions to email@example.com
" This is an excellent source for the student of Arabic grammar. The order of the exercises prepares students well for approaching the Qur'an, and I've never seen such an expansive list of Qur'anic excerpts for each specific grammatical concept. "
Quranic Linguistics & Arabic Teacher, Michigan, USA