Secondary School

Ace your Arabic exams with lively classes conducted by our engaging and experienced teachers committed to your excellence.

Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ level

We conduct classes for anyone considering studying Arabic as a foreign language and students taking it as a third language in their GCE ‘O’ level examinations.

Secondary 1 (Beginner GCE ‘O’ level Examination) Course

Using a variety of classroom activities, this Modern Standard Arabic course enables participants to build up the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as developing language acquisition skills. Grammar is not presented explicitly at this stage.

Textbook used:
LUGHATUNA AL-FUSHA BOOK 1

Skills tested:
Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Chapters covered Topics
Term 1 Modules 1–4
  • Greetings
  • Self-introduction and introducing others
  • Nationalities
  • Hobbies
Term 2 Modules 4–6, 10
  • Family
  • Occupations
  • Around the home
  • Leisure activities
  • Numbers
  • Days, months and time
Term 3 Modules 7–8
  • Around the neighbourhood
  • Transportation
  • Understanding directions
  • School life
  • Shopping and clothes
  • Colours
Term 4 Revision

Secondary 2 (Beginner GCE ‘O’ level Examination) Course

With a focus on written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic, this course aims to enhance the understanding and production of different patterns of nominal sentences. Apart from basic vocabulary, verb tense, negation and conjugation are taught to students, providing them with a strong base for advanced study.

Textbook used:
LUGHATUNA AL-FUSHA BOOK 1

Skills tested:
Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Chapters covered Topics
Term 1 ASE notes and grammar booklet
  • Family
  • Around the home and household chores
  • Food, cooking, and restaurants
  • Daily routines
  • Friendships
  • School life
Term 2 ASE notes and grammar booklet
  • School activities
  • Occasions
  • Celebrations and events
  • Weather
Term 3 ASE notes and grammar booklet
  • Leisure activities
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Health and Fitness
Term 4 Revision

Secondary 3 (Elementary GCE ‘O’ level Examination) Course

A - This course enhances the teaching points of the previous level by delving deeper into essential morphological rules related to verb conjugation, such as weak roots and the ten forms of the verb, as well as syntax. Tutors contextualise grammar and morphology presentations in relevant situations, expanding on the student’s basic lexicon.

B - By providing students with essential and popular Arabic expressions and vocabulary, this course revolves around the morphological aspects of vocabulary, including participles, comparatives, active and passive voice, and superlative adjectives. As Arabic is an intricate language, this understanding enables students to comprehend and use Arabic in an effective and meaningful way.

Textbook used:
LUGHATUNA AL-FUSHA BOOK 2

Skills tested:
Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Chapters covered Topics
Term 1 Modules 1–6
  • Daily activities
  • Making travel plans
  • Making plans for festive occasions
  • Past events
  • Arabic Folklore
Term 2 ASE notes and grammar booklet
  • News and current affairs
  • Arts and cinema
  • Relationships
  • Leisure
  • Abilities and possibilities
  • Aspirations
  • Giving advice
  • Living in Singapore
Term 3 ASE notes and grammar booklet
  • Technology
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Culture
Term 4 Revision

Secondary 4 (Intermediate GCE ‘O’ level Examination) Course

A - As our student's progress, it is important to outline the deeper morphology of the Arabic language. This course details sentence formation, compound, and complex sentences, related syntax, connectors, clauses and accusatives.

B - Students are exposed to different styles of semi-authentic texts with the aim of building a more specialised lexicon and expanding on grammar taught in previous courses. This course also enforces oral and written skills through a variety of classroom activities.

Textbook used:
LUGHATUNA AL-FUSHA BOOK 2

Skills tested:
Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Chapters covered Topics
Term 1

Revision exercises,

ASE notes and grammar booklet

  • Environment
  • Lifestyle
Term 2

Revision exercises,

ASE notes and grammar booklet

  • Community
  • Culture
Term 3 Revision

Secondary 4 (Advanced GCE ‘O’ level Examination) Course

In these levels, students are exposed to a variety of texts to enrich their range of more sophisticated vocabulary whilst also widening their understanding of different styles of writing, i.e: informative, argumentative, philosophical, scientific and literary styles from different ages and different writers. This variety of authentic texts enables students to have a deeper and more analytical view of Arabic grammar and syntax problems. The students also recycle old structures, enhance, and develop their writing and listening skills.