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Arabic Language Mastery Immersion Programme

Advanced Arabic Scholarship Residential Diploma


Arabic Language Mastery Immersion Programme is the flagship full-time residential Arabic Language programme at Cambridge Islamic College. It is a one-year intensive programme covering Arabic Language from beginner to advanced level. It is designed for those who wish to take the path to master the Arabic Language in spoken, read and written forms.  The course is designed and directed by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This programme also serves as an Arabic Language entry requirement for those wishing to join the 2-year ‘Alimiyyah Degree programme at Cambridge Islamic College.

Course Director: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

First Academic Year Begins: September 2019

Duration: 1 Year

Application Deadline: 1st May 2019

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The curriculum for the program is as follows. It is divided into 3 terms and each term is divided into 6 classes per day of 60-minutes each. These are held from Monday to Friday. This is subject to changes.



Morning – Al Arabiyyah Lil Nashi’een

Afternoon – Mabadi Al Tasreef



Morning – Al Arabiyyah Lil Nashi’een

Afternoon – Qisas Al Nabiyeen



Morning – Al Arabiyyah Lil Nashi’een

Afternoon – Al Aubaun



Morning – Translation of Surah Yusuf

Afternoon – Tajweed

  • Hifz Juz Amma
  • Fiqh Al Islami


All day – Conversation Practice and Tutorials

Al Arabiyyah Lil Nashi’een

This module focuses on going through basic understanding of how sentences are structured in Arabic and the components that constitute sentences. The book covers the building blocks of the language in detail while making good use of examples. Each volume of this text builds the foundation in a gradual manner making it an easy and interactive module. The exercises allow you to practice skills you are studying.


Qisas Al Nabiyeen

Qisas Al Nabiyeen is an enjoyable series that progressively develops your vocab and grammar skills whilst teaching the stories of the prophets AS. The stories are designed for students to both study Seerah and Arabic The author, the renowned Shaykh Abul Hassan Ali Nadwi, originated from India and was well known for his Arabic literature. These lectures are taught by his student Shaykh Akram Nadwi.


Prose and Poetry

Studying real texts from newspaper clippings to classical oral poetry. Read Kalila Wa Dimna, an engaging pre-islamic epic poem of animals and fables. Hamasah – a book of stylistic and linguistic poetry about manners. Develop your recognition and appreciation of Arabic stylistic writing in order to recognise where the Qur’an uses or revolutionises existing Arabic styles.


Sarf (Arabic Morphology)

Mabadi fi Tasreef is Shaykh Akram’s own published book on basic introduction to Arabic morphology. Upon completion of Mabadi, you progress to Shadha Al Arf, an advanced teaching of morphology.


Nahw (Arabic Grammar)

Mabadi fi Nahw is Shaykh Akram’s own published book on basic introduction to Arabic Grammar. Upon completion of Mabadi, you progress to Qatr Al Nada, an advanced teaching of grammar, written by one of the experts of this field. This work was originally written as a basic work for students who needed a direct approach to Arabic Grammar. However after a short while the author compiled an explanation on it so as to further ease the understanding of the student.


Full-Time Diploma Programme

Fees will be calculated according to the students financial needs, which will be assessed in stage 2 of the application (see how to apply section below)

The application consists of 3 stages.

Stage 1 – Fill out the application form here (hyperlink to online form)

Stage 2 – Once we have reviewed your application, we will send you a financial assessment form to complete – your fees will be calculated on the basis of this assessment.

Stage 3 – If you application is successful, you will be invited for an interview at the College.


We will also be hosting Open Days to meet faculty, discuss the curriculum and view the college.