Bachelor of Education (Teaching Arabic as Second Language)

Bachelor of Education (Teaching Arabic as Second Language)


1. Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching Arabic as a Second Language) (Honours)/ 10237 


Brief introduction

The purpose of this programme is to produce quality graduates in secondary education in the field of specialization Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (TASL) to meet the needs of the Ministry of Education Malaysian. In addition, the purpose of this programme is to produce graduates with high potential and serve as a role model to students and surrounding communities. This programme is structured to serve the following objectives:

●    To produce professionally trained graduate teachers who uphold the Islamic philosophy of education and are committed to serve the country and Ummah.
●    To serve the growing need of the country in producing teachers who possess the integrated personality and the tawhidic worldview and act as excellent role models for the younger generation.
●    To embody, revitalize, and produce graduates that exemplify in themselves the IIUM mission of Islamicization, Internationalization, Integration and Comprehensive Excellent (IIICE).


Program Outcome

This programme is designed to achieve the following programme learning outcomes: Students are able to

1. Demonstrate familiarity with established knowledge in the field of Arabic Language Teaching (ALT) and awareness of current development therein.
2. Use relevant skills learnt in ALT area for professional and personal development.
3. Cooperate with others and apply knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the nation and the Ummah
4. Demonstrate commitment with ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and everyday life.
5. Communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds with empathy, and leadership qualities.
6. Analyse issues and demonstrate skillfulness in planning, executing and evaluating strategies and action plans.
7. Use the necessary learning skills in information management and apply effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement.
8. Apply basic managerial and entrepreneurial skills in relevant fields.
9. Integrate Islamic Universal values in the execution of their professional duties


Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Education degree in Teaching Arabic as a Second Language prepares you for work as teachers in government and private schools. With our degree, you may also join other industries such as Tourism, Media, Human Resource and Religious Department.  If you are keen to be self-employed, you could even offer professional development training to the public or corporations or become a consultant.

Jobs directly related to the degree include:

School teachers, officers in government department.

Jobs where the degree would be useful include:

Trainer/Consultant, Motivational speaker, mentor, Life coach, Author, radio/tv Host, Employment Officer, Translation, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Manager, Management Trainee, Teacher, Lecturer.


Program Structure

Your studies will commence in the first year with the neccessary foundations of education and knowledge in teaching profession. You will be introduced to two areas, i.e. Education, its major theories and principles; and Arabic Language. In this year, you will be exposed to the organization of school, its curriculum, and the content of Arabic Language. This foundation work will continue into the second year with the strengthening of the Arabic Language skills and components, while gradually introducing you to the teaching and learning process that takes place in the classroom. In the third year you will have the opportunity to experience hands on in researching, planning, preparing and teaching in a mock classroom. You will also learn to develop, conduct, interpret and report assessment of your students’ performance. In Practicum I (School Orientation Program), you will be placed in school to experience the management, organization, and culture of school, and classroom teaching. In the fourth year after completing the remaining courses you will once again be placed in school where you will do your teaching practicum supervised by experienced teachers, school administrators and university supervisors. Besides developing teaching skills, the program will also equip you with research knowledge and skills, preparing you for postgraduate studies or for a career as a researcher.

The required courses include:

University Required Courses (20 credit hours)

MPU 3122: Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

MPU 3112: Hubungan Etnik


UNGS 2060:  Malay Virtues, Heritage and Malaysian Society

LM 1030 & LM 1031

Bahasa Melayu I & II untuk Pelajar Antarabangsa          OR

LM 1040 & LM 1041

Bahasa Melayu I & II untuk Pelajar Antarabangsa (Nusantara)


UNGS 2011:  Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Usrah 1 (BUDI) Package

Usrah 2 (BUDI) Package

Leadership Package 1

Leadership Package 2

Skills Package 1

Skills Package 2

LE 4000:  English Academic Writing

TQ 1001: Tilawah Al Quran 1

TQ 2001: Tilawah Al Quran II

LQ 1008: Quranic Language I

LQ 2008: Quranic Language II

UNGS 2080: Ethics and Fiqh of Contemporary Issues

UNGS 2090: The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization

CCCD 1621 Usrah 3 (BUDI)

CCCD 1622 Usrah 4 (BUDI)

Kulliyyah Required Courses (26 credit hours)

EDF 1001: Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Malaysian Education

EDP 1103: Educational Psychology

EDT 1303: Instructional Technology

EDP 1610: Understanding Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

EDC 1701: The Organization of the School Co-curriculum

EDG 2000: Counseling Skills for Teachers

EDF 2203: Sociology of Education

EDP 2160: Tools of Thinking 

EDC 3002: Curriculum and Instruction

EDP 3501: Testing and Assessment in Education


LM 2023: Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Sains Sosial)

Specialization Courses (70 credit hours)

EDL 1101: Arabic Syntax I

EDL 1102: Arabic Morphology 1

EDL 1103: Practical Grammar

EDL 1104: Arabic Phonology

EDL 1109: Arabic Lexicography

EDL 1112: Rhetorical al-Ma’ani Sciences

EDL 1113: Language Learning Skills

EDC 2102: Methods of Teaching Arabic as a Second Language I

EDC 2103: Introduction to General Linguistics

EDL 2114: Arabic Morphology II

EDL 2115: Arabic Syntax II

EDL 2117: Modern Arabic Literature

EDL 2118: Al-Bayan wa Al-Badi’ Sciences

EDC 2119: Syllabus Design & Materials Preparation for TASL

EDC 2901: Practicum I

EDC 3105: Methods of Teaching Arabic as a Second Language II

EDL  3120: Arabic Syntax III

EDL 3121: Classical Prose Text

EDC 3199:  Research Methodology

EDL 4128: Intro. to Modern Islamic Literature

EDL 4129: Arabic Speech Communication Skills

EDC 4903: Practicum II

Minor Courses (Islamic Education) (30 credit hours)

EDI 1101A: ‘Aqidah Islamiyyah

EDI 1801: Fiqh Al-Sirah                

EDI 2000: Philosophy of Islamic Education

EDI 2210A: Usul al-Fiqh and Tarikh al-Tashri’

EDI 2501: Fiqh al-Usrah and al- Mu’amalat

EDI 2701: Ethics in Education

EDI 3307A: Tafsir al- Ayat and al-Hadith al-Ahkam

EDI 4001: Islamic Theological Thought           

EDI 4202: Al-Qawaid al-Fiqhiyyah and al-Maqasid al-Syar’iyyah

EDC 4306: Method of Teaching Islamic Education I

EDI 4604: Da’wah and Leadership


Duration of Study

The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.


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