Friday, September 16, 2011


before going to class

After four long days spent at Institut Aminuddin Baki, Genting Highlands, the basic Arabic Language Course for Communication finally came to its end.

doing online evaluation

the dedicated lecturers, Encik Shaiful Azizi and Puan Ainol Hidayah

my group presenting the dialogues in Arabic

other groups' presentation

discussing and observing

On the last day, the main task was to write a conversation by using the knowledge that we acquired from the lessons taught before. Writing might not be that problematic but the delivery could be something nerve-wrecking. It was another hilarious session watching other groups presenting and to laugh at ourselves as well when we committed any mistakes.

All in all, it was a short but successful course. By the end of the day, the participants were able to speak at least a few complete expressions in Arabic for communication. I just hope I will be able to practice the language once I go back to school and the ustaz and ustazah [teachers teaching Islamic Education] will have to be my sparring partners. You all be prepared!

another participant from Johor, Mr. Rahiman, with the teacher

And I hope that the Institute will be coming up with the second phase with our group as a continuation to this course so that everything that we had learnt will not end here. I am quite sure the participants will be very happy to come back for more.

So thanks to the lecturers, especially Puan Ainol Hidayah who had been with us throughout the course, Mr. Shaiful Azizi who taught us for two days and not forgetting Mr. Sahrul as well. May Allah repay all your good deeds - Fi amanillah.