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Knec Kcse Arabic Syllabus

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Knec Kcse Arabic Syllabus



1.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the course the leaner should be able to: Introduce him/herself by using acceptable expressions

  • name immediate family members
  • describe his/her home
  • name objects found in a classroom
  • name hospital staff
  • mention the various ballgames
  • name Islamic festivals
  • name major mountains in Kenya
  • mention the functions of a bank
  • sing an Arabic song
  • explain the importance of the Arab countries to Kenya
  • state services offered at the Post Office
  • name the utensils used in the Kitchen
  • name items found in a grocery
  • pronounce difficult sounds correctly
  • mention different types of media
  • discuss desirable social practices
  • name days of the week, months and year
  • name the national holidays in Kenya
  • explain the importance of services offered at the Post Office
  • discuss the roles of each family member
  • name types of meat
  • discuss the importance of media
  • explain different parts of an airport
  • explain the historical ori of selected monuments in Kenya
  • discuss the economic activities in Kenya
  • explain history of the Arabic language in East Africa
  • discuss his/her school activities
  • describe the modes of dressing in Kenya
  • discuss the importance of print media
  • discuss the needs for cultural co-existence
  • recite poems on moral values
  • describe the importance of forests
  • use telephone services
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of tourism in Kenya

1.2.0 Situational Content: Socialization/self introduction; Family; ; Classroom; Hospital; Sport; Islamic festivals; Geographical features; Bank; Arabic-songs; Arab world; Post office; Kitchen utensils; Groceries; Arabic alphabets; Types of media;Living values/morals/ethics; Days of the week; Months of the year; National holidays; Courtesy/etiquette; Roles of family members; Different types ; f meat e.g. in a butchery; Types of media; An airport; Historical monuments in Kenya; Economic activities in Kenya; Arabic in East Africa; School activities; modes of dressing in Kenya; Print media; Cultural co-existence; Poems on moral values; Forest; Telecommunication; Tourism in Kenya




Specific Objectives By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: identify and pronounce Arabic alphabets correctly

  • identify the different positions of Arabic vowels
  • read short sentences
  • name colours
  • name external parts of the human body
  • identify the geographical location of Kenya
  • identify kitchen
  • read short paragraphs on the environment
  • read numbers form 1 -999 correctly
  • read simple passages and simple poems with correct pronunciation
  • name the major lakes in Kenya
  • name the three Muslim sacred mosques

list all types of furniture

  • name types of staple foods in Kenya
  • read orial and cardinal numbers
  • read about wild and domestic birds
  • read the names of lines and shapes
  • read to indicate punctuation
  • outline different types of diseases
  • identify job opportunities in Kenya
  • read selected stories
  • analyse a given passage
  • recite Arabic poems accurately
  • read and trace sources of rivers in Africa
  • state the composition of the galaxy
  • analyse the advantages of technology.

2.2 Situational Content Vowels, Short sentences. Colours, External parts of the human body, Geographical location of Kenya, Sentences made of two to three words. Short paragraphs on

topical issues e.g. environment, Poems on topical issues e.g. HIV/AIDS, Lakes in Kenya, Sacred mosques, Furniture, Staple foods in Kenya, Cardinal and ordinal numbers, Animals and birds. Lines and shapes. Punctuation, Common diseases,, Selected passages, Selected poems, Rivers of Africa, Planets/galaxy, Technology? 3.0


3.1.0 Specific Objectives By the end of the course the learner should be able to: list names of family members

  • write names of the geographical features found in the map of Kenya
  • draw a complete clock face and write the time
  • write Arabic numerals from 1 - 999
  • list tjrpes of banking accounts
  • list the names of five Arabic speaking countries in Africa
  • write short paragraphs on topical issues
  • list three international holidays
  • list six names of extended family members other than paternal and


  • write down the administrative hierarchy of a school
  • write all the educational levels
  • list some medical equipment
  • write about means of transport
  • list field events
  • write down places of worship for the major world religions
  • write a simple composition on kindness to animals
  • write a friendly letter
  • use spelling and punctuation correctly
  • write using two types of Arabic calligraphy
  • write a curriculum vitae
  • describe a hospital
  • write Arabic numbers in words
  • write an official letter
  • explain seasons of the year
  • draw different shapes and name them
  • list major cities of the Arab world
  • state the operations of a bank
  • write a telegram
  • describe the characteristics of an urban and a rural set up.

3.2.0 Situational Content

Arabic alphabet, Family members, Geographical features in the map of Kenya, Time, Numerals 1 - 999, Banking accounts, Arabic speaking countries Africa, Selected sentences/paragraphs/short passages on topical issues e.g. children's rights, Selected questions. International holidays. Extended family members both paternal and maternal. School administrative structure. The school, al levels. Medical equipment, Transport, Field events. Places of worship. Continuous writing. Letter writing, Riqa' and Naskh (khati)

Curriculum vitae, Hospital activities , Numbers in words. Official letters. Seasons of the year. Major cities in the Arab world. Banking operations. Telegram, Rural and urban set up. 4.0


4.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: differentiate between short and long vowels

  • construct simple nominal sentences
  • use demonstrative nouns correctly
  • name the three types of tenses
  • name words used as adverbs of place
  • use interrogative forms correctly
  • construct nominal sentences
  • differentiate between two types of article AL (the) name adverbs of time
  • use gender cases correctly
  • use single, dual and plural nouns and pronouns correctly
  • construct sentences using relative pronouns
  • use three types of tense
  • construct sentences using relevant prepositions
  • make use of subjects tmd objects correctly (Fa-il and maf-'ul) describe the plural forms of nouns
  • differentiate between definite and indefmite nouns
  • list KANA and AKHA-WATAHA
  • construct sentences using active and passive verbs
  • identify conjunctions in a given passage
  • describe the five special verbs
  • use prepositions correctly
  • differentiate between changeable and unchangeable words
  • identify comparative nouns in a given passage
  • list the five special nouns
  • construct sentences using conditional particles f
  • respond in affirmation and negation
  • use nawasib and jawazim correctly
  • form a sentence using INNA WA AKHAWATUHA
  • list the signs of feminine verbs
  • differentiate between transitive and intransitive verbs
  • use derivative nouns correctly
  • use adverbs (HAL) appropriately
  • use exclamatory forms accurately
  • use tamyiz appropriately

4.2.0 Content

Short and long vowels, Nominal sentences. Demonstrative nouns, Tenses, Adverbs of place. Interrogative forms, Nominal sentences. Types of article AL (the)

Adverbs of time, Gender cases, Single, dual and plurals, Relative pronouns. Tenses, Prepositions, Fa Types of plurals, Definite and indefinite nouns (MA'ARIFA WA-NAKIRA), KANA and AKHAWATAHA, Active and passive voice, Conjunction (HURUFUL ATF), The give special verbs (AFAAL, KHAMSA), Prepositions (HURUF AL- 3 ARR) , Changeable and unchangeable v??ords (MU'RAB WA MABNI), Comparative nouns (ASMA'ul KHAMSA), Conditional particles (ADAWAT SHART), Affirmation and negation (THBAT WAL NAFYU), NAWASIB) AND JAWAZIM), "INNA WA AKHAWATUHA", Signs of feminine verbs, Transitive + intransitive verbs , Derivative nouns, Pronouns, Adverbs (Al-Haal), Exclamatory forms, Tamyiz.

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