English for Islamic Studies Course Book
An innovative new course for those studying English in the context of Islamic beliefs, history and current issues. Ideal for students seeking to develop transferable academic skills and strategies, such as: listening to talks and lectures, reading academic articles and books, taking part in discussions, giving presentations and writing academic essays.
The syllabus concentrates on key vocabulary for different aspects of Islamic and religious studies, and on words and phrases commonly used in academic English. English for Islamic Studies has 15 units, each of which looks at a different aspect of Islam and its beliefs, culture and practices. Odd-numbered units concentrate on listening skills, while even-numbered units are centred on reading skills.
Each unit is divided into three lessons:
- Lesson 1 contains vocabulary for the topic; vocabulary skills such as word-building, giving definitions
and explanations; guidance on using synonyms for paraphrasing.
- Lesson 2 contains reading or listening texts and skills development.
- Lesson 3 contains speaking and/or writing tasks that recycle language and skills from the unit.
The Skills check at the end of each unit is a useful summary of skills learnt or practised in the unit.
There is also a glossary, vocabulary list and list of useful language exponents for each unit at the back of the book.
Each unit provides between three and five hours of classroom activity, with the possibility of extra hours to be spent on suggested activities such as research, individual presentations or essay writing.
See accompanying Teacher’s Book.
26 Jun 2013
Number of pages: 140
Unit 1: My first trip abroad
Unit 2: The First Muslim State of Medina
Unit 3: Islamic art and culture
Unit 4: Getting married
Unit 5: Social relationships in Islam
Unit 6: The Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH)
Unit 7: Islam and science
Unit 8: A healthy lifestyle
Unit 9: Financial matters
Unit 10: The Hajj
Unit 11: Narrative in the Qur'an
Unit 12: Children's rights
Unit 13: Interpretations of the Qur'an
Unit 14: Islam and the environment
Dr. Amna Mohammed Bedri has an MA TESOL from Moray House College and a PhD from the University of Khartoum. She is co-author of English for Islamic Studies and Assistant Professor at the Ahfad Institute of Languages, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan. She has been teaching English for about 25 years in schools and universities in Sudan and abroad and was Head of the English Language Unit for eight years. Now, she coordinates postgraduate studies and teacher training, teaches TEFL and postgraduate students, and supervises and examines MA and PhD theses. Amna has contributed to English language and Study Skills syllabuses for the university. She was Head of the English Department at Omdurman Islamic University for twelve years. Amna has also published research in the area of Education, particularly Girls’ Education, and is co-editing a book on the same topic. She helped establish and is President of the Association for Sudanese Teachers of English Language in 2007.
Fiona McGarry has been working in EFL since 1989 as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, editor and materials writer. She is a young learner specialist with particular experience in the Arab World. She is the author of two primary course books and has been a writer, consultant and editor for the Preparatory materials in Garnet Education’s revised English for Libya series. She has also been involved in writing ESP and EAP books, including English for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Take-off: Technical English for Engineering, Safety First and TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) and English for Islamic Studies with Amna M. Bedri.
Fiona has worked in Qatar, Libya, Sudan, UAE, Spain, the USA and the UK and has written and delivered many in-service orientation courses to familiarize teachers with new teaching materials, methodologies and teaching techniques. She is also involved in running CELTA and diploma courses and is an examiner, assessor and moderator for UCLES and Trinity College London.
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