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Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Third Edition: Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya - A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 1, 3rd Edition (Arabic Edition)

Author Information

Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi

Product Details

ISBN: 9781589017368

Publish Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Number of pages: 384

Description

Al-Kitaab Part One is the second book in the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program and is now available in an extensively revised and reorganized third edition. This book with its companion website develops skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. It provides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages of learning Arabic.

FEATURES

Four-color design throughout the book with over 100 illustrations and photographs

Color-coded words and phrases throughout to easily follow the variety or varieties of Arabic you want to activate—Egyptian, Levantine, and/or formal Arabic

Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of Arabic side by side

Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now Nasreen and Tariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic

Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and differences

New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and Levantine to reinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts

Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic texts

Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and homework exercises that provide constant review

Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and a grammar index

Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more closely corresponds to two semesters of college study with an average of 4-5 contact hours per week

Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players

New companion website (sold separately)—alkitaabtextbook.com—features fully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, all the audio and video materials, and additional online course management and grading options for teachers

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition provides 125 contact (classroom) hours with approximately 250 homework hours. Students who complete Part One should reach an intermediate-mid level of proficiency.


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