This book: develops all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge; immediately incorporates extensive use of authentic materials for reading, listening, and grammatical practice, relating abstract grammatical concepts to practical skills; presents narrative-based content through audio and video media rather than written text to develop meaning-focused language processing skills, utilizing two main characters and their extended family; develops readings skills through the use of composed texts derived from the main narrative and authentic texts from newspapers and journals; introduces grammar using the techniques of spiraling and inference, challenging learners to discover the grammar of the language by means of analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing; introduces Egyptian colloquial Arabic through scenes based on the main narrative to promote the use of shared vocabulary and structure of the two registers, increasing listening comprehension skills; and contains Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries and reference charts as well as a grammar index.
The student hears, sees and reads Arabic, and learning is kept close to an authentic linguistic and cultural experience. ADFL Bulletin This is an extremely impressive volume, clearly demonstrating the practical and academic value of an outstanding textbook and the enormous amount of effort required in creating such a tool. Forum for Modern Language Studies More drills and activities have been worked into the text, giving students more practice in the skills being presented. MESA Bulletin One of the most complete modern Arabic pedagogy programs available. eLanguage.net
Series: Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Allum Al -Arabiyya - A Textbook for Arabic Ser.
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.2
Weight (kg): 1.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised