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An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture - Abdellah Chekayri

An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture

Book with Other Items Published: 1st March 2011
ISBN: 9781589016934
Number Of Pages: 502
For Ages: 18+ years old

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An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture and the accompanying content-based multimedia DVD are designed to enable students to communicate effectively using Moroccan Arabic. Since Moroccan Arabic is rarely written or used in formal communication, the strength of the book lies in training learners in speaking and listening skills that can be used in everyday situations.

Upon completing this course, students should be able to:
-greet people
-introduce themselves
-ask and reply to simple questions
-use days and numbers in context
-order food
-make appointments and reservations
-give directions
-talk about future plans
-use common idiomatic expressions

Each chapter includes:
-cultural introductions to social, religious, or cultural aspects of Moroccan society
-listening comprehension exercises
-vocabulary exercises
-dialogues and texts
-conversation practice
-grammar instruction on how native speakers structure their speech
-interactive and video materials to support cultural understanding, listening, speaking, and grammar

The book uses Romanized transcription alongside Arabic script for the first three chapters and thereafter only the Arabic script. It also includes a glossary and answer key. Covers approximately 120 contact hours, plus 180-240 additional hours of preparation outside class. A novice student should reach the intermediate mid-level of proficiency by the end of this course.

Industry Reviews

An invaluable resource for classroom instruction at the university level, as well as for independent study of the dialect...an example to follow in the authoring of books of other dialects of Arabic. Modern Language Journal Reviews Office

PrefaceLetters and sounds 1. Getting Acquainted (Part 1) 2. Getting Acquainted (Part 2) 3. The Family (Part 1) 4. The Family (Part 2) 5. Time 6. Daily Activities 7. At the Cafe 8. Shopping 9. At the Restaurant 10. In the City 11. Traveling 12. Geography and Weather 13. Ramadan and 'Achoura 14. Clothes and Celebrations

ISBN: 9781589016934
ISBN-10: 1589016939
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 502
Published: 1st March 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.69 x 21.34  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 1.52