Summary: Al-Kitaab, A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One develops skills in standard Arabic while providing some material in colloquial and classical Arabic. It covers approximately 150 contact hours of college-level instruction. Students completing the course should achieve intermediate-mid level of proficiency. It contains Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries and verb charts.
FEATURES OF PART ONE:
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- Develops all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge.
- Incorporates extensive use of authentic materials from the outset for reading, listening, and grammatical practice, thus relating abstract grammatical concepts to practical skills.
- Presents narrative-based content, based on two main characters and their extended families, through audio and video media rather than written text in order to develop the student's listening and speaking skills.
- Develops reading skills through the use of composed texts derived from the main narrative and authentic texts from newspapers and journals.
- Introduces grammar using spiralling and inference, forcing the students to discover the grammar of the language by means of analogy, problem-solving and educated guessing.
- Presents cultural information in each chapter.
- Contains numerous exercises interspersed throughout the textbooks.
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Year Published: 2002