This three-part course in Modern Standard Arabic for non-native speakers approaches the language through a series of themed topics – daily life in the Arab world, politics and governance, literature and the arts, science and medicine, astronomy – concentrates principally on listening and speaking skills. In each section, vocabulary is built up as various linguistic structures and strategies are introduced and practiced in a clear introduction to Arabic grammar. A CD accompanies Volume 1, and in addition to a full glossary of vocabulary items at the end of each volume (with meanings in both English and French), a supplementary dictionary, al-Mujam al-musaid, gives a complete key to the vocabulary of all three books in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and German.
Comprehensive and easily digestible, varied and informative, these books make an ideal basis for a classroom-based course in Arabic anywhere in the world.
American University in Cairo Press