al-Kitab al-asasi: A Basic Course for Teaching Arabic to Non-Native Speakers: Volume 1

al-Kitab al-asasi: A Basic Course for Teaching Arabic to Non-Native Speakers: Volume 1

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: El-Said Badawi
  • Publish Date: 2009-03-01


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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, voabulary 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-Mu'jam al-musa'id gives a complete key to the vocabulary of all three books in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish. Comprehensive and easily digestibles, varied and informative, these books make an ideal basis for a classroom-based course in Arabic anywhere in the world.

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