Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) An Introductory Course in Arabic, 1st Edition - Munther Younes, Makda Weatherspoon, Elizabeth Huntley, Jonathan Featherstone
‘Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) offers a ground-breaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers.
It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the register employed for reading, writing and formal speaking, with an innovative integration of the dominant Egyptian variety. Introducing the two simultaneously and seamlessly building on their shared features, ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) uses each in its proper context: Egyptian dialect for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and living Arabic today.
- Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and differences
- A series of authentic video-clips recorded in Egypt to help learners revise the vocabulary and structures then learn unit by unit
- Extensive classroom activities and homework exercises that provide constant review to reinforce learning
- Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and a grammar index
- Songs with simple lyrics tied to the themes of the course to help advance vocabulary acquisition and understanding of basic grammatical structures
- A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/weatherspoon) that features fully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, audio and video materials, and additional online course management and grading options for teachers
- A user-friendly and vibrant text design with full colour, richly illustrated throughout with over two hundred illustrations and photos
- A teachers manual with an Arabic introduction for the teacher, which lays out the structure of the student course book, its methodology and directions and suggestions for its use.
Written by experienced teachers of Arabic and experts in Arabic teaching pedagogy, ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) is an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic.
Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) An Introductory Course in Arabic - About the author
Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program at Cornell University, USA. He is the co-author of the ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas textbook series and the author of the following books: The Routledge Introduction to Qur’anic Arabic, Kalila wa Dimna for Students of Arabic, The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction and Charging Steeds or Maidens Doing Good Deeds: In search of the Original Qur’an, all published by Routledge.
Makda G. Weatherspoon is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Cornell University, USA where she is the Coordinator of the Elementary Arabic Program. She has also taught at Middlebury Language Program and worked as a Curriculum Developer of online Arabic materials at the University of Cambridge, Language Centre, UK. Prior to that, she worked as an English instructor with immigrants who were preparing to take their American citizenship tests. Makda is the co-author of ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One).
Jonathan Featherstone is Senior Teaching Fellow of Arabic at the University of Edinburgh where he leads on an intensive Master’s degree in Arabic. Prior to this he taught Arabic at the Defence School of Languages in the UK, then at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Jonathan is also the author of BBC Talk Arabic.
Elizabeth (Lizz) Huntley is a current doctoral student in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. She holds master’s degrees in Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language and in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan. She has taught Arabic at the college-level at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, and at the high school level with the Concordia Language Villages, the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, and of the STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy of the Boston Public Schools.