‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One), second edition, offers a groundbreaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.
The course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and “living” Arabic today. The book contains 29 theme-based units covering all the core topics expected in a first-year Arabic course, such as countries, clothes, colors, family and professions. The book is to be used in conjunction with the companion website (routledge.com/cw/younes) offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources.
This volume is the first in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.
The book is an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, it is also highly suitable for independent study. The materials are designed to bring students from the novice low level to the intermediate low level on the ACTFL scale, and from A1 to A2/B1 on the CEFR scale.
Munther Younes is a Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, USA.
Makda G. Weatherspoon is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, USA.
Maha Saliba Foster is a teaching Professor of Arabic at the Center for World Languages and Cultures and the Languages and Literatures and Cultures at the University of Denver, USA.
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30 Jun. 2023