Arabiyyat al Naas (Part Two): An Intermediate Course in Arabic, second edition, offers a vibrant course in Arabic as it is written and spoken today by educated native speakers.
It is a theme-based textbook delivered in the form of a serialized radio drama. Through the lens of journalism and personal interactions modelled by the main characters of this radio drama, learners are equipped to continue developing their spoken and written Arabic skills in the context of authentic dialogues and reading texts. As such, this book reflects cross-dialectal communication as used by native speakers across the Arab world.
Developed by an experienced and dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, Arabiyyat al Naas (Part Two) will be an essential resource for intermediate-level students of Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course also renders it highly suitable for independent study. Using the Common European Framework Reference, it takes the learner from B.1 to B.2 and, in terms of the levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, it takes the learner from Intermediate Low to Intermediate High/Advanced Low.
This volume is the second in a pioneering three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.