Read and Write Arabic Script: Teach Yourself

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Read and Write Arabic Script: Teach Yourself by Mourad Diouri


Master Arabic script - in which the Koran is written - with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Arabic script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.

Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.

Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features:


One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.


Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.


Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.


Extra online articles at: to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Arabic speakers.

  • Contains lots of practice of each new point and a test at the end so that you can check your progress
  • Easy and accessible - the step-by-step approach makes learning the Arabic alphabet easy
  • Practical - teaches you to recognise the most important signs, directions, notices and headlines

Table of Contents:

I. Introduction

II. Essential Facts & Figures

Arabic Language

Arabic Script & Alphabet

III. How to read & write Arabic

Essential Tips & Hints

Arabic Vowels

Lesson 1 Short Vowels

Lesson 2 Long Vowels

Lesson 3 Secondary Vowels

Arabic Consonants

Lesson 4 Letter group 1

Lesson 5 Letter group 2

Lesson 6 Letter group 3

Lesson 7 Letter group 4

Lesson 8 Letter group 5

Lesson 9 Letter group 6

Lesson 10 Letter group 7

Lesson 11 Letter group 8

Lesson 12 Letter group 9 

Lesson 13 Letter group 10 (Supplementary letters)

Lesson 14 Letter combinations (Ligatures)

Lesson 15 Arabic Transliteration: How to write Arabic in Latin script

Lesson 16 Arabic Transcription: How to write foreign words in Arabic

Lesson 17 Arabic Punctuation

Lesson 18 Arabic Handwriting

Lesson 19 Arabic Calligraphy and Script Styles

Lesson 20 Arabic Numerals

Appendix 1 Further Study & Advice

Appendix 2 Bibliography

Appendix 3 Arabic Alphabet Tables

About the Author(s):

Mourad Diouri is eLearning Lecturer and Developer in Arabic Language Studies at CASAW (Centre of the Advanced Study of the Arab World), University of Edinburgh.

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    176 pages

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    Hodder Education

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