Learn how to speak fluent Arabic in an easy and fun way in just 12 weeks. This indispensable guide also comes with a free audio app for Apple and Android phones, featuring native speech that enables you to hone your pronunciation.Whether you're beginning from the scratch or looking to polish your existing knowledge, 15-Minute Arabic is a quick and convenient option for learning the language. This book features 12 themed chapters broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of everyday situations to help you conduct your business or travel smoothly. Jargon-free, straightforward instructions equip you to converse with ease, whether you're shopping for groceries, trying to find accommodation, ordering tea at a caf , or sightseeing around town. Each lesson combines Arabic vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-color photographs for comprehensive learning. The guide also includes an English-Arabic dictionary, an extensive menu of popular Arabic dishes, and excellent review and repeat exercises at the end of each chapter to test yourself and track your progress. Packed with cultural tips, neatly labelled images of everyday life objects, conversational advice, and grammar explanations, 15-Minute Arabic is the go-to book for mastering the Arabic language.
Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Arabic with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Arabic contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.
The A to Z highlights common translation pitfalls within a bidirectional approach, addressing issues relating to both Arabic-English and English-Arabic translation. Each translation problem is carefully contextualized and illustrated with authentic examples drawn from contemporary literature and the media. The alphabetical arrangement of the entries ensures ease of use both as a manual and as a reference work.
Ronak Husni is head of Arabic and Translation Studies and professor
of Arabic studies at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Daniel L. Newman is professor of Arabic and course director of the MA in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting at the University of Durham, United Kingdom.
The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal (spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new companion website provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including interactive, self-correcting exercises to enhance learning. The companion website also gives instructors additional online grading options.
FEATURES- Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and photographs
- Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of language they wish to learn in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic (MSA)
- Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and classroom groupwork
- Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and Damascus
- Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon
- Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in the companion website
- Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players
- New companion website (sold separately)--alkitaabtextbook.com--features a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all the video and audio materials and additional online course management and grading options for teachers
Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level of proficiency.
Companion Website Minimum System Requirements: WindowsOS: Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7CPU: 233MHz Pentium BasedRAM: 128MBDISPLAY:1024x768, color displayBROWSER: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, or Firefox version 3.0 or higherCONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
MacintoshOS: Mac OSXCPU: 233MHz Power MacintoshRAM: 128MBDISPLAY:1024x768, color displayBROWSER: Firefox version 3.0 or higher, or Sarari 3.0 or higherCONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components. EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
This lively introduction to the linguistics of Arabic provides students with a concise overview of the language's structure and its various components: its phonology, morphology and syntax. Through exercises, discussion points and assignments built into every chapter, the book presents the Arabic language in vivid and engaging terms, encouraging students to grasp the complexity of its linguistic situation. It presents key linguistic concepts and theories related to Arabic in a coherent way, helping to build students' analytical and critical skills. Key features: - Study questions, exercises, and discussion topics in every chapter encourage students to engage with the material and undertake specific assignments - Suggestions for further reading in every chapter allow readers to engage in more extensive research on relevant topics - Technical terminology is explained in a helpful glossary
Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces a hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet. This book proceeds step by step through all the letters of the Arabic alphabet, showing the sounds they stand for and how they are combined into words. Nothing essential is left out, but no unnecessary complications are added. Readers will find that progress is rapid and will be surprised at the relative ease with which they master the first steps in learning this increasingly important world language.The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and Write It belongs on the desk of every student of the language, in the luggage of every visitor to the Middle East, in the briefcase of all business people with Arab clients, and in the back pocket of all employees of British or American companies working for a time in an Arab country.
Learn to write in Arabic
In Arabic, there are different levels of language. The written language, which is studied in this book, is literary Arabic, sometimes also called classical Arabic or even modern or standard Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, classical poetry, literature and the media. The Arabic plume consists of 28 consonants and three long vowels. Each consonant is accompanied by a vowel which is placed above or below the consonant.
Arabic speakers are in great demand in the United States, due to the country's political commitments to the Middle East, but only 25 percent of non-native speakers know the language in enough detail to function as translators, interpreters, analysts, or field agents. Arabic Character Writing For Dummies helps you write this language clearly and correctly.
- Learn to write the Arabic alphabet
- Find free instructional videos, flashcards, and printable writing pages online
- Build upon your mastery of the language
- Get ahead at work or in your personal life
Arabic Character Writing For Dummies is designed for beginners, students, and lifelong learners wishing to write in Arabic.
This is revised and expanded edition of the popular guide introduces students to the Arabic language and script. It includes: -Model sentences and vocabulary lists -Comprehensive grammar -Irregular plural forms indicated -Imperfect verb form lists with tenses -Selections in Arabic from prose and poetry of eminent writers