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Alif Baa 3rd Edition: An Introduction to Arabic Letters and
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Kristen Brustad Mahmoud Al-Batal
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Alif Baa 3rd Edition: An Introduction to Arabic Letters and

Kristen Brustad Mahmoud Al-Batal Abbas Al-Tonsi


Georgia University Press

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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. It 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.

By:   Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi
Imprint:   Georgia University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9781589016323
ISBN 10:   1589016327
Series:   Alif Baa
Publication Date:   July 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Adult education ,  Primary
Language:   Arabic
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Along with teaching the alphabet, this book prompts the students to start producing the language at the novice level, also from the first chapter. Al-'Arabiyya Journal

  • Winner of Technical Text, Large Non-Profit Publishers Category 6 (United States)
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