Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part Two)
An Intermediate Course in Arabic
Routledge – 2014 – 436 pages
Arabiyyat al Naas (Part Two): An Intermediate Course in Arabic offers a vibrant course in Arabic as it is written and spoken today by educated native speakers. Not only does it continue the innovative integration of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Levantine Arabic used in Part One of the series, but it does so in a way that supports and develops students’ increased mastery of the language. Combining a greater focus on cultural topics with an increased coverage of MSA, Part Two introduces more sophisticated communication, giving students a deeper awareness of the cultural base of the Arabic language.
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.
This volume is the second in a pioneering three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.
"This book, which takes the student from the Intermediate to the Advanced levels, is a bold and innovative presentation of the way Arabic is actually used by native speakers. It is thoughtfully presented by seasoned and passionate Arabic teachers."
"This book, which takes the student from the Intermediate to the Advanced levels, is a bold and innovative presentation of the way Arabic is actually used by native speakers. It is thoughtfully presented by seasoned and passionate Arabic teachers."Maher Awad, Senior Lecturer of Arabic, Certified ACTFL & ILR Tester, Rice University, USA
"…a book which both teachers and learners of Arabic have been waiting for a very long time…Excellent, communicative and topic-based, it consolidates the highly effective Integrated Approach of Arabic pioneered by Munther Younes. It is extremely effective in meeting the majority of Arabic students’ needs, which is to communicate in natural Arabic at an educated level. This is by far the best of its kind on the market today. I would recommend its use by all university, college and government organisations which teach Arabic at the intermediate to advanced level." Jonathan Featherstone, Senior Teaching Fellow of Arabic, University of Edinburgh, UK
Introduction. 1. The Arab World 2. Arab Cities 3.The Arabic Language 4. Food and Drink 5. Health 6. Sports 7. Travel and Transportation 8. The Weather 9. Education and Learning 10. Jobs and Professions 11. Love and Marriage 12. The Arab Woman 13. Religion 14. Holidays and Shopping in the Arab world 15. Money and the Economy 16. Cops, Thieves and the Law 17. Politics and Government 18. Palestine 19. Military Affairs 20. The Environment 21.Animals
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.
Hanada Al-Masri is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Denison University, USA.