Arabiyyat al-Naas Part One
To Be Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge – 456 pages
Arabiyyat al Naas, Part One offers a groundbreaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking, with an innovative integration of the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Introducing the two simultaneously and seamlessly building on their shared features, Arabiyyat al Naas, Part One uses each in its proper context: Levantine for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and "living" Arabic today.
Written by a dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, Arabiyyat al Naas, Part One will be an essential resource for students beginning to learn Arabic.While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course and website also renders it highly suitable for independent study.
This volume is the first in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program. This pioneering series will systematically help learners build the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing while also introducing them to Arab culture and the history and geography of the modern Arab world.
Introduction 1. Arabic Letters and Numbers 2. Introductory Themes 3. At the Airport 4. Taxi and the Hotel 5. Passport and Travel 6. Eating in the Restaurant 7. Housing 8. Buying things for the Kitchen 9. Buying Clothing 10. Study 11. Professions 12. Eating 13. Transport 14. Weather 15. Sports and Hobbies 16. Visiting places in Jordan 17. Palestine 18. Lebanon 19. Syria 20. Egypt 21. Impressions Arabic-English Glossary Grammar Index
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.
Makda Weatherspoon is a Lecturer in Arabic Language in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, USA, where she is the Coordinator of the Elementary Arabic Program.
Maha Foster is a Lecturer of Arabic in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver, USA. Prior to that, she taught Arabic at Colorado College and the Air Force Academy.