Colloquial Arabic of Egypt
The Complete Course for Beginners, 3rd Edition
To Be Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge
Series: Colloquial Series
This new edition of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt has been revised and updated to make learning Egyptian Arabic easier and more enjoyable than ever before.
Specially developed by experienced teachers for self-study and class use, this course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Arabic in romanization form throughout, with optional Arabic script supplements
Emphasis on modern conversational language with clear pronunciation guidance
Progressive introduction to the Arabic alphabet to aid familiarity with simple labels and signs
Grammar section and bilingual glossaries for easy reference
Stimulating exercises with lively illustrations
A new companion website with additional resources for teachers and learners.
By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of everyday situations.
Jane Wightwick is a Cambridge graduate in Arabic studies. She was formerly EFL editor then Publisher at Macmillan Education, where she worked on two self-study series: Breakthrough Languages and Macmillan Masters.
Mahmoud Gaafar is a native speaker of Egyptian Arabic. In 1986 he moved to the UK and founded g-and-w advertising, specializing in press and print for the Arab world. Subsequently, JW set up a publishing division of g-and-w. They publish their own materials and offer publishing services in a range of languages.