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Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

The Complete Course for Beginners, 3rd Edition

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Routledge – 2014 – 374 pages

Series: Colloquial Series

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $39.95
    978-0-415-81131-6
    March 13th 2014
  • Add to CartPack - Book & CD: $74.95
    978-0-415-81132-3
    March 16th 2014
  • Add to CartAudio CD: $44.95
    978-0-415-81133-0
    February 24th 2014

Description

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt provides a step-by-step course in spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • 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
  • new e-resources at www.routledge.com/9780415811316 offering supplementary materials for teachers and learners, including extra activities (and answers), vocabulary lists and cultural information, ideas for group activities linked to each unit in the course, listing of the complete Arabic alphabet, notes comparing Egyptian and Standard Arabic and downloadable additional audio tracks.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, this new and revised edition of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt offers an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Egyptian Arabic.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Arabic of Egypt pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-81131-6 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-81133-0

Ebook: 978-0-203-07047-5 (please note this does not include the audio, available from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/country.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-81134-7 (available from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/country.aspx)

Pack : 978-0-415-81132-3 (paperback and CDs)

Contents

Introduction. The Sounds of Arabic. The Arabic Alphabet. 1. Hello and welcome! 2. My family 3. Would you like some tea? 4. Does it have air conditioning? 5. Anything else? 6. What does he look like? 7. That's better 8. Review 9. My life 10. I like fishing 11. Straight on 12. Did you enjoy yourself in France? 13. A long time ago 14. The Nile restaurant 15. Review. Structure Summary. Arabic script supplement. Key to exercises English-Arabic glossary. Arabic-English glossary.

Author Bio

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.

Name: Colloquial Arabic of Egypt: The Complete Course for Beginners, 3rd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar. Colloquial Arabic of Egypt provides a step-by-step course in spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with...
Categories: Arabic (including dialects), Languages of the Middle East, Languages of Africa