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Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic Complete Course (Book Only) (2nd ed.)

Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic Complete Course (Book Only) (2nd ed.)

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ISBN: 0071434526
Author: Jack Smart (Author), Frances Altorfer (Author)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (April 2004)
Pages: 320 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

This book will teach you how to speak and understand the spoken Arabic of the Gulf region. It is not a manual of standard, or literary, Arabic, which is not a spoken language - for that use Teach Yourself Arabic. However, so that you will be able to read road signs, shop names etc, there is a simple guide to the Arabic alphabet. In the first ten units of the book you will find all the important information that you will need for good communication in Gulf Arabic. The last four units refer to specific situations in which you might find yourself if you are visiting or living in the region, and build on the words and grammar you have already learned.

Each unit contains several dialogues which introduce the new language in a realistic context. The new words and phrases are given in both Arabic script and English transliteration. There are plenty of exercises to check your progress and the answers for these are at the back of the book or on the recording. The final section of each unit contains the Arabic script which gradually takes you through the Arabic alphabet so that by the end you will be able to recognise simple road signs and so on.

Jack Smart, co-author, was Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Exeter before retirement. Frances Altorfer, co-author, was a modern languages teacher in secondary education.


From Cantonese to Thai, Gaelic to Modern Persian, learning the languages of the world is attainable for any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are based on the very latest learning methods and designed to be enjoyable and user-friendly Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues
  • Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises
  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation
  • Practical vocabulary
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Bilingual glossary

    The new editions also feature:

  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • Self-assessment quizzes to test progress
  • Website suggestions to take language study further
  • Audio recordings on CD for easy access and review
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