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Gateway to Arabic (Miftah al-Arabiyya) : A Foundation Course in Reading and Writing Arabic : Book 1 (Starter Book) (Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye)

Gateway to Arabic (Miftah al-Arabiyya) : A Foundation Course in Reading and Writing Arabic : Book 1 (Starter Book) (Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye)

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ISBN: 0954083318
Author: Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye; Ibrahim al-Dusouqi (calligraphy); Zaynab Alawiye (designer)
Publisher: Anglo-Arabic Graphics Ltd. (December 2003)
Pages: 68 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

Gateway to Arabic is a well-structured, progressive course that has been carefully designed to teach Arabic in a non-Arabic-speaking environment to learners from a broad age range. The series has become well established in Britain and America and is used by a great many Muslim schools and madrasahs, as well as being stocked by the majority of Islamic bookshops in Britain. It is also well suited to individuals wishing to engage in self-study of the language.

This is a new curriculum series and has had remarkable success in its first year of usage. A well-structured progressive course designed to teach Arabic to students in a non-Arabic speaking environment. It contains a wealth of exercises to reinforce vocabulary and the understanding and application of grammar. Extensive research and piloting ensures that materials are easy to learn from and to teach. Books are designed to cater to the Muslim child learning Arabic in English speaking countries.

The series is intended to take the student from having no knowledge of Arabic, all the way up to GCSE level (the U.K.s General Certificate in Secondary Education) and beyond.

With its wealth of practice materials, Gateway to Arabic Book One teaches the skills necessary for reading and writing the language.

This book covers:

  • Recognition of Arabic letters in their isolate form
  • Formulation of letters in their written isolate form, with clear arrows to indicate the correct writing direction
  • The three short vowels: fatha, kasra and damma
  • The recognition and formulation of letters in their joined forms
  • Nunation (al-tanween)
  • The three long vowels (al-madd)
  • Al-sukun
  • Al-shadda
  • The sun and moon letters (al-huruf al-shamsiyyah wa'l-qamariyyah), and their associated rules
  • Al-alif al-maqsura
  • Al-hamza

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