Author: Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (December 15 2004)
Pages: 370 Binding: Paperback w/ Audio CDs
Description from the publisher:
This imaginative, comprehensive course in modern, standard Arabic focuses on teaching both the script and the spoken language. Designed for both individual and classroom use and assuming no previous knowledge of the language, it aims to provide the student with a general understanding of the language’s overall structure as well as the means for basic communication. The unique combination of step-by-step grammar and practical exercises emphasizes a functional approach to mastering a new script and acquiring vocabulary. Everyday situations and local customs are explored through dialogues, newspaper extracts, drawings, and photos. An exercise key and an English to Arabic glossary are also included. Accompanying CDs are enclosed.
The Hippocrene Master's Series, a comprehensive self-study course forindividuals with little or no previous knowledge of the language, now offers "Mastering Arabic, conveniently packaged with its own audio-CD accompaniment. Native speakers are recorded on each CD to help capture the pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation of the target language. Learning these languages has never been easier, whether you're at home, in the car, or using a portable disc player! Each of the 19 chapters of "Mastering Arabic, which covers the Modern Standard language, is presented on two 60-minute compact discs.