Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Author: A. Facchin

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048542901

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The study concentrates on the origins, developments and current directions of the discipline called Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) within the Arab world and partially outside of it during the last sixty years, namely between 1958 and 2018. The most influential scholars, authors, educators and those significant works that contributed to the development of the discipline are taken into account. In addition, special attention is paid to the TAFL institutes, which are considered as epicenters of the activities and that hosted important meetings, allowing scholars to gather around the same table and discuss approaches, trends and methods used in the field of TAFL. All these aspects converge in one comprehensive research, which is enriched by the narration of the main socio-political changes that affected the Middle Eastern region recent history.

Arabic : the Ideal Course for Absolute Beginners

Arabic : the Ideal Course for Absolute Beginners

Author: Jonathan Featherstone

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1406652903

Category: Arabic language

Page: 144

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Talk Arabic is the ideal course for absolute beginners. Designed for adults learning at home or in a class, this popular course covers all the basic language you'll need in everyday situations. Its specially designed step-by-step approach assumes no prior knowledge of the language, and encourages you to make genuine progress right from the start.

Talk Arabic Enhanced eBook (with audio) - Learn Arabic with BBC Active

Talk Arabic Enhanced eBook (with audio) - Learn Arabic with BBC Active

Author: Jonathan Featherstone

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9781406684506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Talk Arabic Enhanced eBook (with audio) - Learn Arabic with BBC Active The bestselling way to make learning Arabic easy "Determined to learn the language but no time for nightschool? Try the BBC Talk short courses."The Guardian Learn even faster and smarter with the flexibility, speed and convenience of this enhanced eBook. Everything you need is just where you need it: navigate the book with ease, practise your listening and speaking skills, test your progress and access valuable language notes all with one touch from the page you're on. Talk Arabic has already inspired thousands of people to learn Arabic from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. It is a bestselling course, widely used both in the classroom and by independent learners. Make fast progress right from the start using the successful, proven Talk method - with specially designed activities, interactive audio and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations. Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. Express yourself more confidently through taking part in real Arabic conversations. Whether you're learning for business, travel or just for fun, this straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you're soon able to speak Arabic in a range of everyday situations. Learner reviews of the book/CD version of Talk Arabic: "A very good and well organised course. I have been struggling with Arabic classes for two years and this has given me the confidence to speak up at last. I recommend it." "Perfect starter pack for beginners: Highly recommended." "Excellent course. Very clear and easy to follow." Talk Arabic focusses on the Arabic of the Levant, spoken in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine and widely understood elsewhere. Also available in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Formal Spoken Arabic FAST Course with MP3 Files

Formal Spoken Arabic FAST Course with MP3 Files

Author: Karin C. Ryding

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589011066

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 222

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This Arabic language-learning classic is now enhanced with a bound-in CD of MP3 files. Designed to provide beginners in Arabic with maximum linguistic and cultural exposure in a short period (about 100 hours of contact time), this book consists of sixteen lessons with dialogs and exercises dealing with day-to-day scenarios: greeting people, getting a taxi, making phone calls, asking directions, discussing the weather, and effectively communicating with police and duty officers. The lessons help the reader to navigate situations at gas stations, marketplaces, restaurants, and in their own households. Formal Spoken Arabic (FSA) is a kind of lingua franca that is more natural than speaking Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the literary form of the language. FSA uses the shared features of the various urban colloquial dialects, defaulting to Levantive (terms common to Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan) where the spoken dialects diverge. Each lesson includes cultural notes on American-Arab interactions, notes on learner strategies for managing Arabic conversations with a limited amount of language, and grammar explanations in clear, non-technical language. Although the main dialogue for each lesson is presented in Arabic script, transcriptions are used to accelerate spoken performance. The FAST Course includes grammatical explanations, English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, appendices listing common idioms, courtesy expressions and other useful terms, instructor's notes, and drills aided and accompanied by the CD. Originally created for diplomats, this is an expanded and enhanced edition of a work originally developed by the U.S. State Department as a six-week intensive, or "FAST" (Familiarization and Short-Term) course, and is easily adaptable for students in Middle East area studies. Travelers heading for posts in the Arab world who quickly need to gain a basic ability to converse in day-to-day situations will find Formal Spoken Arabic FAST Course an invaluable companion.

Arabic For Dummies

Arabic For Dummies

Author: Amine Bouchentouf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052785

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic for Dummies provides you with a painless and fun way to start communicating in Arabic. Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over 200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate, there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year old language, including: Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of its dialects Basic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone traveling to, doing business in, or serving in the Middle East It is the language in which the Koran is written There is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition in Arabic Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic, laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to this difficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. You’ll get the scoop on: The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.