Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One): An Introductory Course in Arabic

Author:   Munther Younes (Cornell University, USA) ,  Makda Weatherspoon ,  Elizabeth Huntley ,  Jonathan Featherstone
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138065154


Pages:   522
Publication Date:   04 September 2019
Format:   Paperback
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`Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) offers a ground-breaking introduction to Arabic as it is written and spoken by native speakers. It combines a progressive and rigorous grounding in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking, with an innovative integration of the dominant Egyptian variety. Introducing the two simultaneously and seamlessly building on their shared features, `Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr (Part One) uses each in its proper context: Egyptian dialect for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities. In this way, the course efficiently prepares students for the practical realities of learning and living Arabic today. A companion website with extensive materials accompanies the book at www.routledge.com/cw/weatherspoon.

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Author:   Munther Younes (Cornell University, USA) ,  Makda Weatherspoon ,  Elizabeth Huntley ,  Jonathan Featherstone
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9781138065154


ISBN 10:   1138065153
Pages:   522
Publication Date:   04 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Arabiyyat al-Naas fii MaSr is an added value to the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. It provides language learners with a functional language in its cultural context. Compared to other textbooks, the listening, reading, grammar and the drills, in this textbook, are well designed and will bring students to the intermediate low level as it intends. This book stands beyond many Arabic textbooks which are used internationally. Abdellah Chekayri, Assosciate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco It is very important to me to be able to integrate both fusha and colloquial into the classroom. At the same time, I often feel that a large part of my role in teaching first year Arabic lies in helping to humanize Arabic speakers for my non-Arab, non-Muslim students, and this book does an excellent job of presenting a sympathetic approach to the Arab world. In addition, teaching in colloquial - because of the natural warmth and spontaneity of the language - may just help to make learning Arabic a bit less intimidating for our first year students. Because so many of our language teachers are most comfortable with the Egyptian dialect, I think that an Egyptian version of Arabiyyat al-Naas will be a fabulous addition to our teaching toolkit. Nancy A. Coffin, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Arabic Program at Princeton University, United States of America


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Munther Younes is Reis Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Program at Cornell University, USA. He is the co-author of the `Arabiyyat al-Naas textbook series and the author of the following books: The Routledge Introduction to Qur'anic Arabic, Kalila wa Dimna for Students of Arabic, The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction and Charging Steeds or Maidens Doing Good Deeds: In search of the Original Qur'an, all published by Routledge. Makda G. Weatherspoon is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Cornell University, USA where she is the Coordinator of the Elementary Arabic Program. She has also taught at Middlebury Language Program and worked as a Curriculum Developer of online Arabic materials at the University of Cambridge, Language Centre, UK. Prior to that, she worked as an English instructor with immigrants who were preparing to take their American citizenship tests. Makda is the co-author of `Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One). Jonathan Featherstone is Senior Teaching Fellow of Arabic at the University of Edinburgh where he leads on an intensive Master's degree in Arabic. Prior to this he taught Arabic at the Defence School of Languages in the UK, then at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Jonathan is also the author of BBC Talk Arabic. Elizabeth (Lizz) Huntley is a current doctoral student in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. She holds master's degrees in Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language and in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan. She has taught Arabic at the college-level at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, and at the high school level with the Concordia Language Villages, the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, and of the STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy of the Boston Public Schools.

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