Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English

Author: Hezi Brosh,Lutfi Mansur

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911714

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 3724

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Traditional Middle Eastern Tales In Arabic and English (Audio CD Included)

Author: Hezi Brosh,Lutfi Mansur

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804843003

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 5646

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used every day in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life colorfully and immediately. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The audio CD helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
Foreign Language Study

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature

Author: S. A. Bonebakker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937040031

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 237

View: 5532

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment. The result is a truly valuable reader, one used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring judicious and instructive selections from such works as Ibn al-Qifti's Inbah al-ruwat, al-Tanukhi's al-Faraj ba'd al-shidda, and al-Dhahabi's Siyar a'lam al-nubala', among others.
Foreign Language Study

First Arabic Reader

Bilingual for Speakers of English

Author: Saher Ahmed Salama

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781450567510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 137

View: 5148

First Arabic Reader for beginners bilingual for speakers of English. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only 29 new words each. All audio tracks are available on lppbooks.com for free download.
Foreign Language Study

Easy Arabic Reader

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071754033

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 9646

The bestselling Easy Reader series, with its distinctive three-part structure that leads beginners to intermediate-level comprehension, now offers Arabic - and aids learners with audio recordings of selected readings from the book freely accessible online. About the Book The highly successful Easy Reader series is based on the distinctive approach that the best way to build language skills is to start reading it. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level learners, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow readers to rapidly build comprehension. Review sections and comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text to reinforce what is learned through the readings. This book, divided into three parts, begins with a series of stories about an Arab-American as he takes a tour of the Middle East as a graduation present. In the second part, readers are introduced to key figures of Arab History, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to Said Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. Finally, learners encounter adapted stories from tradition sources like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a humorous modern slant. Complementing this bestselling series is an online component that provides a tremendous new dimension for beginning learners. A free-access website provides recordings of many of the readings contained in the book - providing learners with a perfect way to recognize unknown words and improve their pronunciation. Features Easy Reader series has excellent track record: 140,000+ copies sold of all editions. No other book on the market offers beginner-level Arabic readings. Convenient audio format allows listening online. Growing audience: study of Arabic has grown since 2000, but there are limited materials to progress beyond beginner. Progression of readings builds language skills gradually Introduces overview of rich history of Arab world Audio recordings promote stronger listening and pronunciation skills
Foreign Language Study

ربى

Author: Iman A. Soliman,Saeed Alwakeel

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774165985

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 6332

Arabic language; Arabic literature; history and criticism.
Foreign Language Study

Arabic Grammar

Author: W. Wright,Carl Paul Caspari,W. Robertson Smith,M. J. De Goege

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 450

View: 4351

Anyone studying literary or classical Arabic beyond the elementary or tourist level will need this book. No other English-language grammar of the Arabic language is as thorough as this classic reference. The work was originally published in German in 1844-45 by Karl Paul Caspari, a theologian and orientalist. In 1859 English scholar W. Wright published this masterly translation of Caspari’s work, with numerous additions and corrections. Unlike many more recent grammars, this work contains few inaccuracies or errors. Moreover, although it is a reference grammar, it cites many examples of sentences, phrases, and figures of speech found in classical Arabic prose and poetry. Originally published in two volumes, it has been republished here in one volume; however, the original arrangement has been retained. Thus, Volume One covers orthography and orthoëpy, and parts of speech (including extensive coverage of verbs and nouns, numerals and the particles). Volume Two deals with syntax, including the component parts of a sentence, the sentence in general, and different kinds of sentences. A final section discusses prosody. Three indexes assist students in finding words, constructions, and grammatical categories. This third edition incorporates a number of helpful revisions, additions and corrections made to the second edition by W. Robertson Smith and M. J. de Goeje. The result is an unmatched resource for English-speaking students wishing to master the intricacies of Arabic.
Arabic language

Arabic Voices 1

Authentic Listening and Reading Practice in Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Dialects

Author: Matthew Aldrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985816056

Category: Arabic language

Page: 188

View: 4518

Arabic Voices is a two-part series designed to provide students of Arabic with an opportunity to hear and study authentic Arabic as it is spoken by native speakers today. Unlike the scripted materials read by voice actors used in many course books, Arabic Voices offers dozens of audio essays spoken naturally and off-the-cuff by individuals from across the Arab World. Each of the twelve native speakers has contributed audio essays in both Modern Standard Arabic and his or her native dialect, which have then been transcribed for study. MP3s are available for free download. The segments in Modern Standard Arabic provide valuable insight into native speakers' range of style and proficiency in the language. The segments in colloquial Arabic dialects offer a fascinating look into the many varieties of Arabic, and how similar and different they really are from one another. Fine-tuning your listening to the idiosyncrasies of each dialect will truly help you better understand spoken Arabic. Each "segment" (audio essay chapter) contains: 1) exercises to sharpen your listening skills and increase how much you can understand, whatever your level 2) in-chapter answers to the exercises (no having to flip back and forth to the back of the book) 3) a voweled transcript of the audio with side-by-side English translations 4) cultural and linguistic notes 5) web links to articles and videos related to the segment 6) select segments feature grammar focuses with additional exercises
Foreign Language Study

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730568X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 373

View: 7919

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt provides a step-by-step course in spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: Arabic in romanization form throughout, with optional Arabic script supplements emphasis on modern conversational language with clear pronunciation guidance progressive introduction to the Arabic alphabet to aid familiarity with simple labels and signs grammar section and bilingual glossaries for easy reference stimulating exercises with lively illustrations new e-resources at www.routledge.com/cw/colloquialsoffering supplementary materials for teachers and learners, including extra activities (and answers), vocabulary lists and cultural information, ideas for group activities linked to each unit in the course, listing of the complete Arabic alphabet, notes comparing Egyptian and Standard Arabic and downloadable additional audio tracks. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, this new and revised edition of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt offers an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Egyptian Arabic. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL proficiency scales. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Fiction

Modern Arabic Short Stories

A Bilingual Reader

Author: Ronak Husni,Daniel L. Newman

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568866

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 6207

The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu'ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The collection features stories in the original Arabic, accompanied by an English translation and a brief author biography, as well as a discussion of context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points. 'Recommended' CHOICE
Foreign Language Study

Advanced Arabic Literary Reader

For Students of Modern Standard Arabic

Author: Jonas Elbousty,Muhammad Aziz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317572890

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 9425

Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully selected, with a balance of both male and female writers and prominent and emerging voices, providing a unique window into the Arab world. Suitable for both class use and independent study, each extract is supported by an introduction to the author, pre-reading activities, comprehension questions and discussion questions. These activities are designed to help learners expand and reinforce their vocabulary, develop their oral and written proficiency and stimulate further exploration of the cultural and historical background of the texts. Written entirely in Arabic, the Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is an essential text for advanced students who wish to further their reading, speaking, and writing ability in Modern Standard Arabic. Free audio recordings of the extracts are available online at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138828698/ to enable students to improve listening skills.
Literary Criticism

Classical Arabic Stories

An Anthology

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

View: 8761

Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. "Classical Arabic Stories" selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, "Hayy ibn Yaqzan"; "Kalila wa Dimna" by Ibn al-Muqaffa; "The Misers" by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's "The Protest of Animals Against Man"; "Al-Maqamat" ("The Assemblies") by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; "Epistle of Forgiveness" by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, "Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan." Organized thematically, the volume begins with pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. It follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural.
Arabic language

Arabic for Nerds

270 Questions on Arabic Grammar

Author: Gerald Drissner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517538385

Category: Arabic language

Page: 462

View: 8463

Reading about Arabic grammar is usually as thrilling as reading telephone directories. The author uses a new approach He compiled 270 interesting questions drawing from his years of studies in the Arab world to create a colourful journey into Arabic grammar. However, if you want to reach an advanced level, it is not about learning vocabulary lists - it is about understanding the fascinating core of Arabic. This is what Arabic for Nerds is all about. It is specifically intended for intermediate learners. FULLY REVISED FIRST EDITION - WITH INDEX
Foreign Language Study

Al-'Arabiyya

Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Author: Mohammad T. Alhawary

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626163936

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 5219

Al-'Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic and serves scholars in the United States and abroad. Al-'Arabiyya includes scholarly articles and reviews that advance the study, research, and teaching of Arabic language, linguistics, literature, and pedagogy.
Social Science

Media Arabic

Author: Elisabeth Kendall

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748644962

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 5129

Gives you up-to-date expressions, jargon and new coinages for modern concepts in media Arabic. What is the Arabic term for the UN? What phrase would be used to describe 'rogue state' in the Arab media? Or 'the Arab Spring'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in media Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. It is divided into 8 key areas:* General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)* Politics & Government* Elections* Military* Law and Order* Economics* Trade & Industry* Aid & DevelopmentThis second edition has been revised and updated throughout and now includes an English-Arabic index as well as audio and elearning materials.Key Features:* Terms grouped in thematic sections* Easy-to-learn lists to test translation* CD of audio files to help you check your pronunciation* Online interactive audio-visual e-Flashcards* IndexKeywords: Arabic; media Arabic; learn Arabic; teach Arabic; fast Arabic; quick Arabic; easy Arabic; newspaper Arabic; "e;how to say"e; Arabic.
Literary Collections

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories

Author: Sabry Hafez,Catherine Cobham

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568262

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

View: 7158

This reader consists of the full Arabic text of 11 carefully chosen and very readable short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Mahmud Tahir Lashin; the most recent by the Iraqi writer, Fuad al-Takarli, written in 1972. Each story has an introduction, in English, with biographical information about the author, placing him in his literary context, a description of the contents and a brief analysis of the story itself. In addition, each story is accompanied by a critical literary analysis. The aim of this collection is to encourage a literary appreciation of modern Arabic texts, and an understanding of some of the cultural conflicts reflected in the writings. This title includes writers such as suf Idris, Idwar El Kharrat, Yahya Haqqi, Zakariyya Tamir and Ghalib Halasa. It is ideal for students of Arabic language and literature.
Foreign Language Study

Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb Tenses

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007175637X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 6766

Practice your way to Arabic fluency Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb Tenses goes beyond other verb books to coach you in when and why verb tenses are used. You will find clear and concise explanations that pinpoint why specific tenses work in given situations as well as tons of engaging examples and numerous skill-building exercises. Combine those features with the renowned Practice Makes Perfect format and you have the ideal reference/workbook to learn to speak and write Arabic with fluency. Inside you'll find: Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point A variety of exercises for practice with an answer key for instant feedback and reference Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
Young Adult Fiction

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 392

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Foreign Language Study

Read and Speak Arabic, 3rd Edition

Author: Jane Wightwick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260031020

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 4797

Learn how to communicate in Arabic with this accessible, entertaining program! Learning a new language can be especially challenging when the language uses a non-Roman script. Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners, 3rd Edition overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program to reinforce vocabulary and help you create basic structures. Each of the book’s eight topics was designed to help you develop your communication skills in key areas of daily life, such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, talking about your family and your country, and describing people, places, and objects. This updated edition is supported by flashcards for vocabulary in each topic, and two end-of-topic quizzes. The accompanying audio via the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and then have a chance to repeat them. Fun tests and puzzles reinforce your progress. Additional listening activities and games are also featured for additional language reinforcement. Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners, 3rd Edition features: • An accessible, proven approach to help you communicate in Arabic • A two-color layout and photographs illustrating key vocabulary • Games, puzzles, flashcards, and audio lessons to help you build languages skills • Clear explanations of how basic phrases are used for practical communication • Streaming audio for valuable speaking and listening practice • Detachable flashcards for language reinforcement, and more
Fiction

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906928

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8121

The tales told by Shahrazad over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the vengeful King Shahriyar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature. From the epic adventures of 'Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp' to the farcical 'Young Woman and her Five Lovers' and the social criticism of 'The Tale of the Hunchback', the stories depict a fabulous world of all-powerful sorcerers, jinns imprisoned in bottles and enchanting princesses. But despite their imaginative extravagance, the Tales are anchored to everyday life by their realism, providing a full and intimate record of medieval Islam.