"Al-Kitaab Part One" is the second book in the Al-Kitaab Arabic
language program and is now available in an extensively revised and
reorganized third edition. This book with its companion website
develops skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading,
listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, integrating
materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. It provides a
comprehensive program for students in the early stages of learning
FEATURES- Four-color design throughout the book with over 100
illustrations and photographs - Color-coded words and phrases
throughout to easily follow the variety or varieties of Arabic you
want to activate -- Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic
- Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of
Arabic side by side
- Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now
Nasreen and Tariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in
- Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including
discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and
- New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and
Levantine to reinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts
- Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic
- Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and
homework exercises that provide constant review
- Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries,
reference charts, and a grammar index
- Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more
closely corresponds to two semesters of college study with an
average of 4-5 contact hours per week
- Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and
video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that
will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players
- New companion website (sold separately) --
alkitaabtextbook.com -- features fully integrated interactive,
self-correcting exercises, all the audio and video materials, and
additional online course management and grading options for
teachers "Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition" provides 125 contact
(classroom) hours with approximately 250 homework hours. Students
who complete "Part One" should reach an intermediate-mid level of
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