Arabic for Beginners

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Tuttle Publishing
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manga illustrations; companion Online Audio and printable Flash Cards; bidirectional dictionaries
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7 1/2 X 10

Arabic for Beginners is an ideal introductory textbook—quickly teaching you everything you need to get started learning this beautiful language. Spoken by over 400 million people, Arabic is the world's 5th most spoken language.

This book teaches language students Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is understood by all native Arabic speakers. Though spoken dialects vary widely by region, MSA is taught at schools throughout all Arab countries and is the prominent language of TV, print media, advertisements, signs and more.

This useful resource includes:
  • Real-life, easy-to-grasp dialogues that increase your proficiency
  • Free, corresponding audio recordings by native speakers that help you accurately pronounce Arabic words
  • Practice sections in each chapter that reinforce the lessons and help you progress
  • Interesting lessons on culture, geography, customs, pastimes, and everyday life that offer an insight into the Arabic world
  • "Reflections" at the end of each chapter that allow you to record what you have learned, helping you to keep track of your progress

Once you have finished this book, you will be able to read and write in the language, express your feelings, read signs, ask for directions and more!

Author Sarah Risha has taught Arabic for over 20 years to thousands of students and with this book has developed an engaging set of lessons that will teach Arabic language students the basics.

About the Author:
Sarah Risha is Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Arizona State University. She has over 15 years experience teaching and developing coursework in the Maricopa Community College system, the Cisco Learning Institute and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. Born and raised in Kuwait, Risha received her BA in English at Kuwait University, MA in educational technology from Northern Arizona University and PhD in Curriculum Instruction from Arizona State University. She is the author of Education and Curricular Perspectives in the Qur'an (2014).