Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) offers you a step-by-step approach to
the Arabic spoken in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.
Levantine Arabic is widely recognized as one of the major languages
of Arabic radio and television. Specially written by an
international authority on teaching Arabic as a foreign language,
Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) is the ideal course for self-study or
class use and requires no previous knowledge of the language. What
makes Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) your best choice in personal
language learning? Interactive lots of dialogues and exercises for
regular practice. Clear concise grammar notes. Complete including
answer key and dictionary section Helpful provides invaluable
guidance on everything related to language in its social, cultural,
and religious contexts. Innovative the course also teaches the
skills of reading Arabic script. Accompanying audio material is
available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes
included in the great value Colloquials Pack.
Colloquial Arabic is easy to use and completely accomplishable.
Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class
use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken
'Colloquial Arabic (Levantine) 'Specially written by
experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers
you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Levantine Arabic.
No previous knowledge of the language is required.
What makes 'Colloquial Arabic' '(Levantine) 'your
best choice in personal language learning?
- interactive - lots of dialogues and exercises for regular
- clear - concise grammar notes
- practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
- complete - including answer key and special reference
By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate
confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations.
Table of contents:
Part One The Lessons
1 Nouns and adjectives:
2 Possession and pronouns;numbers
3 Verbs,word order,this/that/these/those
5 Participles,active and passive
6 Hollow Verbs; to be able
7 More verbs: now they are Defective or Doubled!
8 Even more verbs – now they are Assimilated!
9 The Relative Pronoun,Verbal Nouns and Possession
10 Yet more verbs! Now they are really idiomatic.
11 Conditional sentences
13 Terms of address and reference
15 Courtesy expressions
16 A Story
17 A Miscellany (With apologies to Schott’s......)
18 Concepts in Society
19 Abuse (Read carefully. Do not try this at home.)
Part Two Appendices
A Key to Exercises
B Grammar ,indexed by lesson
C Vocabulary: English-Arabic amp; Arabic-English
D Towns and cities
E Members of the Arab League
Leslie Mcloughlin is Honarary research fellow at the department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter. He was Director of Studies at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies (MECAS), Shemlan, Lebanon 1965-68 and 1970-75. He also taught at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and 1970. In 1987 he founded the MECAS Association. He has published several text books for modern Arabic, spoken and writtten. He has lectured in Arabic in many Arabic countries and most recently in Oman and Saudi Arabia. He interpreted for HM The Queen and Her Majesty's Government from 1983-2004. As a University Fellow at Exeter he has taught all years of the undergraduate programme in Arabic and has taught a Master's course in translation. As a historian he has specialized in the history of Saudi Arabia and published a biography of the first King, Ibn Saud, in 1993.
Part 1: The Lessons 1. Nouns and Adjectives 2. Possession and Pronouns; Numbers 3. Verbs, Word Order, This/That/These/Those 4. Verbs, Conjunctions, Comparatives 5. Participles, Active and Passive 6. Hollow Verbs; To be Able 7. More Verbs: Now they are Defective or Doubled! 8. Even More Verbs: Now they are Assimilated! 9. The Relative Pronoun, Verbal Nouns and Possession 10. Yet More Verbs! Now they are Really Idiomatic 11. Conditional Sentences 12. Idioms 13. Terms of Address and Reference 14. Proverbs 15. Courtesy Expressions 16. A Story 17. A Miscellany (With Apologies to Schott's...) 18. Concepts in Society 19. Abuse (Read Carefully. Do Not Try this at Home.) Part 2: Appendices A. Key to Exercises B. Grammar, Indexed by Lesson C. Vocabulary: English-Arabic and Arabic-English D. Towns and Cities E. Members of the Arab League F. Bibliography