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    Elementary Arabic I

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    Sadam Issa, East Lansing, MI

    Ayman Mohamed, East Lansing, MI

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    ISBN 13: 9781626101081

    Publisher: Michigan State University

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Reem Shishakly, Senior Lecturer of Arabic, University of Texas at Arlington on 3/30/24

    After using this text book I found it comprehensive, but I added grammar notes that I found appropriate to introduce. 1- IDafa construction is introduced in Elementary Arabic II but I introduced it earlier while still on Elementary Arabic I. I... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgements
    • Image Credits
    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • I. Greetings and Introductions
    • II. My Family and Friends
    • III. Food and Drinks
    • IV. My House
    • V. States and Feelings
    • VI. Things Around Us
    • Appendix: Audio Transcripts

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    About the Book

    This open textbook is intended for beginning students of Arabic in their first semester.  This OER is unique in its presentation of Arabic language content through theme-based modules. Each theme is addressed through vocabulary, grammar, reading, speaking, and writing components. Each chapter includes self-check embedded quizzes that help learners digest language concepts. The book is also designed with teachers in mind. Each chapter includes pair work and group tasks that the teacher can implement in class and other parts that can be assigned as homework. The focus of the book is to build literacy in Standard Arabic structure in a simplified and sequenced approach while emphasizing speaking skills. By the end of this course, students will be well prepared for building their competence in a sequenced and organized manner in the following parts of this series.

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    Sadam Issa, Michigan State University

    Ayman Mohamed, Michigan State University

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