Ahlan Wa Sahlan Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners Mahdi Alosh, Allan Clark

Publication date:
03 Jul 2009
672 pages: 279 x 215 x 33mm
396 colour images + 47 black-&-white illustrations

The new edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This new edition features a DVD video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program; and material designed according to proficiency principles.

More about this title

Features of the New Edition include:

*DVD video, filmed in Syria
*expanded communicative activities
*updated audio program
*material designed according to proficiency principles

Components of the New Edition include:

*A full-color Student Textbook with DVD and audio program included
*Annotated Instructor’s Edition
*Sound and Script Workbook
*Online, interactive exercises

Mahdi Alosh is associate dean for international affairs at the United States Military Academy.

"Ahlan wa Sahlan, in its newly enhanced form, will continue to be what it has already been: an excellent syllabus with which Arabic-language programs and individual courses can introduce learners to the language, creating a user-friendly environment within which both teacher and learner can operate with comfort and profit."?Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania

"The appealing presentation and the variety of approaches to learning are commendable. . . . I found this course package to be both rich and enriching."–Mohammad Al–Masri, The University of Oklahoma, The Modern Language Journal

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Instructors: An Annotated Instructor's Edition of this textbook is available. Please request ISBN 978-0-300-14047-7 (instructor's edition) and 978-0-300-14048-4 (workbook) if you would like an examination or desk copy set.

The Instructor's Handbook for the Ahlan wa Sahlan program is available as a downloadable PDF by clicking here.

Important note: Prior to beginning study with the second edition of the Ahlan wa Sahlan textbook, students must complete the Sound and Script Workbook (ISBN: 978-0-300-14048-4).