Ahlan wa Sahlan (Set) Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Second Edition Mahdi Alosh, Allen Clark

Mixed media product
Publication date:
15 Jul 2009
Yale University Press
896 pages: 276 x 216mm
199 b-w; 396 color

Now available for purchase as a set, the new edition of this widely used workbook and textbook 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.
The new sound and script workbook is intended to be used and completed by students before they begin using the second edition of the Ahlan wa Sahlan textbook. The workbook helps students learn the alphabet, numerals, and sounds of the Arabic language. The 6 units in the workbook correlate to the first 6 lessons of the first edition Ahlan wa Sahlan textbook, published in 2000. The workbook and textbook each include two discs: a DVD video and an mp3 audio program on CD-ROM.

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
*Instructors: Please request the Annotated Instructor's Edition, ISBN 978-0-300-14047-7, and Letters and Sounds Workbook, ISBN 978-0-300-14048-4, if you would like an examination or desk copy set.

"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