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LINGUIST List 22.4170

Mon Oct 24 2011

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acq: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Jackie Beilhart , Al-Kitaab: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi

Message 1: Al-Kitaab: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi
Date: 21-Oct-2011
From: Jackie Beilhart <jb594georgetown.edu>
Subject: Al-Kitaab: Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi
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Title: Al-Kitaab
Subtitle: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3e
Series Title: Al-Kitaab Arabic language program
Published: 2011
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Book URL: http://www.press.georgetown.edu/book/al-kitaab/al-kitaab-fii-tasupcsupallum-al-supcsuparabiyya

Author: Kristen Brustad
Author: Mahmoud Al-Batal
Author: Abbas Al-Tonsi
Hardback: ISBN: 1589017374 9781589017375 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1589017366 9781589017368 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 69.95

Al-Kitaab Part One is the second book in the Al-Kitaab Arabic language
program and is now available in an extensively revised and reorganized third
edition. This book with its companion website develops skills in formal and
colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural
knowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. It
provides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages of
learning Arabic. Teachers should visit the book's website for Teacher

Like the book's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/alkitaab

-Four-color design throughout the book with over 100 illustrations and
-Color-coded words and phrases throughout to easily follow the variety or
varieties of Arabic you want to activate—Egyptian, Levantine, or formal
-Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of Arabic side by
-Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now Nasreen and
Tariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic
-Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions
about colloquial and formal similarities and differences
-New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and Levantine to
reinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts
-Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic texts
-Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and homework
exercises that provide constant review
-Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and
a grammar index
-Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more closely
corresponds to two semesters of college study with an average of 4-5 contact
hours per week
-Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video
materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes
and compatible MP3 players
-New companion website (sold separately)—alkitaabtextbook.com—features
fully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, all the audio and video
materials, and additional online course management and grading options for

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition provides 125 contact (classroom) hours with
approximately 250 homework hours. Students who complete Part One should
reach an intermediate-mid level of proficiency.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian (arz)
                            Arabic, North Levantine (apc)
                            Arabic, South Levantine (ajp)
                            Arabic, Standard (arb)
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Areal Regions: African
Near Eastern

Written In: English (eng )

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