LINGUIST List 22.4170

Mon Oct 24 2011

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

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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 <>
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

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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 languageprogram and is now available in an extensively revised and reorganized thirdedition. This book with its companion website develops skills in formal andcolloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and culturalknowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. Itprovides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages oflearning Arabic. Teachers should visit the book's website for TeacherResources.

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Features:-Four-color design throughout the book with over 100 illustrations andphotographs-Color-coded words and phrases throughout to easily follow the variety orvarieties of Arabic you want to activate—Egyptian, Levantine, or formalArabic-Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of Arabic side byside-Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now Nasreen andTariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic-Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussionsabout colloquial and formal similarities and differences-New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and Levantine toreinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts-Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic texts-Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and homeworkexercises that provide constant review-Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, anda grammar index-Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more closelycorresponds to two semesters of college study with an average of 4-5 contacthours per week-Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and videomaterials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunesand compatible MP3 players-New companion website (sold separately)——featuresfully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, all the audio and videomaterials, and additional online course management and grading options forteachers

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition provides 125 contact (classroom) hours withapproximately 250 homework hours. Students who complete Part One shouldreach 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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