Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Author: Hezi Brosh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462911714
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.

Arabic Short Stories

Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520089448
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

An alleyway of Tangier as seen through the eyes of a prostitute, the price paid by a sophisticated Cairene philanderer for his infatuation with a young bedouin girl, the callous treatment a young wife receives from the man to whom she has been married. These are some of the themes of the twenty-four stories in this volume, each by a different author and rendered into English by one of the finest translators of Arabic fiction. Among the authors represented are Edward El-Kharrat, Bahaa Taher, Alifa Rifaat, and Ghassan Kanafani. Through the eyes of insiders, these stories show us the intimate texture of life throughout the diverse countries and cultures of the Arabic world.

Easy Arabic Reader

Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071754033
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The bestselling Easy Reader series, with its distinctive three-part structure that leads beginners to intermediate-level comprehension, now offers Arabic - and aids learners with audio recordings of selected readings from the book freely accessible online. About the Book The highly successful Easy Reader series is based on the distinctive approach that the best way to build language skills is to start reading it. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level learners, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow readers to rapidly build comprehension. Review sections and comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text to reinforce what is learned through the readings. This book, divided into three parts, begins with a series of stories about an Arab-American as he takes a tour of the Middle East as a graduation present. In the second part, readers are introduced to key figures of Arab History, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to Said Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. Finally, learners encounter adapted stories from tradition sources like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a humorous modern slant. Complementing this bestselling series is an online component that provides a tremendous new dimension for beginning learners. A free-access website provides recordings of many of the readings contained in the book - providing learners with a perfect way to recognize unknown words and improve their pronunciation. Features Easy Reader series has excellent track record: 140,000+ copies sold of all editions. No other book on the market offers beginner-level Arabic readings. Convenient audio format allows listening online. Growing audience: study of Arabic has grown since 2000, but there are limited materials to progress beyond beginner. Progression of readings builds language skills gradually Introduces overview of rich history of Arab world Audio recordings promote stronger listening and pronunciation skills

First Arabic Reader

Author: Saher Ahmed Salama
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1450567517
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Foreign Language Study

First Arabic Reader for beginners bilingual for speakers of English. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only 29 new words each. All audio tracks are available on lppbooks.com for free download.

Modern Arabic Short Stories

Author: Ronak Husni
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 9780863568862
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Fiction

The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu'ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The collection features stories in the original Arabic, accompanied by an English translation and a brief author biography, as well as a discussion of context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points. 'Recommended' CHOICE

Arabic Grammar

Author: W. Wright
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486441290
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Anyone studying literary or classical Arabic beyond the elementary or tourist level will need this book. No other English-language grammar of the Arabic language is as thorough as this classic reference. The work was originally published in German in 1844-45 by Karl Paul Caspari, a theologian and orientalist. In 1859 English scholar W. Wright published this masterly translation of Caspari’s work, with numerous additions and corrections. Unlike many more recent grammars, this work contains few inaccuracies or errors. Moreover, although it is a reference grammar, it cites many examples of sentences, phrases, and figures of speech found in classical Arabic prose and poetry. Originally published in two volumes, it has been republished here in one volume; however, the original arrangement has been retained. Thus, Volume One covers orthography and orthoëpy, and parts of speech (including extensive coverage of verbs and nouns, numerals and the particles). Volume Two deals with syntax, including the component parts of a sentence, the sentence in general, and different kinds of sentences. A final section discusses prosody. Three indexes assist students in finding words, constructions, and grammatical categories. This third edition incorporates a number of helpful revisions, additions and corrections made to the second edition by W. Robertson Smith and M. J. de Goeje. The result is an unmatched resource for English-speaking students wishing to master the intricacies of Arabic.

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature

Author: S. A. Bonebakker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1937040038
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment. The result is a truly valuable reader, one used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring judicious and instructive selections from such works as Ibn al-Qifti's Inbah al-ruwat, al-Tanukhi's al-Faraj ba'd al-shidda, and al-Dhahabi's Siyar a'lam al-nubala', among others.

Classical Arabic Stories

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231149235
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Literary Criticism

Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. "Classical Arabic Stories" selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, "Hayy ibn Yaqzan"; "Kalila wa Dimna" by Ibn al-Muqaffa; "The Misers" by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's "The Protest of Animals Against Man"; "Al-Maqamat" ("The Assemblies") by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; "Epistle of Forgiveness" by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, "Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan." Organized thematically, the volume begins with pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. It follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural.

How to Write in Arabic

Author: El Mustapha Lahlali
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748635894
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book is designed to help learners of Arabic at all levels develop and refine their writing skills, focusing on the structure of Arabic sentences and paragraphs, and the cohesive links between them. It provides a variety of phrases and idiomatic expressions that can be used in writing and places great emphasis on writing in different genres, including literary and media texts. Learners are also introduced to the cultural aspects of writing, such as writing and responding to different types of letters.A chapter on creative writing in Arabic is featured to encourage learners to utilise their vocabulary and grammar skills, and a chapter on learners' writing errors will enable readers to reflect on the type of mistakes they may make in their writing, and how to overcome them.

Arabic For Everyday Use

Author: Yunus Agaskar
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788172242282
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Arabic is no longer the language of a few nomadic desert tribes, but the lingua franca of one of the richest and fast developing regions. For the large number of job seekers going to the Arab countries, some working knowledge of the language and its grammar has become a must. This book, designed as a simple course, includes phrases for everyday use and should prove invaluable for those sojourning Arab lands.

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories

Author: Sabry Hafez
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 9780863568268
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Literary Collections

This reader consists of the full Arabic text of 11 carefully chosen and very readable short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Mahmud Tahir Lashin; the most recent by the Iraqi writer, Fuad al-Takarli, written in 1972. Each story has an introduction, in English, with biographical information about the author, placing him in his literary context, a description of the contents and a brief analysis of the story itself. In addition, each story is accompanied by a critical literary analysis. The aim of this collection is to encourage a literary appreciation of modern Arabic texts, and an understanding of some of the cultural conflicts reflected in the writings. This title includes writers such as suf Idris, Idwar El Kharrat, Yahya Haqqi, Zakariyya Tamir and Ghalib Halasa. It is ideal for students of Arabic language and literature.

Arabic for Nerds

Author: Gerald Drissner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1517538386
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Arabic language

Reading about Arabic grammar is usually as thrilling as reading telephone directories. The author uses a new approach He compiled 270 interesting questions drawing from his years of studies in the Arab world to create a colourful journey into Arabic grammar. However, if you want to reach an advanced level, it is not about learning vocabulary lists - it is about understanding the fascinating core of Arabic. This is what Arabic for Nerds is all about. It is specifically intended for intermediate learners. FULLY REVISED FIRST EDITION - WITH INDEX

Advanced Arabic Literary Reader

Author: Jonas Elbousty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317572893
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully selected, with a balance of both male and female writers and prominent and emerging voices, providing a unique window into the Arab world. Suitable for both class use and independent study, each extract is supported by an introduction to the author, pre-reading activities, comprehension questions and discussion questions. These activities are designed to help learners expand and reinforce their vocabulary, develop their oral and written proficiency and stimulate further exploration of the cultural and historical background of the texts. Written entirely in Arabic, the Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is an essential text for advanced students who wish to further their reading, speaking, and writing ability in Modern Standard Arabic. Free audio recordings of the extracts are available online at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138828698/ to enable students to improve listening skills.

Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author:
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756659671
Release Date: 2009-04-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The newest edition to the Visual Bilingual Dictionary series, this title will help the international visitor-whether for business or recreational-adsorb essential vocabulary in Portuguese.

Practice Makes Perfect Arabic Verb Tenses

Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071756372
Release Date: 2012-04-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Practice your way to Arabic fluency Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Verb Tenses goes beyond other verb books to coach you in when and why verb tenses are used. You will find clear and concise explanations that pinpoint why specific tenses work in given situations as well as tons of engaging examples and numerous skill-building exercises. Combine those features with the renowned Practice Makes Perfect format and you have the ideal reference/workbook to learn to speak and write Arabic with fluency. Inside you'll find: Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point A variety of exercises for practice with an answer key for instant feedback and reference Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout