This Arabic language textbook program uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audio-visual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. Intended primarily for college and graduate students but accessible enough for anyone interested in learning modern Arabic, the series focuses on developing skills in standard Arabic and gradually introducing students to the most widely spoken dialect in the Arabic-speaking world.
Features of Al-Kitaab, Part Two:
-- Lessons build on authentic reading passages
-- Ten chapters, each contain a text that deals with a social, historical, literary, or cultural issue. In addition to the main reading text, each chapter includes additional authentic texts for reading and listening comprehension.
-- The book introduces students to a wide range of styles and genres from the modern and classical periods.
-- Each lesson includes a variety of vocabulary and grammar exercises as well as close listening and speaking activities.
-- A separate section in each lesson provides cultural background for the reading.
-- The appendices contain an Arabic-English glossary and grammatical reference charts.
-- Covers approximately 130 contact hours of instruction.
-- Students completing Part Two should reach the threshold of an advanced level of proficiency. [via]