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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.Develops skills in standard Arabic while providing some material in colloquial and classical Arabic. It covers approximately 150 contact hours of college-level instruction. Students completing the course should achieve intermediate-mid level of proficiency. It contains Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries and verb charts.Features of Al-Kitaab, Part One: -- Develops all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge.-- Presents narrative-based content through audio and video media rather than written text in order to develop the student's listening and speaking skills.-- Develops reading skills through the use of composed texts derived from the main narrative and authentic texts from newspapers and journals.-- Introduces grammar using spiraling and inference.