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Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News

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Publisher Comments:

In light of the rapidly growing number of people studying Arabic in academia, governments, NGOs, and business Media Arabic is a unique and timely learning tool for anyone looking to access news information from this important global region firsthand. Media Arabic introduces the language of the newspapers, magazines, and internet news sites to intermediate and advancedlevel students of Modern Standard Arabic. Using this textbook, students will be able to master core vocabulary and structures typical of front-page news, recognize various modes of coverage, distinguish fact from opinion, detect bias, and read critically in Arabic.

Drawing on their long experience as Arabic instructors, Alaa Elgibali and Nevenka Korica have organized the book into six chapters, each covering a dominant news topic: Talks and Conferences, Demonstrations and Protests, Conflicts and Terrorism, Elections, Rule of Law, and Business. In addition, the book offers three self-assessment units and a glossary organized by theme.

The book enables students to read extended texts with greater accuracy and speed by focusing on the relationships among meaning, language form, and markers of cohesive discourse. The activities include pre-reading discussions as well as extensive practice on vocabulary in context, organizing information, skimming, scanning, critical reading, and analyzing content.

Synopsis:

An essential activities book for learning to read the news in Arabic

About the Author

Alaa Elgibali is professor of Arabic and linguistics and director of the Arabic language programs at the University of Maryland.

Nevenka Korica is executive director of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Activity Instructions

Unit One:

Meetings and Conferences

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Unit Two:

Demonstrations

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Revision of Units One and Two

Unit Three:

Elections

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Unit Four:

Conflicts and Terrorism

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Revision of Units Three and Four 129

Unit Five:

Trials

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Unit Six:

Business and Finance

1. Pre-reading

2. Reading for main ideas

3. Understanding text organization

4. Reading for detail

5. Vocabulary building

6. Skimming

7. Critical reading

Revision of Units Five and Six

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774161087
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Subject:
Arabic
Author:
Elgibali, Alaa
Author:
Korica, Nevenka
Author:
null, Alaa
Author:
null, Nevenka
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning
Subject:
Instruction | Other
Subject:
Reference | Language Learning & Instruction | Other
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Arabic
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
6 x 9 x 0.4 in 0.85 lb

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