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Umm Al-Dunya: Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabicby Abbas Al-tonsi
Synopses & Reviews
Directed to learners of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic who have previously studied Modern Standard Arabic, this is the first textbook to handle the different levels and the variety of contexts of Egyptian Colloquial: both the everyday and the educated forms. It is also the first to introduce the language through multimedia, addressing recent and compelling topics of interest to learners of both language and culture, and focusing on pronunciation as a skill.
Each of the ten lessons is structured around a video series, Abdalla's Journey, which covers a range of topics in the everyday language, and video interviews with scholars discussing the same topics in the educated variety. Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in both language levels are the focus of drills and exercises, and the phonetic and syntactic differences between the two forms are highlighted.
This textbook is directed to learners of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, who have previously studied MSA. It is the first textbook to handle different levels and the variety of contexts of Egyptian Colloquial, that is, everyday spoken language as well as educated spoken language. The textbook is the first to introduce both levels through multimedia. It addresses recent and compelling topics that are of interest to learners of both language and culture. It is also the first to focus on teaching pronunciation as a skill.
Umm al-Dunya contains ten lessons. Each lesson contains two parts.
The first part focuses on everyday Egyptian colloquial presented in the following:
The second part focuses on educated spoken Arabic and is presented in the following:
About the Author
Abbas Al-Tonsi is a senior lecturer in Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the author or co-author of a number of Arabic coursebooks, including the Al Kitaab series.
Heba Salem is currently a Senior Arabic Language Instructor at the American University in Cairo.
Nevenka Korica Sullivan currently teaches Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. She is co-author of Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News (AUC Press, 2008).
Table of Contents
Chapter one: The Family is Back in Cairo
Chapter two: First Night in Cairo
Chapter three: The New Apartment
Chapter four: Family Dinner
Chapter five: The Coffee Shop Project
Chapter six: New Secondary School for Ahmad
Chapter seven: Family Issues and Arguments
Chapter eight: At the Home for the Elderly
Chapter nine: More and More Family Issues
Chapter ten: 25th of January Revolution
Key for the answers
Glossary for vocabulary
Glossary for expressions
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