Synopses & Reviews
Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners is an intermediate text designed for students continuing to develop overall proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. The approach is highly functional, with a focus on guiding students toward acquisition of language skills that serve practical uses in daily life.Features of the program include:• An innovative approach that combines theory and practice, emphasizing the development of skills such as listening, speaking, and writing• A 33-page grammar review that provides a smooth transition from beginning to intermediate level study and allows students to review what they have already learned• A variety of new drills and exercises for classroom use, an audio program on 3 included CDs that contain listening comprehension passages by native speakers, and authentic reading passages offering insight into the target cultures
This textbook is designed to cover the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. Accompanied by an instructor's manual and an audio program, it will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic.
The text presents an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the U.S., and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. The text also provides information about the geography of the Arab world, prominent characters in history, festivities in Arab culture, the media, daily life, and the family. Exercises in comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing attend to both form and meaning and develop functional abilities and knowledge about the Arabic sound, writing, and language systems.
About the Author
MAHDI ALOSH is associate professor and director of the Arabic Language Program at The Ohio State University.