Al-Kitaab fii Ta<sup>c</sup>allum al-<sup>c</sup>Arabiyya Part One (PB)

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ISBN: 9781626166899 ()

August 2019
LC: 2019937132



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Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya Part One (PB)
Textbook for Beginning Arabic with Website
Third Edition, Student's Edition
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi


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Access to the Smart Sparrow Companion Website is available free of charge until 12/31/20.

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Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition is the second book in the bestselling Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program. Together with its Companion Website, Part One uses an integrated approach to develop skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge. This comprehensive program is designed for students in the early stages of learning Arabic.


• Three varieties of Arabic—Egyptian, Levantine, and formal Arabic—presented using color-coded words and phrases
• Over 400 vocabulary words in three forms of Arabic, side by side
• Grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and differences
• Authentic texts that develop reading comprehension skills
• Video dialogues and stories from everyday life in Egyptian, formal Arabic, and Levantine to reinforce vocabulary in culturally rich contexts, available on
• Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic and Egyptian, and Nasreen and Tariq in Levantine
• Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and a grammar index

Kristen Brustad is associate professor of Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mahmoud Al-Batal is professor of Arabic at the American University of Beirut.

Abbas Al-Tonsi is senior lecturer at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.