Al-Kitaab Part One with Website, Teacher's Edition

A Textbook for Beginning Arabic

Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi

"A practical textbook well suited for Arabic teaching and learning."
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Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition with Website is the second book in the bestselling Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program. 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.The accompanying companion website–included with the book–offers fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text.


• 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 the Publisher’s website

• 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

For Instructors: Instructors may request access to the Digital Exam copy by logging onto VitalSource, selecting "Faculty Sampling," and searching for the version of the book marked "Digital Exam Copy." While answer keys are sold separately from the textbook for students, the corresponding answer key is included in the digital exam copy for instructors.

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"There is much to like here."—Al-'Arabiyya, Volume 48

"A practical textbook well suited for Arabic teaching and learning."—MELA Notepad



About the Author

Kristen Brustad was an associate professor of Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin until her retirement in 2019.

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

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

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