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August 19, 2019
9781626166875
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v2.1 Reference

Alif Baa (HC), Third Edition

Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds with Website

Alif Baa, Third Edition is the first book in the bestselling Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program. Together with its Companion Website, Alif Baa uses an integrated approach to develop skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, introducing students to letters and sounds. This comprehensive program is designed for students in the beginning stage of learning Arabic.

FEATURES of Alif Baa with Companion Website
• Students receive an access code for the Companion Website (www.alkitaabtextbook.com)
• Teachers who receive desk or exam copies may request complimentary Companion Website access at any time at www.alkitaabtextbook.com
• Companion Website with interactive, automatically scored exercises, all the audio and video materials, and additional online course-management and grading options for teachers
• Provides all the materials needed to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic (Egyptian and Levantine varieties)
• Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and photographs
• Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of language they wish to learn in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic (MSA)
• Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and classroom groupwork
• Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and Damascus
• Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon
• Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in the companion website

Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level of proficiency.

For complete information on the Al-Kitaab language learning program, and other Arabic
language and linguistics materials, please visit http://press.georgetown.edu/book-list/al-kitaab.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements:
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7
CPU: 233MHz Pentium Based
RAM: 128MB
DISPLAY:1024x768, color display
BROWSER: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, or Firefox version 3.0 or higher
CONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.
EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.
PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Macintosh
OS: Mac OSX
CPU: 233MHz Power Macintosh
RAM: 128MB
DISPLAY:1024x768, color display
BROWSER: Firefox version 3.0 or higher, or Sarari 3.0 or higher
CONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.
EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.
PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

About the Authors

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.
Georgetown University Press
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