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Formal Spoken Arabic: Fast Course

Formal Spoken Arabic: Fast Course

by Karin C. Ryding, Abdelnour Zaiback


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This proficiency-based text, based on materials originally developed as the core of a six-week intensive Arabic FAST (Familiarization and Short Term) course at the Foreign Service Institute, is designed to provide beginners in Arabic with maximum linguistic and cultural exposure in a short period, about 100 hours of contact time. It consists of 14 lessons with dialogs and exercises dealing with day-to-day scenarios. Each lesson includes cultural notes on American-Arab interaction; notes on learner strategies for managing Arabic conversations with a limited amount of language; and grammar explanations in clear, non-technical language.

Transcription is used instead of Arabic script to accelerate spoken performance, although the dialogs are also shown in Arabic script. Includes English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries; appendices listing common idioms and courtesy expressions, and other useful terms; and instructor's notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878402847
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: Georgetown Arabic References & Texts , #5
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 7.07(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

List of Audiotapes for the Sample Dialoguesx
Notes for the Instructorxi
Notes & Introduction for Studentsxv
The Arabic Alphabetxvii
Lesson 1Who are You?1
id-dars il-awwal: miin HaDirtak?
Lesson 2Taxi13
id-dars ith-thaani: it-taksi
Lesson 3On the Phone27
id-dars ith-thaalith: [characters not reproducible]ala t-talifoon
Lesson 4I Need Help41
id-dars ir-raabi[characters not reproducible]: aHtaaj musaa[characters not reproducible]Sada
Lesson 5At the Gas Station51
id-dars il-xaamis: fi maHaTTat il-banziin
Lesson 6At the Market Place61
id-dars is-saadis: fi s-suuq
Lesson 7At the Restaurant71
id-dars is-saabi[characters not reproducible]: fi l-maT[characters not reproducible]am
Lesson 8At an Arab Home83
id-dars ith-thaamin: fi beet [characters not reproducible]arabi
Lesson 9Before the Party95
id-dars it-taasi[characters not reproducible]: qabl il-Hafla
Lesson 10On the Phone107
id-dars il-[characters not reproducible]aashir: [characters not reproducible]ala t-talifoon
Lesson 11Around the House121
id-dars il-Haadi [characters not reproducible]ashar: Hawl il-beet
Lesson 12The Duty Officer133
id-dars ith-thaani [characters not reproducible]ashar: il-muwaDHDHaf il-munaawib
Lesson 13Weather and Leisure Time143
id-dars ith-thaalith [characters not reproducible]ashar: [characters not reproducible]an iT-Taqs wa waqt il-faraagh
Lesson 14Problems with the Police157
id-dars ir-raabi[characters not reproducible] [characters not reproducible]ashar: mashaakil ma[characters not reproducible] ish-shurTa
Appendix INames of the Months of the Year171
Appendix IIArabic Names of Government Ministries172
Appendix IIIArab Countries and Their Capital Cities173
Appendix IVCourtesy Expressions & Idioms of the Arab East174
Formal Spoken Arabic Fast Course Glossaries
English / Arabic Glossary177
Arabic / English Glossary197
Pages Reserved for Lists & / or Notes217

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