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Kalaam Gamiil Volume 2 further develops learners' skills in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, along parallel tracks of vocabulary and grammar. It is designed to enable students to communicate effectively with native speakers in a wider range of social situations, with a higher degree of accuracy andfluency. It aims to do so by expanding learners' vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, increasing their command of grammar (both syntax and morphology), as well as instilling a measure of cross-cultural understanding.Structured around more sophisticated topics that go beyond those of daily life conversations to cover social and cultural issues and concepts, each lesson includes two situations (often dialogues), a vocabulary list, preparatory sentences using the new vocabulary items and grammatical structures,explanations of the grammar in English, relevant cultural information, in addition to a variety of mechanical drills and communicative exercises.The book, volume two of a two-part series, focuses on the speaking and listening skills that will enable high intermediate to advanced students to handle a variety of more complicated communicative tasks successfully. One CD is included.
Abbas Al-Tonsi is a senior lecturer in Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the author or co-author of a number of Arabic coursebooks, including the Al-Kitaab series.
Laila Al-Sawi and Suzanne Massoud are both senior instructors at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo.