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Samia Louis has taught Arabic for more than ten years with the International Language Institute (ILI) in Cairo (www.arabicegypt.edu), an affiliate of International House, and is the author of all the books in the Kallimni 'Arabi series (AUC Press, 2007-09).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction Plan of Modules Module 1: Local and Global Problems 1 Part 1 Receptive part The problem of illiteracy in Egypt and the role of youth in facing it Description of the problem Stating the causes of the problem-solutions and suggestions Part 2 Productive part The problem of global poverty Description and analysis of the problem Talking about the implications of the problem General causes of the problem Proposing solutions Module 2: Local and Global Problems 2 Part 1 Receptive part This is where I live Description using a rhetorical style Descriptive using a narrative style Part 2 Productive part The story of Lilianne, who developed the garbage collectors' neighborhood in Muqattam and Tora Using narrative and literary text More use of metaphor Module 3: Orientalists, Travels, and Travelers Part 1 Receptive part Shenzhen Park, a window unto the world Using and comparing different verb tenses in the narration of events and reading fiction Learning to recognize different kinds of texts, for example, narrative texts and fiction Part 2 Productive part "The Concave Mattress" by Yusuf Idris Identifying old and new literature Writing using analogy, metaphor, and rhetoric Writing literary descriptions Reading short stores Module 4: Characters and Events that Influenced the Arab world's culture Part 1 Receptive part Syrian thinker Michel Aflaq Using narrative text to write biographies Searching the Internet for influential Arab thinkers or historians Part 2 Productive part The story of Islam's entry into Egypt and North Africa Reading historical texts and gathering information from them Module 5: Technology and the Future Part 1 Receptive part Modern technology and our personal lives Reporting on the causes of problems Describing issues and analyzing the pros and cons of the solutions to them Part 2 Productive part Cell phones and text messaging in schools Using analytical text to list the pros and cons of various issues Glossary