Lughatuna al-Fusha A New Course in Modern Standard Arabic: Book Three

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  • Edition: DVD
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-15
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

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Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the literary language of today's books, media, and formal communication throughout the Arab World, the region's principal shared language of written and official discourse. The third book in this new series for the classroom is designed for adult learners of the language at the intermediate stage. Drawing on her years of experience as an Arabic instructor, author Samia Louis has developed a course rich in everyday contexts and real-life, practical language, along with a wide range of grammar-learning strategies to allow students to deploy the language with confidence. Written in accordance with the ACTFL guidelines for teaching Arabic as a foreign language, the course is conceived in such a way to make the study of Arabic language and grammar easier for the student. Divided into five chapters, Book Three addresses the early to middle intermediate Arabic learner. The aim of this book is to help students to read and write articles, essays and texts, using a range of tenses, in correct Arabic grammar. Students will also learn how to communicate orally in a number of different situations, discussing current events, leisure activities, and practical matters. The students' facility with sentence structure and vocabulary is increased by reading newspapers and listening to news broadcasts, and by writing about real-life interests such as environmental conditions, political issues, sports, and cultural pursuits. The chapters guide students through the gradual acquisition of vocabulary and grammar. Exercises at the end of each chapter cover all essential skills and translation, with emphasis on reading and writing. The accompanying DVD includes audio material for all listening activities, dialogs, and reading exercises. The book is further supported by online interactive reading, writing, and grammar drills.

Author Biography

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

Plan of Modules
Module 1: Between the past and present
Presentation 1a Characteristics and personalities
Presentation 1b Between the old and modern
Describing places and people
Presentation 2 My friend Hassan
Expressing change in the past and compare it with the present
Module 2: Disasters, Accidents, and Terrorism
Presentation 1 Natural Disaster
Describing natural disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and effects
Presentation 2a sequence of events describing sequence of events
Presentation 2 b
Writing news about accidents or terror attacks
Module 3: Comparisons and contests
Presentation 1 comparisons
Describing sports events and comparing between different personalities
Describing championships and champions
Presentation 2 Need is the mother of inventions
Narration - reading and talking about new inventions
Writing news about new ways used by criminals for terror attacks
Module 4: Environmental issues
Presentation 1 Birds
Described the problems of environmental pollution and talk about energy sources and causes of pollution
Describing sources of energy and its effect on the environment
Presentation 2 Voluntary work to save Mother Earth
Talk about volunteer work and its contribution in saving the environment from pollution problems ways to save and preserve the environment
Module 5: Traveling and tourism
Presentation 1a how to plan your trip
Giving reasons
Presentation 1b Luxor is one of the oldest cities of the world
Giving reasons and result
Reading in politics and economy
Presentation 2a tour guide and modern ways of successful tourism
Describe touristic places
Presentation 2b Modern developments in technology of tourism
Talking about problems of tourism and suggestions for solutions

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