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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-09-30
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

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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: 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

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