Mastering Arabic

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Hippocrene Books, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 371 pages
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This new edition of the bestselling Mastering Arabic is the most accessible and carefully placed Arabic course on the market. It boasts an even more attractive design and layout, full of illustrations and helpful explanatory notes. Mastering Arabic is aimed at beginners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak, and read Arabic confidently.

-Teaches Modern Standard Arabic, the universal language of the Arab world -Includes twenty practical language lessons with cartoon illustrations, lively exercises, and conversation sections

-Useful and relevant lessons cover everyday situations related to family, jobs, introductions, eating and drinking, and much more

-Offers a gradual introduction to the language, script, and grammar with thorough explanations and instructions

-Two audio CDs feature correct pronunciation by native speakers and help learners start speaking Arabic right away.

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Review: Mastering Arabic: The Complete Course for Beginners [With 2 Audio CDs]

User Review  - Kristine Gift - Goodreads

I used this book to teach myself Arabic and it was extremely helpful. After finishing the book, I know the basics of grocery shopping, ordering food, and talking about daily activities in Arabic. I ... Read full review

Review: Mastering Arabic (Palgrave Master Series (Languages))

User Review  - Kevin de Ataíde - Goodreads

This looks like a very simple primer for, with my limited understanding of the language, I'm already a quarter of the way in. The words lists should help restore my vocabulary and perhaps my recognition of spoken Arabic. A little light reading for wet afternoons. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jane Wightwick is an experienced author and product developer in the field of foreign languages.

Jane Wightwick teaches Arabic and is the author and publisher of Arabic courses.

Mahmoud Gaafar worked for the United Nations and Radio Cairo. He now writes print, radio and TV resources for the Arabic-speaking world.

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