Arabic Stories for Language Learners (Paperback)
Traditional Middle Eastern Tales in Arabic and English (Audio CD Included) [With CD (Audio)]
Tuttle Publishing, 9780804843003, 255pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
List Price: 19.95*
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Arabic Stories for Language Learners--a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used every day in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life colorfully and immediately. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The audio CD helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
About the Author
Hezi Brosh, Ph. D. is associate professor of Arabic at the United States Naval Academy. Lutfi Mansur, Ph.D. is a professor at the Academic Arab Institute, Beit Berl College, Israel.