Standard Arabic

Standard Arabic : An Advanced Course

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This course is designed for students who have completed a first-level course in Arabic and wish to pursue the subject to degree level. It aims to develop thoroughly the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, making extensive use of authentic Arabic materials. Each of the twenty chapters is based around a particular topic relating to the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East, to give students an insight into important aspects of the region. This topic-based approach allows students to tackle vocabulary and structures in a coherent and concentrated manner. Each chapter contains materials for translation into and from Arabic, aural texts, precis passages, suggested oral discussion topics, and a variety of exercises including comprehension in English and Arabic. Accompanying cassettes and a teacher's handbook are available more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Student edition
  • Student edition
  • 2 maps
  • 1139927493
  • 9781139927499

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Geography of the Middle East; 2. Ethnic groups in the Middle East; 3. The Middle East in antiquity; 4. The rise of Islam; 5. Arabic language; 6. The Arabic-Israeli conflict; 7. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; 8. Climate and environment; 9. Social issues and development; 10. Gender; 11. Popular culture; 12. Muslim Spain; 13. Arab nationalism; 14. Islamic fundamentalism; 15. Democracy; 16. Death and succession; 17. Arabic literature; 18. Economics; 19. Medicine; 20. Islamic heritage; more

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"This is a welcome addition to the limited pool of textbooks that can be used to teach modern standard Arabic in general and advanced Arabic in particular. The work seems to be a result of great efforts by the authors based on their personal experiences teaching the language in academic institutions...The topic-based selection of texts makes it very attractive" Religious Studies Reviewshow more

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