Arabiyyat al-Naas : Part Three : An Advanced Course in Arabic
‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part Three): An Advanced Course in Arabic builds further on the groundbreaking approach used in Parts One and Two of the series. It integrates both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the spoken Levantine variety in a way specially tailored to the needs of advanced students. Still playing an important role in the course, Levantine Arabic strongly features in spoken discussions of MSA materials, reflecting authentic conversational practice by native Arabic speakers. However, the overall ratio of MSA—the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking in the Arab world—to Levantine has been increased, supporting the need for students to understand and use more MSA as they progress further in their education.
The course will take students from the Advanced Mid to the Superior level on the ACTFL proficiency scales and from levels B2 to C1 on the CEFR.
- Eighteen theme-based units covering topics such as Arab minorities; Arab Americans; education; religion; love and marriage; the Arab woman; economics and money; politics; Palestine, military matters; and the environment
- Thorough coverage of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in every unit, with clear grammar explanations and lessons structured to provide students with variety, stimulation and opportunities for further practice
- Humorous, realistic dialogues reflecting educated speech among Arabs, to build up strong and practical communication skills
- Attention to issues highly relevant to modern Arab society, encouraging active engagement with the course and opportunities to explore themes in further depth
- A rich variety of reading passages from contemporary sources such as Al Jazeera as well as excerpts from classic works like A Thousand and One Nights and Kalila wa Dimna
- An extensive range of stimulating exercises and activities, including crossword puzzles, root-and-pattern identification exercises, passage completions, and free compositions
- Free companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/younes) with the texts and audio tracks of the listening passages in the textbook and an answer key.
Developed by a dynamic author team and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, ‘Arabiyyat al Naas (Part Three) will be an essential resource for advanced-level students of the language. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course also renders it highly suitable for independent study.
This volume is the final installment of a pioneering three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.