Best Abbas Al-Tonsi books

Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya - A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One (Paperback, Third Edition, With DVD) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 56

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Al-Kitaab Part One is the second book in the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program and is now available in an extensively revised and reorganized third edition. This book with its companion website develops skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. It provides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages of learning Arabic.

 

FEATURES

• Four-color design throughout the book with over 100 illustrations and photographs

• Color-coded words and phrases throughout to easily follow the variety or varieties of Arabic you want to activate—Egyptian, Levantine, and/or formal Arabic

• Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of Arabic side by side

• Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now Nasreen and Tariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic

• Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and differences

• New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and Levantine to reinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts

• Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic texts

• Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and homework exercises that provide constant review

• Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and a grammar index

• Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more closely corresponds to two semesters of college study with an average of 4-5 contact hours per week

• Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players

• New companion website (sold separately)—alkitaabtextbook.com—features fully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, all the audio and video materials, and additional online course management and grading options for teachers

 

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition provides 125 contact (classroom) hours with approximately 250 homework hours. Students who complete Part One should reach an intermediate-mid level of proficiency.

Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds [With DVD]

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 41

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The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal (spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new companion website provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including interactive, self-correcting exercises to enhance learning. The online component also gives instructors additional online grading options.

 

FEATURES

• Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and photographs

 

• Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of language they wish to activate in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic (MSA)

 

• Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and classroom groupwork

 

• Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and Damascus

 

• Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon

 

• Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in the companion website

 

• Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players

 

• New companion website (sold separately)—alkitaabtextbook.com—features a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all the video and audio materials and additional online course management and grading options for teachers

 

Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level of proficiency.

Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card (Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 89.9

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This bundle includes Al-Kitaab: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic: Part Two, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-58901-962-1, paperback); a DVD with audio and video materials (bound in the book); and a Companion Website Access Key for Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-62616-064-4).

Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audiovisual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. The Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition Companion Website is fully integrated with the textbook, with interactive exercises, streaming audio and video, and course-management and grading options for instructors. Al-Kitaab Part Two forms part of the leading Arabic language program, Al-Kitaab, now in its third edition. Using this Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition textbook with its companion website facilitates blended learning and flipped classroom models, which have been implemented successfully at institutions large and small. The Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition Companion Website has been designed with asynchronous learning in mind, guiding students through a series of dynamic, interactive learning and practice modules that free up valuable classroom time, while the website's course management features save instructor time.

The Al-Kitaab Part Two Bundle provides a comprehensive program for students in the intermediate stages of learning Arabic, focusing on strengthening reading and writing skills and continuing to grow conversation skills. The Companion Website Access Key for Al-Kitaab Part One provides an individual student with full access to the companion website and is valid for 18 months from the student's first use of the key. This bundle cannot be returned if the seal protecting the Companion Website Access Key is removed.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Mac OS X
CPU: 233MHz
RAM: 128MB
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Browser: PC: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, or Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome. Mac: Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Safari 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome.
Network Connection: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.
Equipment: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components, and a microphone is necessary for recording activities. For best performance, we recommend you use a USB microphone for partner recording activities.
Plug-ins: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player

(Cover image (c) Melissa A. Wall. Used with permission.)

Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One Second Edition (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 56

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Al-Kitaab: Part One develops skills in standard Arabic while providing additional material in both colloquial and classical Arabic. With new video material and revised and updated text and exercises, the bound-in and revised DVD supersedes both the former CD audio set and video DVD previously available only as separate items ― making this singular volume a comprehensive whole for those immersed in the early and intermediate stages of learning Arabic.

Providing approximately 150 contact hours of college-level instruction, parts of this revised edition are updated with contemporary selections for reading comprehension. The organization of the chapters has been adapted to reflect the most current pedagogical developments. Audio tracks for vocabulary sections now allow students to hear a new word followed by a sentence using it in context with previously acquired vocabulary and grammatical structures, enabling students to build new vocabulary skills while reviewing old material. The basic texts have been refilmed with a new cast of actors. The DVD also contains substantially more material that exposes the learner to Egyptian Arabic: students have the options of seeing and hearing the video of each lesson in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. In addition, a short dialogue in Egyptian colloquial Arabic appears at the end of each lesson. New video materials also feature interviews with Egyptians (subtitled in English) about various aspects of Arab culture, such as gender issues, fasting in the Muslim and Christian traditions, social clubs and their significance, and more.

FEATURES OF PART ONE, Second Edition:
• Develops all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge

• Immediately incorporates extensive use of authentic materials for reading, listening, and grammatical practice, thus relating abstract grammatical concepts to practical skills

• Presents narrative-based content through audio and video media rather than written text to develop meaning-focused language processing skills, utilizing two main characters and their extended families

• Develops reading skills through the use of composed texts derived from the main narrative and authentic texts from newspapers and journals

• Introduces grammar using spiraling and inference, challenging students to discover the grammar of the language by means of analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing

• Reinforces grammar and vocabulary through extensive classroom and homework exercises that provide constant review and expand to challenge students as their skills develop

• Introduces students to Egyptian colloquial through scenes based on the main narrative to promote the use of shared vocabulary and structure of the two registers to increase listening comprehension skills

• Contains Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries and reference charts as well as a new grammar index

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card (Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 77.65

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This bundle includes Al-Kitaab: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-58901-736-8, paperback); a DVD with audio and video materials (bound in the book); and a Companion Website Access Key for Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-62616-063-7).

Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audiovisual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. The Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Companion Website is fully integrated with the textbook, with interactive exercises, streaming audio and video, and course-management and grading options for instructors. Al-Kitaab Part One forms part of the leading Arabic language program, Al-Kitaab, now in its third edition. Using this Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition textbook with its companion website facilitates blended learning and flipped classroom models, which have been implemented successfully at institutions large and small. The Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Companion Website has been designed with asynchronous learning in mind, guiding students through a series of dynamic, interactive learning and practice modules that free up valuable classroom time, while the website's course management features save instructor time.

The Al-Kitaab Part One Bundle provides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages of learning Arabic, developing skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. The Companion Website Access Key for Al-Kitaab Part One provides an individual student with full access to the companion website and is valid for 18 months from the student's first use of the key. This bundle cannot be returned if the seal protecting the Companion Website Access Key is removed.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Mac OS X
CPU: 233MHz
RAM: 128MB
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Browser: PC: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, or Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome. Mac: Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Safari 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome.
Network Connection: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.
Equipment: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components, and a microphone is necessary for recording activities. For best performance, we recommend you use a USB microphone for partner recording activities.
Plug-ins: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player

Answer Key for Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 1, 3rd Edition (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 5.85

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This answer key is to be used with Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, Third Edition. Please note that this answer key contains answers for exercises that are in the book. It does not contain answers for exercises only on the Companion Website.

Alif Baa, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card (Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 60.62

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This bundle includes Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-58901-632-3, paperback); a DVD with audio and video materials (bound in the book); and a Companion Website Access Key for Alif Baa, Third Edition (ISBN 978-1-62616-062-0).

Alif Baa, Third Edition uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audiovisual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. The Alif Baa, Third Edition Companion Website is fully integrated with the textbook, with interactive exercises, streaming audio and video, and course-management and grading options for instructors. Alif Baa forms part of the leading Arabic language program, Al-Kitaab, now in its third edition. Using this Alif Baa, Third Edition textbook with its companion website facilitates blended learning and flipped classroom models, which have been implemented successfully at institutions large and small. The Alif Baa, Third Edition Companion Website has been designed with asynchronous learning in mind, guiding students through a series of dynamic, interactive learning and practice modules that free up valuable classroom time, while the website's course management features save instructor time.

The Alif Baa, Third Edition Bundle provides everything a student needs to begin learning Arabic. The Companion Website Access Key for Alif Baa, Third Edition provides an individual student with full access to the companion website and is valid for 18 months from the student's first use of the key. This bundle cannot be returned if the seal protecting the Companion Website Access Key is removed.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Mac OS X
CPU: 233MHz
RAM: 128MB
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Browser: PC: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, or Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome. Mac: Firefox version 3.x or higher, or Safari 3.x or higher, or Google Chrome.
Network Connection: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.
Equipment: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components, and a microphone is necessary for recording activities. For best performance, we recommend you use a USB microphone for partner recording activities.
Plug-ins: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player

Al-Kitaab fii Ta allum al- Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic (Part 2) (Arabic and English Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 49.99

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This second edition includes one DVD bound into the book that feature contextualized vocabulary, cultural background and illustrations, and new listening comprehension materials with each lesson. Newly recorded colloquial audio and video materials also accompany each lesson and continue the story of Maha and Khalid and their travels to Cairo with brief explanatory vocabulary and notes provided in the text. The appendices include grammatical reference charts, an Arabic-English glossary, and a grammar index. The materials cover approximately 150 contact hours of instruction, and students who complete Part Two should reach advanced proficiency.

Each lesson in Part Two centers on a text that deals with a social, historical, literary, or cultural issue. In addition to the main reading text, students will also find additional authentic texts for reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar exercises, close listening and speaking activities, and cultural background for the reading.

The revised and repackaged Part Two has been restructured to reflect pedagogical developments over the last eight years, updated with new authentic reading and listening texts, and expanded with new video materials. In addition to the speaking, listening, and writing skills emphasized throughout each lesson, more time and emphasis is placed on activating vocabulary and structure with new activities for inside and outside the classroom.

FEATURES:
• Provides basic texts of printed media to help students connect the written and aural/oral aspects of Arabic
• Features intensive reading that is focused on grammar and pronunciation
• Contains substantial amounts of drills and exercises to help students memorize and gain active control of an expanded vocabulary
• Explores the root and pattern system of Arabic grammar and complex sentence structure using vocabulary, complex texts, and translation exercises
• Develops writing skills at the paragraph level to encourage synthesis of vocabulary and grammar
• Provides explicit instructions to students and instructors on drills and activities, including recommendations on appropriate exercises for inside and outside the classroom
• Interactive DVD contains reading comprehension texts with new material and new listening comprehension material
• DVD presents cultural background with illustrations and continues the story of Maha and Khalid using both Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic

Answer Key for Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Al-kitaab Arabic Language Program) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 5.95

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This answer key is to be used with Alif Baa: Introduction to Letters and Sounds, Third Edition. Please note that this answer key contains answers for exercises that are in the book. It does not contain answers for exercises only on the Companion Website.

Answer Key To Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum Al-'Arabiyya 2nd Edition

Kristen Brustad

Best price for this book: $ 5.62

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This answer key is to be used with Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, Second Edition.

The answer key for Al-Kitaab, Part One is intended as a resource for teachers and for learners studying on their own. The answer key includes:
text of all audio sentences included in the vocabulary section of each lesson.
text of the basic "story" of Maha and Khaled in each lesson
answers to most vocabulary, grammar and review drills included in each lesson.