Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English

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Author: Hezi Brosh,Lutfi Mansur

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911714

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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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 everyday 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 in a colorful and immediate way. 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 downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Traditional Middle Eastern Tales In Arabic and English (Audio CD Included)

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Author: Hezi Brosh,Lutfi Mansur

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804843003

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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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.

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories

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Author: Sabry Hafez,Catherine Cobham

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568262

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

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This reader consists of the full Arabic text of 11 carefully chosen and very readable short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Mahmud Tahir Lashin; the most recent by the Iraqi writer, Fuad al-Takarli, written in 1972. Each story has an introduction, in English, with biographical information about the author, placing him in his literary context, a description of the contents and a brief analysis of the story itself. In addition, each story is accompanied by a critical literary analysis. The aim of this collection is to encourage a literary appreciation of modern Arabic texts, and an understanding of some of the cultural conflicts reflected in the writings. This title includes writers such as suf Idris, Idwar El Kharrat, Yahya Haqqi, Zakariyya Tamir and Ghalib Halasa. It is ideal for students of Arabic language and literature.

A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature

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Author: S. A. Bonebakker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937040031

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 237

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A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment. The result is a truly valuable reader, one used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring judicious and instructive selections from such works as Ibn al-Qifti's Inbah al-ruwat, al-Tanukhi's al-Faraj ba'd al-shidda, and al-Dhahabi's Siyar a'lam al-nubala', among others.

First Arabic Reader

Bilingual for Speakers of English

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Author: Saher Ahmed Salama

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781450567510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 137

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First Arabic Reader for beginners bilingual for speakers of English. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only 29 new words each. All audio tracks are available on lppbooks.com for free download.

Easy Arabic Reader

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Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071754033

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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The bestselling Easy Reader series, with its distinctive three-part structure that leads beginners to intermediate-level comprehension, now offers Arabic - and aids learners with audio recordings of selected readings from the book freely accessible online. About the Book The highly successful Easy Reader series is based on the distinctive approach that the best way to build language skills is to start reading it. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level learners, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow readers to rapidly build comprehension. Review sections and comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text to reinforce what is learned through the readings. This book, divided into three parts, begins with a series of stories about an Arab-American as he takes a tour of the Middle East as a graduation present. In the second part, readers are introduced to key figures of Arab History, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to Said Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. Finally, learners encounter adapted stories from tradition sources like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a humorous modern slant. Complementing this bestselling series is an online component that provides a tremendous new dimension for beginning learners. A free-access website provides recordings of many of the readings contained in the book - providing learners with a perfect way to recognize unknown words and improve their pronunciation. Features Easy Reader series has excellent track record: 140,000+ copies sold of all editions. No other book on the market offers beginner-level Arabic readings. Convenient audio format allows listening online. Growing audience: study of Arabic has grown since 2000, but there are limited materials to progress beyond beginner. Progression of readings builds language skills gradually Introduces overview of rich history of Arab world Audio recordings promote stronger listening and pronunciation skills

Classical Arabic Stories

An Anthology

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Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. "Classical Arabic Stories" selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, "Hayy ibn Yaqzan"; "Kalila wa Dimna" by Ibn al-Muqaffa; "The Misers" by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's "The Protest of Animals Against Man"; "Al-Maqamat" ("The Assemblies") by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; "Epistle of Forgiveness" by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, "Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan." Organized thematically, the volume begins with pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. It follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural.

Colloquial Arabic of Egypt

The Complete Course for Beginners

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Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730568X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 373

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Colloquial Arabic of Egypt provides a step-by-step course in spoken Egyptian Arabic – the most widely understood dialect in the Arab world. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Egyptian Arabic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: Arabic in romanization form throughout, with optional Arabic script supplements emphasis on modern conversational language with clear pronunciation guidance progressive introduction to the Arabic alphabet to aid familiarity with simple labels and signs grammar section and bilingual glossaries for easy reference stimulating exercises with lively illustrations new e-resources at www.routledge.com/cw/colloquialsoffering supplementary materials for teachers and learners, including extra activities (and answers), vocabulary lists and cultural information, ideas for group activities linked to each unit in the course, listing of the complete Arabic alphabet, notes comparing Egyptian and Standard Arabic and downloadable additional audio tracks. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, this new and revised edition of Colloquial Arabic of Egypt offers an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Egyptian Arabic. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL proficiency scales. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Arabic Grammar

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Author: W. Wright,Carl Paul Caspari,W. Robertson Smith,M. J. De Goege

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 450

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Anyone studying literary or classical Arabic beyond the elementary or tourist level will need this book. No other English-language grammar of the Arabic language is as thorough as this classic reference. The work was originally published in German in 1844-45 by Karl Paul Caspari, a theologian and orientalist. In 1859 English scholar W. Wright published this masterly translation of Caspari’s work, with numerous additions and corrections. Unlike many more recent grammars, this work contains few inaccuracies or errors. Moreover, although it is a reference grammar, it cites many examples of sentences, phrases, and figures of speech found in classical Arabic prose and poetry. Originally published in two volumes, it has been republished here in one volume; however, the original arrangement has been retained. Thus, Volume One covers orthography and orthoëpy, and parts of speech (including extensive coverage of verbs and nouns, numerals and the particles). Volume Two deals with syntax, including the component parts of a sentence, the sentence in general, and different kinds of sentences. A final section discusses prosody. Three indexes assist students in finding words, constructions, and grammatical categories. This third edition incorporates a number of helpful revisions, additions and corrections made to the second edition by W. Robertson Smith and M. J. de Goeje. The result is an unmatched resource for English-speaking students wishing to master the intricacies of Arabic.

Modern Arabic Short Stories

A Bilingual Reader

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Author: Ronak Husni,Daniel L. Newman

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863568866

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu'ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The collection features stories in the original Arabic, accompanied by an English translation and a brief author biography, as well as a discussion of context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points. 'Recommended' CHOICE

How to Write in Arabic

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Author: El Mustapha Lahlali

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748635890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This book is designed to help learners of Arabic at all levels develop and refine their writing skills, focusing on the structure of Arabic sentences and paragraphs, and the cohesive links between them. It provides a variety of phrases and idiomatic expressions that can be used in writing and places great emphasis on writing in different genres, including literary and media texts. Learners are also introduced to the cultural aspects of writing, such as writing and responding to different types of letters.A chapter on creative writing in Arabic is featured to encourage learners to utilise their vocabulary and grammar skills, and a chapter on learners' writing errors will enable readers to reflect on the type of mistakes they may make in their writing, and how to overcome them.

Al-'Arabiyya

Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic

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Author: Mohammad T. Alhawary

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626163936

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Al-'Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic and serves scholars in the United States and abroad. Al-'Arabiyya includes scholarly articles and reviews that advance the study, research, and teaching of Arabic language, linguistics, literature, and pedagogy.

Korean Stories For Language Learners

Traditional Folktales in Korean and English (MP3 Downloadable Audio Included)

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Author: Julie Damron,EunSun You

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories—especially when they're told in two languages! Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales with bilingual Korean and English versions, presented on facing pages, together with detailed notes and exercises aimed at beginning learners of the language. The book can be used as a reader in first- and second-year Korean language courses or by anyone who wishes to learn about Korean folktales and traditional Korean culture. This elegantly illustrated volume is designed to help language learners expand their vocabulary and to develop a basic familiarity with Korean culture. The stories gradually increase in length and complexity throughout the book as the reader improves their vocabulary and understanding of the language. After the first few stories, the reader is asked to use the vocabulary in speaking and writing exercises. By reading these classic stories, they also are given a window into Korean culture and learn to appreciate the uniqueness of the country—which provides greater motivation to continue learning the difficult language. Cultural notes and discussion questions further reinforce one's understanding of the stories, and bolster one's language skills. Korean-English and English-Korean glossaries are included as well as an overview of the Korean Hangeul script. Audio recordings by native speakers help readers improve their pronunciation and inflection.

Salamaat! Learning Arabic with Ease, Volume One

Elementary Level (Audio CD Included)

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Author: Hezi Brosh

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804842365

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Salamaat! Learning Arabic with Ease is a new language learning series designed to open your world to the beautiful Arabic language. "Salamaat!" means "Greetings, I hope you are well!" and is the first word used in every situation where Arabic is spoken. The first step is to become comfortable with the Arabic alphabet and the sounds of the language. Author Dr. Hezi Brosh has developed a highly successful, simplified teaching method that has helped thousands of English speakers to speak Arabic, read Arabic, write Arabic and understand Arabic within a short period of time. His method teaches a number of basic building blocks that are proven to work well in promoting fluency. The most important goal in learning a language is to communicate effectively—learning the basic sentence structures and vocabulary that you actually need and will use on a daily basis. Salamaat! Learning Arabic with Ease guides you in acquiring the important grammar and phrases, so you can begin to use Arabic to carry out basic tasks from greetings to daily routines. Here are some of the book's key features: You learn Modern Standard Arabic, understood in all parts of the Arabic-speaking world today. You learn to read and write the Arabic script efficiently thanks to a method designed specifically for native English speakers. Special attention is given to understanding Arabic culture and placing the language within its cultural context. A fundamental communicative approach presents each new grammar feature with an emphasis on how it can help you communicate with others. Exercises build listening and comprehension skills to help you absorb the fundamental sounds, meanings and sentence patterns of the language. Salamaat! Learning Arabic with Ease helps you to converse, write and read Arabic in a natural and intuitive way.

Mastering Arabic

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Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349206121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

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An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Arabic For Dummies

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Author: Amine Bouchentouf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502566

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Modern Standard Arabic Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers, Arabic is gaining global prominence and importance. Recent world events have brought more and more English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic For Dummies style. Taking a straightforward and practical approach to this complex language, it's packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects—focusing on Modern Standard Arabic How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries Recognizing Arabic symbols and characters The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

(Arab.-Engl.)

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Author: Hans Wehr,J. Milton Cowan

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447020022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1301

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Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.

Arabic Voices 1

Authentic Listening and Reading Practice in Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Dialects

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Author: Matthew Aldrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985816056

Category: Arabic language

Page: 188

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Arabic Voices is a two-part series designed to provide students of Arabic with an opportunity to hear and study authentic Arabic as it is spoken by native speakers today. Unlike the scripted materials read by voice actors used in many course books, Arabic Voices offers dozens of audio essays spoken naturally and off-the-cuff by individuals from across the Arab World. Each of the twelve native speakers has contributed audio essays in both Modern Standard Arabic and his or her native dialect, which have then been transcribed for study. MP3s are available for free download. The segments in Modern Standard Arabic provide valuable insight into native speakers' range of style and proficiency in the language. The segments in colloquial Arabic dialects offer a fascinating look into the many varieties of Arabic, and how similar and different they really are from one another. Fine-tuning your listening to the idiosyncrasies of each dialect will truly help you better understand spoken Arabic. Each "segment" (audio essay chapter) contains: 1) exercises to sharpen your listening skills and increase how much you can understand, whatever your level 2) in-chapter answers to the exercises (no having to flip back and forth to the back of the book) 3) a voweled transcript of the audio with side-by-side English translations 4) cultural and linguistic notes 5) web links to articles and videos related to the segment 6) select segments feature grammar focuses with additional exercises

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Media Arabic

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Author: Elisabeth Kendall

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748644962

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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Gives you up-to-date expressions, jargon and new coinages for modern concepts in media Arabic. What is the Arabic term for the UN? What phrase would be used to describe 'rogue state' in the Arab media? Or 'the Arab Spring'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in media Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. It is divided into 8 key areas:* General (reports, statements, sources, common media idioms)* Politics & Government* Elections* Military* Law and Order* Economics* Trade & Industry* Aid & DevelopmentThis second edition has been revised and updated throughout and now includes an English-Arabic index as well as audio and elearning materials.Key Features:* Terms grouped in thematic sections* Easy-to-learn lists to test translation* CD of audio files to help you check your pronunciation* Online interactive audio-visual e-Flashcards* IndexKeywords: Arabic; media Arabic; learn Arabic; teach Arabic; fast Arabic; quick Arabic; easy Arabic; newspaper Arabic; "e;how to say"e; Arabic.