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- DescriptionDrawing on her years of experience as an Arabic instructor and course developer, Samia Louis has used a functional approach to create a bright, invative coursebook for the study of Egyptian colloquial Arabic - the spoken dialect most frequently studied and most widely understood in the Arab world. Designed according to the ACTFL guidelines for teaching Arabic as a foreign language, in ten highly structured lessons Kallimni 'Arabi trains students in the crucial skills, with particular emphasis on listening and speaking. The accompanying audio CD carries recordings of the dialogues and exercises in each chapter, made by Egyptian native speakers. From the basics of communicating (asking directions, the language of shopping) to more advanced conversations (future plans, hobbies and free time), Kallimni 'Arabi is structured so that students learn Egyptian Arabic using real-life situations and expressions. The key topics covered gradually lead students to understand, use, and speak Arabic, rather than simply memorize fixed phrases. Kallimni 'Arabi is aimed at students with some ability to read and write Arabic, who have had the equivalent of 30 hours of a beginner Colloquial Arabic class or 40 hours of a Modern Standard Arabic program.
- Author BiographySamia Louis has taught Arabic for fifteen yearswith the International Language Institute (ILI) in Cairo, an affiliate of the International House World Organization. She is also a writer and course developer.
- Author(s)Samia Louis
- PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press
- Date of Publication15/07/2009
- FormatMixed media product
- SubjectLanguage Learning (other than ELT)
- Place of PublicationCairo
- Country of PublicationEgypt
- ImprintThe American University in Cairo Press
- Weight680 g
- Width168 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Contained items statementContains Paperback and CD-Audio
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