ERIC Number: ED130502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Lessons in Contemporary Arabic. Lessons 1-8.
Ferguson, Charles A.; Ani, Moukhtar
This course of lessons in Arabic is intended for use in semi-intensive or intensive courses (6 to 8 hours a week) at the college level for Americans who want to learn the kind of Arabic used today throughout the Arab world for writing and formal speaking. This volume consists of eight lessons, about half of the full textbook as planned. The course presupposes a foundation in the Arabic sound and writing systems; no explanations are given in these areas. Each lesson consists of five main parts: (1) the Basic Sentences, a set of natural Arabic sentences on a certain topic; (2) the Grammar Notes, a set of explanations of features of the grammatical structure of the language which have appeared in the Basic Sentences; (3) the Drills, exercises of various kinds devised to drill the student on the features of grammar and vocabulary learned up to that point; (4) the Supplementary Sentences, containing familiar words and constructions in new combinations; and (5) a Vocabulary of all the new words occurring in that lesson, with their English equivalents. The course is intended to be used with a qualified instructor. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Arabic, College Language Programs, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Standard Spoken Usage, Textbooks, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary, Written Language
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.