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ERIC Number: ED267593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Yemeni Arabic I.
Qafisheh, Hamdi A.
Instructional materials for beginning Sanaani Arabic, a dialect used predominantly for oral communication, include 40 units consisting of text derived from recordings of spontanous conversations of native speakers in various communication situations. Some of the lesson topics are: greetings, getting acquainted, appointments, telephone conversations, shopping, education, mailing letters, telling time, directions, holidays, and festivals. The lessons include the following sections: a translation of the text; a list of vocabulary occurring in the text; additional related vocabulary; pronunciation notes; notes on grammar and constructions; drills using items in the lesson; and conversations and listening comprehension passages using familiar vocabulary in a new context. Introductory notes on use of the materials, a general bilingual glossary, and an index of grammatical terms are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Classroom Techniques, Conversational Language Courses, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Dialects, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Listening Comprehension, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Oriental Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Yemen