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Reference Books 2017-07-11T13:06:40+00:00

Below you’ll find a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable books for learning Arabic. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking our Arabic programs and courses.

MODERN STANDARD ARABIC

Al-Kitaab Series

Al-Kitaab: Part One develops skills in standard Arabic while providing additional material in both colloquial and classical Arabic.

Standard Arabic

This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).

Spoken Standard Arabic

This text and its companion online media can be used to improve the conversational skills of second- to third-semester beginning Arabic students.

DICTIONARIES

Hans Wehr

“This Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (fourth edition) has been enlarged and amended with 13,000 new entries.

Al-Mawrid

The most advanced Arabic/English dictionary containing more than 50,000 words with many related appendices.

Concise Oxford Arabic-English Dictionary

It records the different levels of usage found in newspapers, radio, television, and films, providing major Arabic dialectal equivalents for familiar, colloquial, and slang words.

Visual Dictionary

The Arabic–English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Arabic.

Oxford Picture Dictionary

Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

This bidirectional dictionary uses current Arabic vocabulary and up-to-date English words and phrases that reflect American English.

GRAMMAR

New Arabic Grammar

The Supplement contains a number of new features. Apart from selections from the Qur’an, fables, stories, newspaper extracts,

Grammar of the Arabic Language

It contains sections on orthography and pronunciation, on the verb, the noun and adjective, on numerals, prepositions, adverbs and conjunctions.

Madinah Arabic

A tried and tested course over 40 years with proven track record of success, it is ideal in terms of the the topics covered and short time taken to learn.

Arabic Through the Qur’an

This language primer is ideally suited for those wishing to learn classical Arabic and for Muslims who wish to learn Arabic exclusively for use in their religious and spiritual practice.

An Introduction To Koranic and Classical Arabic

An elementary-level grammar of standard classical Arabic, the literary norm of the Arabic language that has not changed appreciably in fourteen hundred years.

A Grammar of Classical Arabic

This concise and well-organized grammar of classical Arabic, here translated from its original German into English for the first time, provides students of Arabic with a highly useful reference tool.

COLLOQUIAL ARABIC

Diwan Baladna

Contains more Than 46 topics, including 4000 spoken words, needed for everyday use. Traditional sayings, local slang, expressions and common greetings.

Palestinian Colloquial

Colloquial Palestinian Arabic is designed to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in learning the spoken dialect of Palestine and the surrounding region.

Colloquial Gulf Arabic

The book offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Arabic of the Gulf, together with an introduction to reading signs, business cards, advertisements and other realia.

MEDIA/NEWS ARABIC

Media Arabic

Media Arabic introduces the language of the newspapers, magazines, and internet news sites to intermediate and advanced level students of Modern Standard Arabic.

Advanced Media Arabic

Advanced Media Arabic systematically introduces authentic texts and audio files from a wide variety of media sources.

Understanding Media Arabic

This practical vocabulary reference provides concise and accessible lists of the most relevant vocabulary, providing key terms for translating from and into Arabic.

REFERENCES

1000 Key Vocab

With its easy-to-follow guidelines for memorization, this book makes vocabulary building faster and easier than ever

501 Arabic Verbs

 501 Arabic Verbs is printed in Arabic script with exemplary sentences in English for each verb. To reflect correct Arabic style, this book has been printed back cover to front and back page to front.

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people.