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/9780415811316 offering 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.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Arabic of Egypt pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.
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.