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:
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.
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.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Introduction. The Sounds of Arabic. The Arabic Alphabet. 1. Hello and welcome! 2. My family 3. Would you like some tea? 4. Does it have air conditioning? 5. Anything else? 6. What does he look like? 7. That's better 8. Review 9. My life 10. I like fishing 11. Straight on 12. Did you enjoy yourself in France? 13. A long time ago 14. The Nile restaurant 15. Review. Structure Summary. Arabic script supplement. Key to exercises English-Arabic glossary. Arabic-English glossary.