1st Edition

Reading the Arab World
A Content-Based Textbook for Intermediate to Advanced Learners of Arabic

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ISBN 9780367187194
October 26, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
392 Pages 371 B/W Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Reading the Arab World is a content-based textbook for intermediate to advanced students of Arabic, designed to enhance language skills through exposure to authentic texts.

Students will develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as they learn about the most contemporary issues shaping the Arab world through a range of authentic texts. The choice of texts and authors is diverse and includes texts from various sources and geographical regions in the Arab world, as well as authors of different genders, ages, generations, and schools of thought, thus ensuring a compelling range of viewpoints and angles. Each text is supported by relevant tasks such as vocabulary exercises, comprehension activities, and discussion questions.

This is an ideal resource for students of Arabic as a second or heritage language, working at or above the Intermediate-High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale.

Table of Contents

1. Family Issues  2. Youth Issues  3. Women's Issues  4. Religion's Impact on Individuals and Society  5. Education and Human Development Issues  6. Economy and Development Issues  7. Cultural and Societal Issues  8. The Question of Identity  9. Intellectual and Cultural Issues  10. Politcs Issues

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Yehia A. Mohamed is Associate Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University in Qatar.