Welcome to the companion website for 'Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) by Munther Younes, Makda Weatherspoon and Maha Saliba Foster.
What you will find on this website:
- Teacher's Guide
- Oral Drills
- Language Games
This website includes audio, video, PowerPoint slides and writing demonstrations which are organized by unit to work alongside the textbook. Additional resources for students include:
- Grammar Appendix
- Listening and Video Texts and Answer Key
All video and audio files can be found in the Student Resources section of this website as well as on the DVD supplied with the textbook. An audio and video track list for the DVD can be found here.
"This program is a bold, honest, and compelling presentation of how Arabic is actually used by native speakers. It is thoughtfully presented by seasoned and passionate Arabic teachers and will take the novice Arabic language student to the solid Intermediate Mid level in all four language skill"Maher Awad, Senior Lecturer of Arabic, Certified ACTFL and ILR Tester, Rice University, USA
"A truly excellent textbook; comprehensive in its coverage of language skills; uses wide-ranging and up to date material; a good balance between classical and contemporary material; coherent across units and focused in each lesson. Choice of material is careful, closely matching the use of Arabic in social context and maintaining a good balance between narratives, news reports and current affairs. The icing on the cake for me is the element of humour that runs throughout the passages and dialogues. The language learner and the teacher will find this material a joy to work with."Enam Al-Wer, University of Essex, UK
"Arabiyyat al-Naas is a game-changing series that embodies a pioneering approach to Arabic language teaching and learning. By integrating formal and colloquial Arabic, Arabiyyat al-Naas presents the language as it is used in real life. The demand for this approach is now increasing exponentially around the world. Arabiyyat al-Naas is the result of years of creative thinking and innovative teaching."Jeremy Palmer, American University of Sharjah, UAE
"Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) is one of the best Arabic books that I have ever encountered. I have waited for years for this type of book, and it is finally here. This book teaches the Arabic spoken and formal languages. Could you imagine teaching your foreign student the written language and the colloquial at the same time? Usually, Arabic textbooks only teach one colloquial language. So, you may ask, which colloquial language does Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part One) teach? All of them! Each chapter the actor/hero/player travels to a new Arabic country and talks with the people in the colloquial day-to-day language native to that country. Then she goes and writes in her diary about her experiences and what she learned from that culture. The conversations are absolutely wonderful and sometimes funny. Students will learn to read and speak both dialects without too much trouble. I highly recommend this book to any institution or university, and especially government employees who want to pass their OPI, ACE, DLPT and other standardized tests. I encourage all the Arabic teachers in the USA and the rest of the world to use this long awaited book. This three-level book series includes videos, translated conversations, a variety of exercises which are fun, unique and challenging and much, much more. Arabiyyat al-Naas is the answer to the questions asked in every educational conference meeting: Which Arabic dialect should we teach? Should teachers teach colloquial at the same time as the formal language? Thank you to all who participated in creating this long awaited, fabulous book."Ferial Demy, Arabic Instructor at Diplomatic Language Services, Washington D.C., USA