"This text is the most comprehensive and thoroughly designed work of its kind. Students of Arabic may benefit much by the time they absorb its contents, and their knowledge of Arabic will increase immensely since the authors really want students to learn how to communicate in the language." Northeast Conference Review
This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). A step-by-step guide to understanding Arabic texts, it enables the student to develop conversational ability as well as reading and writing skills. It includes up-to-date data on the Middle East and North Africa, an Arabic-English glossary containing 2600 entries, a variety of exercises, and a key. Accompanying cassettes are also available. This long-established and successful text has been completely revised for English-speaking learners, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.