This simple and effective guide teaches you every¬thing you need to know to read and write Arabic. There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice exercises, and even reading passages. No previous knowledge of Arabic is assumed, and this guide can be used in conjunction with any Arabic course, including Living Language Complete Arabic: The Basics, Starting Out in Arabic, and Living Language Ultimate Arabic.
Introduction to the book
The Living Language Complete Guide to Arabic Script is a beginner's course in reading and writing Arabic. It may be used as a supplement to any Arabic course, including Living Language Complete Arabic The Basics, Living Language Starting Out in Arabic, or Living Language Ultimate Arabic. This book does not assume any background knowledge of Arabic, although since it focuses on reading and writing Arabic, it is most useful when used in conjunction with one of these courses, which teach everything you need to speak and understand Arabic.
Since Arabic uses a different script, students of the language need to make a choice as to when they'd like to tackle it. You may wish to focus first on the spoken language and develop skills in conversation¬l Arabic before dealing with the written language. Or, you may prefer to focus on the two concurrently. The choice really depends on your needs and goals, so Living Language offers a range of Arabic courses. Complete Arabic - The Basics and Starting Out in Arabic are designed for students who prefer to focus on the spoken language first, and Ultimate Arabic is designed for students who prefer to learn both the written and the spoken language from the beginning. For a description of each of these programs and suggestions on how to use this book with them, see the section on Arabic Courses Offered by Living Language, which follows this introduction.
1st edition, 2008, Pb, 124pp, 13.2 x 20.2cm