This is an absolutely wonderful text and audio files. I have learned so much about Iraqi Arabic from these materials. The main thing is the excellent presentation of verb forms so that the learner becomes completely familiar with both perfect and imperfect verb forms. I have seen so many Arabic language books and materials where the imperfect "tense" (essentially the present tense) is "shied away from" (for some unknown reason,) or as if the imperfect tense were "too difficult" for the beginning learner. Here, the author is completely upfront about it, and one learns these forms right away. This is exactly what is needed! I gave up on "Modern Standard Arabic" because the authors in all the books on the subject that I read refused to discuss the imperfect tense!
Other positive aspects of these materials are: the audio files are extremely professional, and most, if not all of the exercises are not only interesting, but very useful for the learner. I originally began my study of Iraqi Arabic just to learn enough to satisfy my curiosity about the language, but I have found that once into the materials, I could not stop learning! I have been a lifelong foreign language learner, and these are some of the best language materials I have ever encountered for ANY language.
I like to write out the dialogues and exercises on big sheets of paper to help reinforce my learning, and I found the romanized Arabic system that the author uses to be excellent. There are only some slight variations in the script that I use. For example, instead of the author's more "linguistic" use of "x" for the gutteral sound, I always transpose this into "kh" which to me is a better representation of the sound. But aside from certain minor variations that I prefer, the romanization is a great asset to helping the learner learn the aural-oral aspects of the language without being encumbered by the Arabic writing system at the beginning. I feel the writing system, because it is basically phonetic, can be learned later, or separately, if need be. But for the learner, studying the language at the beginning, in particular, in a familiar orthography ensures faster progress.
I highly recommend Iraqi, in general, as a dialect choice for Arabic, and to a great extent, I owe that to these great materials.