A Basic Course is a textbook in spoken Moroccan Arabic that is written for beginners--those who are unfamiliar with the Arabic language, alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Written in Latinate transcription for this reason, it is carefully designed to present these elements in a progressive, user-friendly, step-by-step manner. Following the initial pronunciation introductions and practice, there are 130 lessons consisting of a text where a small number of phrases and sentences illustrate grammatical points, which are, in turn, accompanied by notes that provide an explanation of the new grammatical material introduced in the text. These sections also contain exercises in the new grammar and vocabulary, with lists of the new words introduced in each lesson. Each lesson is structured in a way that guides the learner naturally and comfortably into an understanding of the structure of Moroccan Arabic. From there, the course progresses into ninety-seven short, conversational dialogues that place the student in a variety of social situations. A CD containing MP3 audio files that further enhance the lessons and dialogues is also available from Georgetown University Press. Visit our website for details: www.press.georgetown.edu.