Arabic is a world language. It is the official language, or one of the official languages, of nineteen countries spread across Saharan Africa and most of the Middle East. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations.
If you are planning to visit or work in an Arab country or are learning Arabic, then 'Teach Yourself Beginner's Arabic Script' will help you get to grips with the reading and writing the Arabic script. This book is a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing simple Arabic that will enable you to read Arabic signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. If you feel that learning the script is a daunting prospect, then this book will make it simple. The alphabet is introduced in stages and there's lots of practice of each new letter before the next is introduced. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Arab environment so that you will begin to familiarise yourself with the most common signs and directions.
The book is divided into two parts: Units 1-6 introduce the alphabet and Units 7-13 introduce different types of word and help you to start reading and writing. The final unit is a reading test so that you can check your progress and review any areas of difficulty. The two-way vocabularies enable you to find the words you need quickly and easily.
By the end of the book you will be reading and writing simple Arabic with confidence and be prepared for your next trip to an Arab country or further study of the language.
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