Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VIBRANT, EXCELLENT, and a READY-MADE 'TEACHER'
I have responded to the negative comment of one reviewer, in "comments".

It is very rewarding to know this course is used in schools and colleges in many parts of the world. Though the course title says "for children", the course is equally suited in my opinion (if not more) for adults because an adult needs colours, illustrations, large print, fun and vibrancy...
Published on 18 May 2012 by Amazon Customer

versus
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the teacher?
Maybe it was my mistake but I bought this book hoping to have lot of activities to practice my Arabic with. Well, it does have a lot of great exercises but you need a teacher to tell you how to do them because there is very little instruction on what you're supposed to do. This would be a fantastic accompaniment to an Arabic course. I just wish they would produce an...
Published on 14 Nov 2008 by Square Bear


Most Helpful First | Newest First

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VIBRANT, EXCELLENT, and a READY-MADE 'TEACHER', 18 May 2012
This review is from: Madinah Arabic Reader Book 1 (Paperback)
I have responded to the negative comment of one reviewer, in "comments".

It is very rewarding to know this course is used in schools and colleges in many parts of the world. Though the course title says "for children", the course is equally suited in my opinion (if not more) for adults because an adult needs colours, illustrations, large print, fun and vibrancy - such as I found in this course - to learn and master a foreign language.

I find this course is vibrant and excellent for non-natives of Arabic. It teaches classical and modern Arabic in clear, logical steps and covers an extensive amount. It is beautifully produced. Pages are filled with fun, colourful pictures to aid understanding rules, examples, vocabulary, and lexical and grammatical elements.

I thoroughly enjoyed the copious exercises which are filled with variety and creativity. The conversations are easy and clear to understand and contain the grammar rules learnt in the lesson in an applied and 'every-day' way.

I also appreciate the author's exceptional qualifications which gives me confidence that I have found one of the best teachers for non-Arabs: Dr. V. Abdur Rahim (author) is a Scholar of Arabic who specialises in teaching Arabic to non-natives. He has been teaching Arabic to non-natives for 50 years. He was formerly Professor of Arabic for 30 years at the Islaamic University, Madinah. He has MPhil and PhD degrees in Arabic Philology from the University of al-Azhar (Cairo, Egypt), and majored in English Literature and Language. He is also an expert of European languages. Knowing all this is very rewarding.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the teacher?, 14 Nov 2008
This review is from: Madinah Arabic Reader Book 1 (Paperback)
Maybe it was my mistake but I bought this book hoping to have lot of activities to practice my Arabic with. Well, it does have a lot of great exercises but you need a teacher to tell you how to do them because there is very little instruction on what you're supposed to do. This would be a fantastic accompaniment to an Arabic course. I just wish they would produce an instruction book for this series for those of us who are unable to access Arabic classes.

PS There are lots of pretty colours and pictures which visual learners will find very helpful! :-)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Madinah Arabic Reader Book 1
Madinah Arabic Reader Book 1 by Dr. V. Abdur Rahim (Paperback - 2005)
Used & New from: £3.38
Add to wishlist See buying options
Only search this product's reviews