A great little resource for EFL teachers in the Middle East,
This review is from: Keep Writing: Bk. 1: A Writing Course for Arab Students (Skills) (Paperback)
This is a very nice writing course for low-level Arabic learners of English. Starting from how handwriting should look (and where text should sit on the line) through basic sentence structures, it consistently builds on what has been taught before.
Although it is only black and white and the images are sketches, it can be fully engaging and motivating for the students if the teacher adds to and develops the lesson. It is also worthwhile going to the extra effort to use this material because the content is all related to the Middle East - the names of people and places are familiar to them and the topics are 'safe' for lesson content.
The book has 6 units and is fairly self-explanatory, though Harrison has gone to the trouble of adding some 'Teacher's Notes' at the back. Each unit follows the same/similar pattern and so should be used in conjunction with other material to avoid repetition.
Overall, a book I'm happy to use and which is showing very effective results in my newly-literate adult learners.
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