- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press; Bilingual edition (15 Jan. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9774161084
- ISBN-13: 978-9774161087
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 837,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News Paperback – 15 Jan 2008
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About the Author
Alaa Elgibali is professor of Arabic and linguistics and director of the Arabic language programs at the University of Maryland. Nevenka Korica is executive director of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo.
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I would also suggest that it would be even better to support the plain texts and vocabularies with some audio/video materials since the book is about media more than any other aspect of the language which definitely depends on the audio/video communication.
I'm using this book to teach intermediated to advanced Arabic learners along with a quite number of materials prepared for each lesson in order to communicate the selected texts and excerpts but that won't be the case for other learners.
Also, at the end there is a very useful glossary of terms organized by topics.
I would strongly suggest working with this textbook (alone is possible, although a teacher or language partner could help with discussion) first before jumping into translating direct from newspapers. Unless you are able to retain vocabulary after only seeing a word once, the structure is essential for building a strong foundation.
Do not buy this book expecting grammar explanations, you can find that elsewhere. Also, the words do not come with vowel markings, but neither do the newspapers.