Kalima wa Nagham: A Textbook for Teaching Arabic, Volume I

Contributed By: Ghazi Abuhakema
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Print Publication
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Texas Press
Author: Ghazi Abuhakema, Nasser Isleem, Raed Qasem
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

Presenting a new Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) curriculum that can be used in secondary and postsecondary educational settings, Kalima wa Nagham (Volume I) is a textbook that uniquely and simultaneously introduces Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and salient aspects of Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA) to beginning language students. Students who fully utilize this book should be able to develop the different language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and deep cultural knowledge.


Written by Arabic language teaching practitioners and experienced educators who are certified language testers, Volume I of Kalima wa Nagham employs a threaded story that introduces language concepts, as well as music to enhance vocabulary retention and recall. At the core of the textbook are dialogues that present students and teachers with examples of Arabic grammatical concepts, important cultural aspects, as well as related vocabulary. These are supplemented by drills and activities that can be used in a classroom setting or pursued individually. The textbook is accompanied by an audio with all dialogues, pronunciation and listening drills and charts. This volume is student-centered in content and methodology which will enable learners to meet and exceed linguistic and cultural proficiency expectations. >

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