Read and Speak Arabic, 3rd Edition


Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260031020
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
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Learn how to communicate in Arabic with this accessible, entertaining program! Learning a new language can be especially challenging when the language uses a non-Roman script. Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners, 3rd Edition overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program to reinforce vocabulary and help you create basic structures. Each of the book’s eight topics was designed to help you develop your communication skills in key areas of daily life, such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, talking about your family and your country, and describing people, places, and objects. This updated edition is supported by flashcards for vocabulary in each topic, and two end-of-topic quizzes. The accompanying audio via the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and then have a chance to repeat them. Fun tests and puzzles reinforce your progress. Additional listening activities and games are also featured for additional language reinforcement. Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners, 3rd Edition features: • An accessible, proven approach to help you communicate in Arabic • A two-color layout and photographs illustrating key vocabulary • Games, puzzles, flashcards, and audio lessons to help you build languages skills • Clear explanations of how basic phrases are used for practical communication • Streaming audio for valuable speaking and listening practice • Detachable flashcards for language reinforcement, and more

Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners, Second Edition


Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007182040X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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Learn helpful Arabic vocabulary without being intimidated by its non-Roman script! Your desire to learn Arabic may be twarted by its script; how will you pick up the language if you can't understand its characters? Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program that will reinforce vocabulary as well as help you create basic structures. Each of the eight topics develop your communication skills in key areas, and your progress will be reinforced by tests and puzzles. The accompanying 55-minute audio CD contains all the key words and phrases for you to listen to and repeat. It also features entertaining listening activities and games for additional reinforcement. Two-color layout and photographs throughout to illustrate key vocabulary. Proven approach combines games, puzzles, flashcards, and audio to aid language. Clear explanations of how basic phrases are used for practical communication. Audio CD/MP3s for correct pronunciation provides speaking and listening practice and audio games; detachable flashcards allow language reinforcement. Topics include: What is your name?; Where are you from?; What is this?; Where is it?; What's it like?;How do I get there?;Who's this?; What do you do?

Arabic For Dummies


Author: Amine Bouchentouf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052781
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic for Dummies provides you with a painless and fun way to start communicating in Arabic. Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over 200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate, there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year old language, including: Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of its dialects Basic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone traveling to, doing business in, or serving in the Middle East It is the language in which the Koran is written There is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition in Arabic Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic, laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to this difficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. You’ll get the scoop on: The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

First Arabic Reader

Bilingual for Speakers of English
Author: Saher Ahmed Salama
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781450567510
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 137
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First Arabic Reader for beginners bilingual for speakers of English. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only 29 new words each. All audio tracks are available on lppbooks.com for free download.

Mastering Arabic


Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349206121
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 370
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An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Learn Arabic the Fast and Fun Way with Audio CDs


Author: Ragy H. Ibrahim,Munther Younces
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764195075
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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All books and audio components in Barron's Fast and Fun Way series are informal introductions to their target language, especially designed for travelers and suitable for teaching older children as well as adults. They are illustrated with line art and maps. This book introduces Arabic words and phrases needed for greeting people, asking for directions, dining, shopping, banking, and more, and use both Arabic script and transliterations into the Roman alphabet. Additional language learning aids include self-testing quizzes and puzzles. The audio compact discs that accompany the book present bilingual dialogues that reflect the book's content.

Beginner's Arabic Script


Author: John Mace
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division
ISBN: 9780340860168
Category: Arabic language
Page: 168
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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. The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.

Let's Talk Arabic


Author: Adam
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456601237
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 250
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(Let's Talk Arabic) is the faster and easier way to learn this language as it is: - A comprehensive book that will have you speaking Arabic with confidence in no time as it includes: - 15 step-by-step lessons - Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage - Simple explanations and plenty of examples - Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources - A comprehensive grammar reference section - A simple and effective guide teaches you everything you need to know to read and write Arabic. There are simple step-by-step explanations, plenty of practice reading exercises. No previous knowledge of Arabic is assumed. - The book teaches the basics of Modern Standard Arabic using a simple and effective building-block method which is proven, simple, solid and reliable, as it has been successful for few years! - The book includes everything you need - Vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice, and English - Arabic - English dictionary.

Arabic for Beginners

With a Guide to Arabic Writing
Author: Syed Ali
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780781801140
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 204
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This revised edition includes a Guide for Arabic Writing. Plural noun forms and lists of imperfect verb forms with tenses provide needed information. Excerpts from prose/poetry of eminent writers illustrate the text.

Talk Italian Grammar


Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1406676098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

Language Is Music

Over 100 Fun & Easy Tips to Learn Foreign Languages
Author: Susanna Zaraysky
Publisher: Create Your World Books
ISBN: 0982018991
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 101
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Language is Music focuses on making learning foreign languages fun, easy and affordable for anyone with a desire to communicate effectively with people around the world. By applying over 100 simple tips to things you already do, such as listening to music or surfing the Web, you can experience the joy of "fluency" in any language without having to study abroad or spend money on private tutors. In Language is Music, Susanna Zaraysky masterfully shares her listening methods so that anyone can have fun learning any language. With over 100 tips and 100 free or low-cost Internet resources, you will learn how to use daily activities, such as watching T.V. or listening to music; conversation partners; and attendance at cultural events to become a masterful speaker of any tongue. "Learning foreign languages is like learning to sing a song or play music," says self-made linguist Susanna Zaraysky and author of Language is Music. Zaraysky has what you might call "an ear" for languages, having used music to successfully learn English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian-all with excellent accents. Advance Praise for Language is Music "I love it! I think it will help people who want to learn, and those who are curious about additional language learning. Many people want to learn a language but are frightened, or disappointed by the courses they have taken. Reading Language is Music will encourage them to try again, on their own and with friendly supporters." -Dr. Elba Maldonado-Colon, Professor Department of Elementary Education Bilingual Program, San Jose State University LET IT JUST ROLL OFF YOUR TONGUE. With lyrical insight and solid experience, Susanna Zaraysky, author of Language is Music, provides easy steps for learning a language. Gone are the boring, disconnected strategies that most of us remember from school. You've never learned a language this quickly and easily. Zaraysky's methods embody fun, connection, rhythm, and above all...music. -Suzanne Lettrick, M.Ed Educator and Founder of The Global Education and Action Network "Forget dictionaries and phrase books . . . Susanna Zaraysky's easy-to-use guide to language learning is indispensable for any serious language learner wanting to become fluent--not just conversationally proficient--in another language. Language is Music will teach you how to make language acquisition a part of your daily life, and to recreate the kind of total-immersion environment necessary for fluency. Highly recommended reading for aspiring polyglots. Pick up this book and you too will be all ears!" -Justin Liang, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Marshallese, intermediate Spanish Back in France, I spent many years learning "academic" English in school. But I progressed much faster when I forced myself to listen to the BBC or not look at the subtitles when watching an American movie. I wish I had Susanna's book with me then. It's full of creative ideas and practical tips that are indispensable complements to the traditional methods of learning foreign languages -- and it's coming from someone you can trust, she speaks so many of them! -Philippe Levy, French native speaker This book is great. It showed me another aspect and a new approach of learning a language. I will put the book to good use. As a foreign English speaker, I spent many years at school learning English and did not make much progress. A lot of the tips that I read in this book, I learned them with time. However if I had read this book earlier, it would have made my life much easier and I would have saved so much time. I am going to apply the tips in Language is Music into learning a third language: Spanish. This time, I am sure I will make huge progress much faster. Not only is Language is Music useful in acquiring a foreign language, but the resources and websites in the book are valuable for someone who wants to travel abroad. -Fabien Hsu, French native speaker

Complete Arabic: A Teach Yourself Guide


Author: Jack Smart,Frances Altorfer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071627758
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
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It's easy to teach yourself Arabic! Complete Arabic provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Arabic, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Arabic with confidence. Within each of the 25 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues.You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.

Ahlan Wa Sahlan, with DVD/CD

Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners
Author: Mahdi Alosh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300219890
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 704
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The second edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This new edition features online video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program; and material designed according to proficiency principles. Features of the New Edition include: *video, filmed in Syria*expanded communicative activities*updated audio program*material designed according to proficiency principlesComponents of the Second Edition include: *A full-color Student Textbook with included online audio and video access*Annotated Instructor s Edition (ISBN 978-0-300-14047-7)*Sound and Script Workbook*Online, interactive exercises"

Read and Speak Chinese for Beginners with Audio CD, Second Edition


Author: Cheng Ma,Jane Wightwick,Leila Gaafar
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071739688
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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A beginners' guide to learning Chinese, introducing basic vocabulary, explaining sentence structures for eight key areas of everyday life, and featuring learning activities, games, puzzles, and flash cards. Includes listening exercises and audio games on CD-ROM.

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 2

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 2 & AP Study Exam Prep Book)
Author: Yi Ren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919235
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
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Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 135 Chinese characters and over 405 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 2 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 135 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 405 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Textbook

An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners (DVD Included)
Author: Cornelius C. Kubler
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919294
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include: Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both Features a variety of fonts and styles—typeset and handwritten—preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone The online material included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly.

Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Downloadable Audio Included)
Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914764
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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This is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The downloadable audio is another great way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Your First 100 Words in Persian


Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071425346
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 80
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YOUR FIRST 100 WORDS IN . . . PERSIAN A paperback original Takes the intimidation out of learning a new language In the Your First 100 Words In series, readers are shown how to decipher and read a new script by learning 100 primary words in a new language. Covering the languages of Iran and Afghanistan, this new addition to the Your First 100 Words In series can be used by students as a supplement for their language courses, by parents as an introduction for young children, or by learners independently.