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  • 23 Oct 2013 11:37 AM | AATA Admin (Administrator)

    Marhaba! Level 2 Curriculum Guide Available November 1
    By Steven Berbeco Ed D

    "This is an excellent interactive approach that allows students to explore their creativity while learning the language. It gives students the opportunity to engage in more meaningful activities that cater to their own way of learning."
     - Nada Shaath, Bell High School, California

    Building on the innovative and student-centered Marhaba! Level 1 Curriculum Guide, this brand new Level 2 Guide ( offers more support and guidance for teachers of second-year Arabic. It includes:

    • More detailed instruction on choosing what Arabic grammar and vocabulary to teach students
    • How to plan curricula around the student daftar with more detailed Sample Curriculum Maps
    • Pedagogical support on designing assessments.
    • New activities and daftar pages
    • Explanation on how to adapt activities from Level 1 to teach the more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and cultural exploration of Level 2
    • Additional resources on the companion

    Read Steven Berbeco's The Effects of Non-Linear Curriculum Design on Arabic Proficiency ( to learn more about the theory and practice behind this successful teaching approach, where students create personalized textbooks called Daftars and take ownership of their own learning.

    Pre-Publication Offer: Get a coupon for 20% off these three titles and the daftars when you sign up for Cheng & Tsui's product announcements and special offers at
    To speak with a Publisher's Representative about our Arabic publications , please e-mail or call 1-800-554-1963 x5.

    Product Information:
    Publication Date: November 1, 2013

    Marhaba! Level 2 Curriculum Guide
    ISBN: 9780887279546

    Marhaba! Level 2 Student Daftars
    Term 1 Daftars
    ISBN: 9780887279553

    Term 2 Daftars
    ISBN: 9780887279560

    Term 3 Daftars
    ISBN: 9780887279577

    Term 4 Daftars
    ISBN: 9780887279584

  • 25 Apr 2011 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide

    Mohammad T. Alhawary

    Published by Wiley-Blackwell

    Modern Standard Arabic Grammar is comprehensive guide that introduces readers to the basic structure and grammar of the Arabic language. Its features include:

    • Comprehensive coverage of Arabic grammar and structure in current standard use (MSA), from entry level to advanced proficiency
    • Balanced treatment of the phonological, syntactic, and morphological rules of the Arabic language
    • An intuitive presentation of grammar rules and structures, in order of frequency and functional use
    • Straightforward explanations with minimum linguistic jargon and terminology, explaining the key issues

    Packed throughout with symbols, tables, diagrams, and illustrative examples, this book is essential reading for anyone in the early years of studying the language.

    For further information, see:

    reprinted from Arabic-L

  • 25 Apr 2011 3:19 PM | Anonymous

    An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture

    by Abdellah Chekayri
    Published by Georgetown University Press

    An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture and the accompanying multimedia DVD are designed to enable students to communicate effectively using Moroccan Arabic. Since Moroccan Arabic is rarely written or used in formal communication, the strength of the book lies in training learners in speaking and listening skills that can be used in everyday situations.

    The book uses Romanized transcription alongside Arabic script for the first three chapters and thereafter only the Arabic script. It also includes a glossary and answer key. It requires approximately 120 contact hours, plus 180-240 additional hours of preparation outside class. A novice student should reach the intermediate-mid level of proficiency by the end of this course.

    Visit the publisher’s website at

  • 25 Apr 2011 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic Core Vocabulary for Learners

    By Tim Buckwalter, Dilworth Parkinson

    A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic is an invaluable tool for all learners of Arabic, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as well as several of the most widely spoken Arabic dialects.

    Based on a 30-million-word corpus of Arabic which includes written and spoken material from the entire Arab world, this dictionary provides the user with detailed information for each of the 5,000 entries, including English equivalents, a sample sentence, its English translation, usage statistics, an indication of genre variation, and usage distribution over several major Arabic dialects.

    Users can access the top 5,000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index arranged by Arabic roots. Throughout the frequency listing there are thematically-organized lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing, and family terms.

    An engaging and highly useful resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of modern Arabic vocabulary.

    A CD version is available to purchase separately. Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research work.

    For further information, please see:

  • 25 Apr 2011 3:14 PM | Anonymous

    Arabic Language through Dialogue 1 (Available starting March 30, 2011)

    This is to announce that we are now taking orders on the first edition on the Arabic Language through Dialogue 1 textbook. The book attempts to make the learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to the non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises in each lesson. The series (now: books 1, 2 and 3 in addition to the Iraqi dialect textbook) was made possible by funding from the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC).

    Features: Dialogues, listening materials, fun exercises, art, culture and inclusive grammar all in full color.

    Authors: Dr. Hanada Taha-Thomure, Mr.Ghassan Zakaria, Ms. Lina Kholaky, Mr. Youniss El Cheddadi, Ms. Lina Hariri, Ms. Shereen Hijazi

    Publisher: Montezuma Publishing, San Diego State University

    For a sample chapter and to make an order please contact:  Ms Lina Hariri



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