Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh selected best Arabic textbook


AUC Press’s Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh has been selected from hundreds of recommended Arabic language learning resources as one of five "Best Arabic Books" by Tutorful, the UK-based online platform which enables parents and students to connect with tutors. 

Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh: A Beginners’ Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic 1 by Samia Louis is an innovative coursebook for teaching absolute beginners Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA), the spoken dialect most widely understood in the Arab world. Louis, an experienced Arabic instructor and course developer, trains students through highly structured lessons in the crucial skills, with particular emphasis on listening and speaking, using real-life situations and expressions. The accompanying audio files carry recordings of the dialogs and exercises in each chapter, made by native Egyptian speakers.

This textbook is the first part of a complete six-volume series called Kallimni ‘Arabi. It teaches all levels of ECA, from beginner to advanced, to speakers of Arabic as a foreign language. 

“Publishing good Arabic Language Learning textbooks is one of our priorities which is why AUC Press is delighted to see Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh listed at the top of the “Best Arabic Books” in Tutorful’s recent editorial,” said Dr. Nigel Fletcher-Jones, AUC Press director.

In her article “The Expert Guide to Learning Arabic: Tips and Tools for 2018,” Rachael Sprague, Student Enrichment editor, dispels common language myths about learning Arabic, offers “6 Steps to Fluency,” and advises students to “utilize every great resource possible” to learn the language. Her editorial recommends Arabic alphabet applications, Arabic language and culture blogs, and Arabic learning textbooks. “Kallimni 'Arabi Bishweesh is perfect for beginners,” she writes. 

“More and more people are learning Arabic and AUC Press is always looking for new and innovative ways to facilitate the learning process,” explained Trevor Naylor, AUC Press's associate director for sales and marketing. 

AUC Press publishes a large selection of Arabic Language Learning books, for both ECA and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Its most recent titles include Kilma Hilwa: Egyptian Arabic through Popular Songs Intermediate Level and Musiqa al-Kalimat Modern Standard Arabic through Popular Songs: Intermediate to Advanced by Bahaa Ed-Din Ossama, both of which give students the unique opportunity to learn Arabic through the songs of iconic Arab singers.   

June 2018

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