Kalaam Gamiil

An Intensive Course in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. Volume 2

Abbas Al-Tonsi
Laila Al-Sawi
Suzanne Massoud

Kalaam Gamiil Volume 2 further develops learners’ skills in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, along parallel tracks of vocabulary and grammar. It is desig

English edition
22 March 2013
256 pp.
Illustrated
17X24cm
ISBN 9789774164934
For sale worldwide

$29.95

Kalaam Gamiil Volume 2 further develops learners’ skills in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, along parallel tracks of vocabulary and grammar. It is designed to enable students to communicate effectively with native speakers in a wider range of social situations, with a higher degree of accuracy and fluency. It aims to do so by expanding learners’ vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, increasing their command of grammar (both syntax and morphology), as well as instilling a measure of cross-cultural understanding. Structured around more sophisticated topics that go beyond those of daily life conversations to cover social and cultural issues and concepts, each lesson includes two situations (often dialogues), a vocabulary list, preparatory sentences using the new vocabulary items and grammatical structures, explanations of the grammar in English, relevant cultural information, in addition to a variety of mechanical drills and communicative exercises. The book, volume two of a two-part series, focuses on the speaking and listening skills that will enable high intermediate to advanced students to handle a variety of more complicated communicative tasks successfully. One CD is included.

Abbas Al-Tonsi

Abbas Al-Tonsi is a senior lecturer in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the author or co-author of a number of Arabic coursebooks, including the <em>Al-Kitaab </em>series.

Laila Al-Sawi

Laila Al-Sawi is a senior instructor at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo, and co-author of Kalaam Gamiil 1 & 2 (AUC Press, 2010, 2011). Iman Saad is an Arabic language instructor at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo.
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