Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh

A Beginners’ Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic 1

Samia Louis

Drawing on her years of experience as an Arabic instructor and course developer, Samia Louis has used a functional approach to create a bright, innova

English edition
1 March 2009
268 pp.
Illustrated
17X24cm
ISBN 9789774162206
For sale worldwide

$29.95

Drawing on her years of experience as an Arabic instructor and course developer, Samia Louis has used a functional approach to create a bright, innovative set of coursebooks for the study of Egyptian colloquial Arabic—the spoken dialect most frequently studied and most widely understood in the Arab world. Now three new books, for beginner, early advanced, and higher advanced students, have been added to the series. Designed according to the ACTFL guidelines for teaching Arabic as a foreign language, each book of Kallimni ‘Arabi 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 CD carries recordings of the dialogs and exercises in each chapter, made by Egyptian native speakers. “The books in the [Kallimni ‘Arabi] series altogether present the best Arabic textbooks available . . . miles ahead of most others.”—David Wilmsen, American University of Beirut

Samia Louis

Samia Louis has taught Arabic for more than ten years with the International Language Institute (ILI) in Cairo (www.arabicegypt.edu), an affiliate of International House, and is the author of all the books in the Kallimni ‘Arabi series (AUC Press, 2007–09).
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