Alif Baa Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Third Edition, with DVD)
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Learning Arabic is hard... This book doesn't make it easier, exactly, but I am actually learning the alphabet and able to write so it must be doing something correctly. Brustad and Al-Batal wrote the Al-Kitaab series while they were associate professors of Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin,  where they taught for years. They now live in Lebanon, Al-Batal's homeland, and work at the American University of Beirut. Al-Tonsi is a senior lecturer at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.  Texts [ edit ]
Bonus: it may surprise you to learn the Arabic characters make up the written alphabet for a bunch of different languages, including Persian, Malayalam, Urdu, Central Kurdish, Pashto, and Uyghur. So by learning the Arabic alphabet, you’ll build a reading base for other languages, as well! Arabic alphabet overview: 2 important questions, answered How many letters are there in the Arabic alphabet?Alif Baa Arabic offers specialized courses in the sciences of the Qur’an and Tajweed, A license in memorizing the Noble Qur’an with the transmitted chain to the Prophet.
The first edition of the Al-Kitaab series included materials in both formal Modern Standard Arabic (also called Fusha) and Egyptian Arabic.  At the time, this was unusual, as most Arabic instructional texts taught only Fusha, or, less commonly, only a colloquial dialect.  The current third edition includes Fusha, Egyptian, and Levantine Arabic.  Storyline [ edit ] Arabic uses a system called Abjad, where each letter stands for a consonant (i.e., there are no vowel letters). Kristen Brustad; Mahmoud al-Batal; Abbas al-Tonsi (2013). Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al'Arabiyya, Part Two: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic (3rded.). Georgetown University Press. ISBN 978-1-58901-962-1. The joining of the Arabic Alphabet can be a difficult subject to master. The reason for this is that the way a letter joins depends on: