Ahlan wa Sahlan Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners: With Online Media Second Edition Mahdi Alosh, Mahdi Alosh, Allen Clark

Publication date:
11 Sep 2015
Yale University Press
704 pages: 276 x 216mm
396 color & 47 b-w illus.

The second edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This edition features online video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program; and material designed according to proficiency principles.

Features of this Edition include:

  • video, filmed in Syria
  • expanded communicative activities
  • updated audio program
  • material designed according to proficiency principles

Components of the Second Edition include:

  • A full-color Student Textbook with included online audio and video access
  • Annotated Instructor’s Edition (ISBN 978-0-300-14047-7)
  • Sound and Script Workbook
  • Online, interactive exercises

Mahdi Alosh was the associate dean for international affairs at the United States Military Academy and also taught Arabic at The Ohio State University for 17 years. Allen Clark is an Arabic instructor and the director of the Arabic program at the University of Mississippi.

"It allows the best development of the cultural competence of the learner. Such a construction of the textbook allows the presentation of culture and realities elements of the Al-Watan al-'Arabi in a coherent, clear and complex way."—Magdalena Lewicka, Anna Waszau, Universal Journal of Educational Research, Nicolas Copernicus University, Poland

"Ahlan wa Sahlan, in its newly enhanced form, will continue to be what it has already been: an excellent syllabus with which Arabic-language programs and individual courses can introduce learners to the language, creating a user-friendly environment within which both teacher and learner can operate with comfort and profit."—Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania