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Arabic Textbooks for Scheduled Courses

Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk

This information is correct at the time of compiling. SOAS reserves the right to make amendments where necessary.(August 2013)

See the range of Arabic language courses and activities at SOAS Language Centre.

Modern Standard Arabic
  • Beginners Term 1: Unit 1-8 from 'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Beginners Term 2: Unit 8-14 from 'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Beginners Term 3: Unit 1-5 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Lower Intermediate Terms 1/2/3: Unit 6-8 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Lower Intermediate Term 2: Unit 9-11 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Lower Intermediate Term 3: Unit 12-14 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Upper Intermediate Term 1: Unit 15-17 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Upper Intermediate Term 2: Unit 18-20 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Upper Intermediate Term 3: Unit 1-2 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
  • Advanced 1: Unit 3-4 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
  • Advanced 2 Unit 5-6 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
  • Advanced 3: Unit 7-8 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
  • Proficiency: Unit 9-10 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
  • Accelerated Stage 1 Term 1: Unit 1-14 from 'Mastering Arabic’ by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book and CD. Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.
  • Accelerated Stage 1 Term 2/3: Unit 1-8 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.
  • Accelerated Stage 2 Term 1: Unit 9-14 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.
  • Accelerated Stage 2 Term 2/3: Unit 15-20 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.
Modern Standard Arabic -  Easter and Summer Programmes
  • Summer/ Easter Intensive Beginners (20 hours): Unit 1-8 from 'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.
  • Summer/Easter Intensive Lower Intermediate (20 hours): Unit 1-5 from Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs,  2nd edition '  with DVDs by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi. Plus authentic supporting materials provided by teaching staff.
Colloquial Egyptian Arabic
  • Beginners 1-2-3: SOAS Material  plus and Etkallim Masri: Egyptian Arabic Beginners level, book one.
  • Beginners, Lower Intermediate, 1-2-3:  Kallimni 'arabi: An Intermediate Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic by Samira Louis
  • Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency: Umm Al-Dunya: Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic by Abbas Al-Tonsi , Heba Salem and Nevenka Korica Sullivan 
Certificate & Diploma in Communicative Arabic
  • Beginners to Advanced:

    Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  1 and 2 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi

    Kallimni 'arabi: A Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic Beginners to Advanced Series in Spoken Egyptian Arabic'
    by Samira Louis, American University of Cairo (2007)
    McLaughlin, L. 'Colloquial Arabic (Levantine)', London/New York, Routledge (1988)
    Ashtiany, J. 'Media Arabic', Edinburgh University Press (2003)

    Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.

Levantine Arabic
Gulf Arabic
  • Beginners: 'Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia' Routledge 2006. Plus SOAS Language Centre Gulf Arabic materials, provided by the Centre.
Maghrebi Arabic
  • Beginners: Abdeallah Chekayrati 'An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture', Georgetown University Press (2010) , available in SOAS bookshop. Plus SOAS Language Centre materials provided by the course teacher.
Qur'anic Arabic
  • All levels: 'Access to Qur'anic Arabic' by Abdul Wahid Hamid. Published by MELS. Textbook, workbook, selections book and 4 CDs. Plus materials provided by the course teacher
Arabic for Native Speakers
  • Level 1 Term 1,2,3: Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  1 with DVDs, 3rd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the course teacher.
  • Level 2 Term 4,5,6: Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  1 with DVDs, 3rd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the course teacher.
Business Arabic
  • Intermediate: 'Business Arabic' (Intermediate Level) by RajiRammuny - authentic texts and audio visual materials.SOAS Language Centre authentic business Arabic materials and exercise pack provided by the course teachers.