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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.

LanguageLevelUnitsCourse Materials
Modern Standard ArabicBeginners Term 11 to 8

'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book1 and CD.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicBeginners Term 28 to 14

'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book and 1 CD.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicBeginners Term 31to5

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.

Modern Standard ArabicLower Intermediate Terms 1, 2 and 36,7,8

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.

Modern Standard ArabicLower Intermediate Terms 29,10,11

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.

Modern Standard ArabicLower Intermediate Terms 312,13,14

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.

Modern Standard ArabicUpper Intermediate Terms 115,16,17

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.

Modern Standard ArabicUpper Intermediate Terms 218,19,20

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.

Modern Standard ArabicUpper Intermediate Terms 31 and 2

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicAdvanced 13 and 4

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicAdvanced 25 and 6

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicAdvanced 37 and 8

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicProficiency9 and 10

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard ArabicAccelerated Stage 1 Term 11 to 14

'Mastering Arabic’ by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book and CD. Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff.

Modern Standard ArabicAccelerated Stage 1 Term 2 and 31 to 8

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 ArabicAccelerated Stage 2 Term 19 to 14

Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic supporting  materials provided by teaching staff.

Modern Standard ArabicAccelerated Stage 2 Term 2 and 315 to 20

 Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition by Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.Plus authentic supporting  materials provided by teaching staff.

Intensive MSA courses Easter or Summer

Modern Standard Arabic

Summer/ Easter Intensive Beginners

20 hours

1 to 8

'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book 1 and CD.Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher.

Modern Standard Arabic

 Summer/Easter Intensive
Lower Intermediate

20 hours

1 to 5

 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.

  

LanguageLevelCourse Materials

Colloquial Egyptian Arabic

Beginners 1-2-3

SOAS Material  plus and Etkallim Masri: Egyptian Arabic Beginners level, book one

Colloquial Egyptian Arabic

 Beginners, Lower Intermediate, 1-2-3

 Kallimni 'arabi: An Intermediate Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic by Samira Louis

Colloquial Egyptian Arabic

Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency

Umm Al-Dunya: Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic by Abbas Al-Tonsi , Heba Salem and Nevenka Korica Sullivan

   
Diploma in Communicative ArabicBeginner 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

Beginners

Ahlan Wa Sahlan 'Syrian Colloquial Arabic' The first three chapters are free to download. The full book can be purchased from that site in digital PDF format (with accompanying mp3 audio files).

Levantine Arabic

Lower Intermediate

Ahlan Wa Sahlan 'Syrian Colloquial Arabic'

Levantine Arabic

Upper Intermediate

Ahlan Wa Sahlan 'Syrian Colloquial Arabic'

Levantine Arabic

Advanced
And Proficiency

Ahlan Wa Sahlan 'Syrian Colloquial Arabic' in addition to materials prepared by the teacher
   

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

'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.

Arabic for Native Speakers

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.