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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

Modern Standard Arabic

LanguageLevelUnitsCourse Materials
MSABeginners Term 11 to 8'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book 1 and CD.
Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher
MSABeginners Term 28 to 14'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book 1 and CD.
Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher
MSABeginners Term 31 to 5Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1  with DVDs 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus extra supporting material provided by the teacher
    
MSA Lower
Intermediate Term 1
6, 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
 MSALower
Intermediate Term 2 
9, 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
 MSALower
Intermediate Term 3
12, 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
 
 MSAUpper
Intermediate Term 1
15, 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
 MSAUpper
Intermediate Term 2 
18, 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
 MSAUpper
Intermediate Term 3 
1 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
    
 MSAAdvanced 1  3 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
 MSA Advanced 2 5 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
 MSAAdvanced 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
 
MSAProficiency9 and 10Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition
Plus authentic materials provided by the teacher
 
MSAAccelerated Stage 1.11 to 14'Mastering Arabic'  by Wightwick and Gaafar. Published by Macmillan. Book and CD. Plus extra supporting material provided  by the teaching staff.
MSAAccelerated Stage 1.21 to 8Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching stafff
MSAAccelerated Stage 1.39 to 14Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
plus authentic supporting  materials provided by teaching staff.
MSAAccelerated Stage 2.115 to 20Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 1 with DVDs, 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
plus authentic supporting  materials provided by teaching staff.
MSAAccelerated Stage 2.21 to 4Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus authentic material provided by the teacher
MSAAccelerated Stage 2.35 to 8Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus authentic material provided by the teacher
Advanced Communicative Arabic (Accelerated)Terms 1, 2 & 3 Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part 2  with DVDs 2nd edition
By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus authentic material provided by the teacher

 

Intensives (Easter or Summer)

LanguageLevelUnitCourse Materials
MSA

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
MSA

Summer/Easter Intensive
Lower Intermediate

20 hours

1 to 5Al-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.

 

Arabic (Colloquial Egyptian)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Colloquial Egyptian ArabicBeginners, 1, 2, 3SOAS Material  plus
Kallimni 'Arabi Bishweesh: A Beginners' Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic 1
by Samira Louis
Colloquial Egyptian ArabicBeginners, Lower Intermediate, 1,  2 & 3kallimni 'arabi: An Intermediate Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic
by Samira Louis
Colloquial Egyptian ArabicUpper IntermediateKallimni ‘Arabi Aktar
An Upper Intermediate Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic 3
by Samira Louis
Colloquial Egyptian ArabicAdvanced and ProficiencyUmm Al-Dunya: Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Abbas Al-Tonsi , Heba Salem and Nevenka Korica Sullivan

 

Cert/Dip in Communicative Arabic

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Diploma in Communicative ArabicBeginner to AdvancedAl-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  1 and 2 with DVDs, 2nd edition By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus extra supporting material provided by the teaching staff
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).

Arabic (Colloquial Levantine)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Levantine ArabicBeginners'Syrian Colloquial Arabic' from:http://syrianarabic.com/contents.html
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 ArabicLower and Upper Intermediate'Syrian Colloquial Arabic' from: http://syrianarabic.com/contents.html
Levantine ArabicAdvanced
And Proficiency
Ahlan Wa Sahlan 'Syrian Colloquial Arabic' from: http://syrianarabic.com/contents.html  
The full book can be purchased from the site in digital PDF format (with accompanying mp3 audio files).
in addition to materials prepared by the teacher

 

Arabic (Colloquial Gulf)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Gulf ArabicBeginnersetkallam khaleeji Book One - Gulf and Iraqi Arabic by Yousef Omar, Abdul-Raouf Garoub London Arabic Publication 2014

 

Arabic (Colloquial Maghrebi)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Maghrebi ArabicBeginnersAbdeallah Chekayrati 'An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture', Georgetown University Press (2010), available in SOAS bookshop. Plus SOAS Language Centre Materials provided by your course teacher.

 

Arabic (Qur'anic)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Qur'anic ArabicAll'Access to Qur'anic Arabic' by Abdul Wahid Hamid. Published by MELS. Textbook, workbook, selections book and 4 CDs.

 

Arabic (Native Speakers)

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Arabic for Native SpeakersStage 1
Term 1 to 3
Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  1 with DVDs, 3rd edition By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.
Arabic for Native SpeakersStage 2
Term  4 to 6
Al-KitaabfiiTacallum al-cArabiyya part  2 with DVDs, 3rd edition By Brustad, Al-Batal and Al-Tonsi.
Plus authentic material provided by the teacher.

 

Business Arabic

LanguageLevelCourse Materials
Business ArabicIntermediate'Business Arabic' (Intermediate Level) by RajiRammuny - authentic texts and audio visual materials.
SOAS Language Centre authentic business Arabic materials and exercise pack provided by teachers.