Al-Asas for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers
nationalities uses modern and advanced educational techniques to provide
students with a core understanding of the Arabic language and its
proper usage. The series consists of three volumes that guide students
from one level to the next in a gradual and logical fashion. The series
is unique in that it approaches grammatical issues from a functional
The Beginner Level starts with
the alphabet and its phonetics and advances to 10 lessons that address
everyday issues that would help students gradually integrate into
society. It has nine appendices and comes with an audio MP3 CD (8 hours
and a half).
The Advanced Beginner
Level consists of 15 lessons that complement the previous volume. It is
unique in that it contains several dialogue-themed exercises with a
clear emphasis on four key skills: reading, conversation, listening, and
writing. It has six appendices and comes with an audio MP3 CD (2 hours
and a half).
The Intermediate Level
consists of 23 lessons that revolve around Arab culture, key historic
cities, and past civilizations. It has six appendices and comes with an
audio MP3 CD (3 hours).
About the author:
Fawzieh A. Bader is an author of several works and a long-time educator.
specializes in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. She has over 30
years of experience in teaching the language, and culture, at numerous
levels and to students from extensive backgrounds, varying academic
levels, and a broad range of professions. She served as an instructor at
the University of Jordan (Languages Center) for 10 years.
experience extends to teaching both colloquial and classical Arabic
dialects, in addition to teaching grammar, reading, writing and
conversational skills, Arabic language usage in specific areas, like
politics, economics, and human rights issues, and instructing on methods
for teaching Arabic as a foreign language. She also helped students
prepare for international Arabic proficiency exams, such as the CASA
She holds a Master’s Degree in the Arabic language, with additional backgrounds in education and psychology.