Kallimni 'Arabi Bishweesh: A Beginners' Course in Spoken Egyptian Arabic 1 (Paperback)
Drawing on her years of experience as an Arabic instructor and course developer, Samia Louis has used a functional approach to create a bright, innovative set of coursebooks for the study of Egyptian colloquial Arabic--the spoken dialect most frequently studied and most widely understood in the Arab world. Now three new books, for beginner, early advanced, and higher advanced students, have been added to the series. Designed according to the ACTFL guidelines for teaching Arabic as a foreign language, each book of Kallimni 'Arabi trains students through highly structured lessons in the crucial skills, with particular emphasis on listening and speaking, using real-life situations and expressions. The associated audio files carry recordings of the dialogs and exercises in each chapter, made by Egyptian native speakers. "The books in the Kallimni 'Arabi] series altogether present the best Arabic textbooks available . . . miles ahead of most others."--David Wilmsen, American University of Beirut.
Samia Louis taught Arabic for many years with the International Language Institute (ILI) in Cairo, which was an affiliate of International House. She is the author of all the books in the Kallimni 'Arabi series (AUC Press, 2007-2009) and the Lughatuna al-Fusha series (AUC Press, 2010-2015).