Thirteen Ways to Make a Plural: Preparing to Learn Arabic

Thirteen Ways to Make a Plural: Preparing to Learn Arabic

AUC Press

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Jacob Halpin

Several books provide practical guidance to learning language more efficiently, but none address the issues unique to Arabic in any depth.

Large potential audience of Arabic students, language schools, academic institutions

Author writes from direct experience and has conducted interviews with other learners

An essential guide for anyone seeking to learn Arabic, including tips and tricks to make the process more productive

Arabic is one of the worlds most complex and fascinating languages, but many students dive into it without first understanding what they are aiming for, much less knowing how they will get there. Thirteen Ways to Make a Plural: Preparing to Learn Arabic provides essential guidance on making a success of learning Arabic, drawing on the authors personal experience of having been there and done it, along with the insights and advice of countless other students and teachers.

Written in a lively and engaging style, this invaluable primer enables readers to identify the type of Arabic (modern standard or colloquial) suited to their needs, to set realistic learning goals, and to achieve them more efficiently. It includes tried-and-tested methods for improving vocabulary retention, speaking fluency, listening accuracy, and reading skills, while separating the grammar thats needed in the real world from that which can be left for later. It also provides helpful advice on how to make the most of an immersion experience abroad, what it takes to reach an advanced level, and the Arabic required in different professional areas.

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