Author: Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye; Ibrahim al-Dusouqi (calligraphy); Zaynab Alawiye (designer)
Publisher: Anglo-Arabic Graphics Ltd. (December 2003)
Pages: 48 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Gateway to Arabic is a well-structured, progressive course that has been carefully designed to teach Arabic in a non-Arabic-speaking environment to learners from a broad age range. The series has become well established in Britain and America and is used by a great many Muslim schools and madrasahs, as well as being stocked by the majority of Islamic bookshops in Britain. It is also well suited to individuals wishing to engage in self-study of the language.
This is a new curriculum series and has had remarkable success in its first year of usage. A well-structured progressive course designed to teach Arabic to students in a non-Arabic speaking environment. It contains a wealth of exercises to reinforce vocabulary and the understanding and application of grammar. Extensive research and piloting ensures that materials are easy to learn from and to teach. Books are designed to cater to the Muslim child learning Arabic in English speaking countries.
Gateway to Arabic Book Two builds on the basic reading and writing skills acquired in Book One (Starter Book). With a vocabulary of over 350 words and easy-to-follow explanations, supported by 250 illustrations, Book Two provides learners with a basic knowledge of Arabic grammar, enabling them to take their first steps in understanding and using non-verbal sentences.
The series is intended to take the student from having no knowledge of Arabic, all the way up to GCSE level (the U.K.’s General Certificate in Secondary Education) and beyond.
This book covers:
# Gender of nouns and agreement of adjectives
# Asking and answering simple questions
# Use of the definite article
# Some prepositions and conjunctions
# Use of singular personal and attached pronouns
# The dual forms of nouns and adjectives
# Sound and broken plural nouns and adjectives
# Singular, dual and plural demonstrative pronouns
# Numbers from 1 to 10 and associated rules
# Simple dialogue
# A broad vocabulary grouped according to subject, including the home, the school, animals, shapes, colours, fruit and vegetables, transport, clothing, parts of the body, the family, occupations and nationalities.