- Abdul-Rahman, Muhammad Saed.
Paradigms of Classical and Modern Arabic Verbs. 1995.
This book presents 282 tables of Classical and Modern Arabic Verbs. These fully conjugated tables are used as paradigms for other verbs. Each table represents a very clear and typical example of a particular type of verb.
- Adelson-Goldstein, Jayme.
Oxford Picture Dictionary English-Arabic: Bilingual Dictionary for Arabic-speaking teenage and adult students of English. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation.
A Time Between Ashes & Roses (Middle East Literature in Translation). Syracuse University Press, 2004.
In this noted anthology, the poet Adonis evokes the wisdom of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the modernism of William Carlos Williams, and the haunting urban imagery of Baudelaire, Cavafy, and Lorca. Three long poems allow him to explore profoundly the human condition, by examining language and love, race and favor, faith and dogma, war and ruin.
- Alhawary, Mohammad T.
Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Comprehensive coverage of Arabic grammar and structure in current standard use (MSA), from entry level to advanced proficiency.
- Alkalesi, Yasin. Iraqi Phrasebook : The Complete Language Guide for Contemporary Iraq. McGraw-Hill, 2004.
The only language guide of its kind, the Iraqi Phrasebook provides you with the Iraqi-Arabic phrases you'll need to communicate effectively in general travel, medical, and security situations, as well as with ordinary Iraqis on the street.
- Alkalesi, Yasin M.
Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files, Second Edition: Modern Iraqi Arabic with MP3 Files: A Textbook (Arabic Edition). Georgetown University Press, 2006.
Using the dialect of middle-class Baghdad, twenty lessons are arranged in a story-like format and are based on everyday travel situations. From arriving at the airport to getting to the hotel, students will learn proper greetings and introductions; how to ask for directions, take a taxi, and tell time; and prepare for daily activities like visiting the bank, museum, post office, and restaurants. The book contains basic dialogue, grammar, vocabulary, drills, and an extensive glossary.
- Al-Batal, Mahmoud. The Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language: Issues and Directions (Al-Arabiyya Monograph). 1995.
In this volume leading teachers of Arabic, many of whom have written influential textbooks for advanced learners, explore the realities and challenges of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Topics covered include the state of the Arabic teaching profession; the institutional challenges in U.S. and study-abroad programs; the teaching of various skills such as writing, reading, speaking, and listening; the varieties of Arabic and their relevance in the classroom; the uses of technology in the classroom; and testing. Published in 1995, many of the issues raised in this volume remain relevant today.
- Al-Bayati, Abdul Wahab.
Love, Death, and Exile: Poems Translated from Arabic. 1990.
Called "a major innovator in his art form" by
The New York Times, Baghdad-born poet Abdul Wahab Al-Bayati broke with over fifteen centuries of Arabic poetic tradition to write in free verse and became world famous in the process.
Love, Death, and Exile: Poems Translated from Arabic is a rare, bilingual facing-page edition in both the original Arabic text and a highly praised English translation by Bassam K. Frangieh, containing selections from eight of Al-Bayati's books of poetry.
- Al-Ekhnawy, Kamal.
Arabi Liblib: Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for the Advanced Learner. 1: Adjectives and Descriptions. The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.
This first volume, Adjectives and Descriptions, focuses on the many expressions used to describe people, their characteristics, their behaviors, and their attitudes. Each entry is given fully voweled followed by its feminine form and plural, and definitions (including connotation) and explanations are given in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.
- Al-Ekhnawy, Kamal.
Arabi Liblib: Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for the Advanced Learner. 2: Proverbs. The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.
The learner will advance from knowing how to form a good sentence to being able to express his or her thoughts about the ups and downs of daily life using culturally appropriate phrases.Each entry is given fully voweled, and definitions (including connotation) and explanations are given in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. The book also contains a large number of exercises.
- Al-Warraki, Nariman Naili.
The Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. The American University in Cairo Press, 1994.
Most Arabic textbooks concentrate on morphology and syntax, but while these provide the indispensable structural base, students still find there is a wide gap between their theoretical knowledge and their practical ability to write connected prose.
- Arnander, Primrose.
The Son of a Duck Is a Floater: An Illustrated Book of Arab Proverbs. Stacey International, 2007.
Paralleling age-old Arabic sayings with English equivalents, the proverbs highlight the uncanny similarity of inherited wisdom in both East and West.
- Bateson, Mary Catherine.
Arabic Language Handbook (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series). 2003.
Originally published in 1967, the essential information on the structure of the language remains accurate, and it continues to be the most concise reference summary for researchers, linguists, students, area specialists, and others interested in Arabic.
- Bergman, Elizabeth M.
Sketch Grammar of Spoken Iraqi Arabic. Dunwoody Press, 2005.
This outline or handbook describes the main features of the Spoken Iraqi Arabic (SIA) of Baghdad. It highlights features that distinguish this dialect from Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and may serve as a bridge between the learner's knowledge of MSA and SIA.
- Bergman, Elizabeth M.
Spoken Algerian Arabic. Dunwoody Press, 2005.
This work is made up of three parts. The first part is a grammar sketch that describes the distinguishing features of Spoken Algerian Arabic (SAA). The second part of the work consists of sample conversations transcribed from SAA audio recordings. An English translation follows the SAA selections along with glossary of both Arabic and French terms that occur in each selection. The third part is a two-part glossary that lists Arabic and French words and phrases that occur in the audio selections. The first part of the glossary consists of Arabic terms and the second part French terms.
- Bergman, Elizabeth M.
Spoken Sudanese Arabic: Grammar, Dialogues, and Glossary. Dunwoody Press, 2002.
This is the first book-length treatment of Spoken Sudanese Arabic for English speakers since 1979. The book opens with a grammar sketch which describes sounds, word-building, phrase and sentence structure, and discourse in Sudanese Arabic.
- Brustad, Kristen.
The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects (Arabic Edition). Georgetown University Press, 2000.
This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. Kristen E. Brustad has adopted an analytical approach that is both functional and descriptive, combining insights from discourse analysis, language typology, and pragmatics.
- Bustani, 'Abd Allāh.
Fakihat Al-Bustan: Wahwa Mujam Lagawi Litalabat Al-Madaris : Mukhtasar Al-Bustan. Beirut: Al-Matbaah Al-Amirikiyyah, 1930.
- Chekayri, Abdellah.
An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Arabic Edition). Georgetown University Press, 2011.
An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture and the accompanying multimedia DVD are designed to enable students to communicate effectively using Moroccan Arabic. Since Moroccan Arabic is rarely written or used in formal communication, the strength of the book lies in training learners in speaking and listening skills that can be used in everyday situations.
- Cheng & Tsui Company.
Marhaba! Teacher's Toolkit. Cheng & Tsui, 2011.
Marhaba!, an innovative student-centered and standards-based Arabic curriculum, bring this rich and challenging language to life. Lesson and activity guides allow educators to help students created personalized textbooks called daftars, a process that encourages them to take ownership of their own learning.
- Darwish, Mahmoud.
The Butterfly's Burden (Arabic Edition). Copper Canyon Press, 2007.
The Butterfly's Burden combines the complete text of Darwish's two most recent full-length volumes, linked by the stunning memoir-witness poem “A State of Siege.” Love poems, sonnets, journal-like distillations, and interlaced lyrics balance old literary traditions with new forms, highlighting loving reflections alongside bitter longing.
- Dickins, James.
Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course. 1998.
This comprehensive course is designed for intermediate to advanced students of Arabic at upper undergraduate level. It uses authentic materials and a wide variety of techniques to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Dickinson, Eerik.
Spoken Libyan Arabic. Dunwoody Press, 2004.
The aim of this book (with cassette tape or CD) is to aid the student possessing a background in Modern Standard Arabic to comprehend the spoken Libyan dialect, or, more precisely, the two main urban dialects, that of Tripoli in the west and Benghazi in the East. The two speakers in the dialogues are from Tripoli and from the countryside surrounding Benghazi.
- Doniach, N.S.
The Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage. 1982.
Nearly 40,000 entries providing English headwords with multiple meanings and their nearest Arabic equivalent.
- Elgibali, Alaa.
Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News. The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
Media Arabic introduces the language of the newspapers, magazines, and Internet news sites to intermediate and advanced-level students of Modern Standard Arabic. Using this textbook, students will be able to master core vocabulary and structures typical of front-page news, recognize various modes of coverage, distinguish fact from opinion, detect bias, and read critically in Arabic.
- Elihay, J.
Speaking Arabic : Palestinian Arabic Self Instruction Course. Minerva Publishing House, 2010.
The Speaking Arabic series of books and recordings (4 books, 5 CDs) is designed to help English speakers acquire a working knowledge of colloquial Palestinian Arabic. The course is intended for students who, rather than contenting themselves with a superficial acquaintance with the language, strive to attain fluency and a high level of comprehension.
Erwin, Wallace M.
A Basic Course in Iraqi Arabic [with MP3 Audio Files] 2004.
A comprehensive introduction to Iraqi Arabic for beginners (with Iraqi-English and English-Iraqi glossaries) this is the language spoken by Muslim Baghdad residents, transcribed and not in Arabic script. It does not assume prior knowledge of Arabic.
- Fārūqī, Hārith Sulaymān.
Faruqi's Law Dictionary, English-Arabic. Beirut: Librairie Du Liban, 1980.
- Feghali, Habaka J.
Gulf Arabic: The Dialects of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman. Dunwoody Press, 2008.
This book is divided into three parts. Part One is devoted to a brief grammar that outlines the essential linguistic features and dialectal peculiarities of the Kuwaiti, Bahraini, Qatari, UAE, and Omani dialects. Part Two consists of 50 selections, vocabulary, and notes. Part Three of this book is a glossary containing about 2,500 items.
- Feghali, Habaka J.
Gulf Arabic: The Dialects of Riyadh & Eastern Saudi Arabia. Dunwoody Press, 2004.
The book begins with a brief grammar that outlines the dialectical peculiarities of Riyadh and the Eastern Saudi dialects. The 45 reading selections, which are the heart of this study, are based on spontaneous and unrehearsed recordings made by native speakers of the Saudi dialects. A composite glossary of some 2,000 terms is provided at the end of the book.
- Haddad, Yousif.
Simple Arabic: A Comprehensive Course. Saqi Books, 2006.
Assuming little or no previous knowledge of the language, Simple Arabic aims to make learning Arabic easy and enjoyable. Words used have been selected on a basis of frequency of usage in contemporary Arabic, and a comprehensive bilingual index will also be helpful for examinations, revision, or simply to refresh one’s memory on specific points.
- Harrell, Richard S.
A Dictionary of Moroccan Arabic: Moroccan-English/English-Moroccan (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series) (Arabic Edition). 2010.
This classic volume presents the core vocabulary of everyday life in Morocco -- from the kitchen to the mosque, from the hardware store to the natural world of plants and animals. It contains myriad examples of usage, including formulaic phrases and idiomatic expressions. Understandable throughout the nation, it is based primarily on the standard dialect of Moroccans from the cities of Fez, Rabat, and Casablanca.
- Henni, Mustapha. Dictionnaire Des Termes Economiques Et Commerciaux: Francais-Anglais-Arabe. Beyrouth: Librairie Du Liban, 1972.
Holes, Clive. Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf (Colloquial Series). Routledge, 2010.
Specially written by an expert for self-study and classroom use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Arabic of the Gulf, together with an introduction to reading signs, business cards, advertisements and other realia. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Husni, Ronak. Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader (Arabic Edition). 2008.
Designed as a reader for intermediate students of Arabic and those who may wish to broaden their appreciation of leading Middle Eastern writers, this collection features stories in both Arabic and English translation. Prefaced by an author biography plus notes on context and background, each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points.
Isleem, Nasser M. Colloquial Palestinian Arabic: An Introduction to the Spoken Dialect (Arabic Edition). Alucen Learning, 2010.
Colloquial Palestinian Arabic is designed to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in learning the spoken dialect of Palestine and the surrounding region. Designed specifically for non-native speakers, this unique book provides an essential foundation in spoken Arabic by focusing on the structure, pronunciation, vocabulary, culture, grammar, and daily use of the language.
Jalajel, David Solomon. Expressing I`rab: The Presentation of Arabic Grammatical Analysis. University of the Western Cape, 2011.
This first-of-its-kind textbook, now in its 2nd edition, is designed as a resource for teachers and students alike, to facilitate the understanding of how grammatical analysis is presented in the Arabic language. It has a double aim: (1) to enable students to correctly follow the discussions of grammatical concepts found in Arabic texts, and (2) to empower students to express these concepts on their own. Before now, no one has ever formally codified the method for expressing Arabic grammatical concepts.
Jones, Alan. Arabic Through the Qur'an (Islamic Texts Society). The Islamic Texts Society, 2006.
Designed to enhance the understanding of the Qur'an and its vocabulary that has infiltrated the whole of Arabic and Islamic literature, this workbook provides 40 easy-to-follow lessons for learning Qur'anic rather than modern Arabic.
- Karmī, Asan Saīd. Al-Manar; an English-Arabic Dictionary. [London]: Longman, 1971.
Kashgari, Badia. The Unattainable Lotus: A Bilingual Anthology of Poetry. Saqi Books, 2001.
This is a bilingual anthology of the poetry of Badia Kashgari. These are the poems of a strong and sensual soul, suffused with the rich light of the Arab-Islamic culture she not only inherits, but furthers, as a living tradition through her work.
Kendall, Elisabeth. The Top 1,000 Words for Understanding Media Arabic (Arabic Edition). Georgetown University Press, 2005.
In light of recent developments in the Middle East, it is essential that scholars, journalists, government workers, military personnel, businesspeople, and diplomats familiarize themselves quickly with Arabic/English translations for many of these key words and phrases. Media Arabic -- the language of printed or broadcast news items -- emphasizes contemporary terms like multiculturalism or globalization that are not covered by most Arabic dictionaries.
- Khayrayn, Aghūs āib., and Al-Muī Bashīrī. Abd.
A Complete Guide to Arabic Grammar. Vols. I & II : Fundamental Theory. Jakarta, Indonesia: WCM, 2008.
New method to understand Arabic Grammar using graphics and schematics.
- Mansouri Ph.D., Fethi. Making Out in Arabic (Making Out Books). Tuttle Publishing, 2004.
Making Out in Arabic is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Arabic as it's really spoken. This is an excellent phrase book of modern colloquial Arabic for use in everyday, informal interactions--giving access to the sort of wonderful and catchy expressions not covered in traditional language materials.
- Omar, Margaret K. Saudi Arabic: Urban Hijazi Dialect, Basic Course (Arabic Edition). Audio-Forum, 2000.
Parkinson, Dilworth. Using Arabic Synonyms. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Designed for those who have already developed a basic competence in Arabic, this comprehensive synonyms guide aims to broaden and improve the learner's vocabulary by helping them find the right word for the right context.
- Penrice, John. A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran. Dover Publications, 2004.
A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran, first published in 1873, is a reference guide for anyone wishing to better understand the grammar and language of the Muslim holy book. It contains detailed entries on parts of speech and the meanings of words, much of which was hard to decipher because, as the author points out, the Koran was originally written without vowel points. The author also emphasizes that rather than grammar rules being applied to this authoritative text, it in fact influenced Arabic grammar rules.
Rice, Frank A. Eastern Arabic with MP3 Files (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series) (Arabic Edition). 2005.
Written in transcription using the Roman alphabet, the "Levantine" Arabic, or Jerusalem dialect, is a central Middle Eastern dialect and is recognized by Arabs virtually anywhere -- in large part due to the Palestinian diaspora -- and a good choice for anyone wishing to learn a base Arabic dialect.
- Rowland, Howard D. Let's Read the Arabic Newspapers. International Book Centre, Inc. 2008.
Designed to be used either as supplementary reading material in a university-level Arabic course or as self-teaching material, The book is divided into two parts: the first half contains 100 Arabic articles, the second half contains full English translations of each article.
Ryding, Karin C. Formal Spoken Arabic FAST Course with MP3 Files (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series) (Arabic Edition). 2004.
Designed to provide beginners in Arabic with maximum linguistic and cultural exposure in a short period (about 100 hours of contact time), this book consists of sixteen lessons with dialogs and exercises dealing with day-to-day scenarios: greeting people, getting a taxi, making phone calls, asking directions, discussing the weather, and effectively communicating with police and duty officers.
Sakulich, Aaron. Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On H'naa? A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic Dialect of Morocco (2nd edition). Educational Resources Series, 2011.
Finally, a straight-forward and easy to use primer for learning Moroccan Arabic - and now, new and improved in this 2nd edition. It incorporates reader suggestions and features more details on the transliteration system, additional words, new word lists, and the text has been completely revised and re-edited.
- Scheindlin, Raymond P. 201 Arabic Verbs: Fully Conjugated in All the Forms. Woodbury, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 1978.
Most frequently used Arabic verbs are conjugated, one verb to a page. A concentrated review of Arabic verb forms for both beginning and advanced students.
- Scheindlin, Raymond P. 501 Arabic Verbs. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 2007.
Barron's 501 Arabic Verbs is printed in Arabic script with exemplary sentences in English for each verb. To reflect correct Arabic style, 501 Arabic Verbs has been printed back cover to front and back page to front. Verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, one verb per page with English translation, and conjugated in all tenses and forms. The book's additional features include common idioms with example sentences to demonstrate verb usage and a grammar review.
- Schulz, Eckehard. A Student Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
This accessible grammar provides a concise and user-friendly guide to the structure of Modern Standard Arabic. Using familiar terminology and keeping theory to a minimum, it is suitable for beginning students as well as those at a more advanced level.
- Sounkalo, Jiddou. Spoken Hassaniya Arabic. Dunwoody Press, 2008.
The first section consists 30 selections based on audio recordings of native Hassaniya speakers from Mauritania and the United States. Each selection comprises the Hassaniya transcription, the phonetic transcription, and a vocabulary list when needed.
Stowasser, Karl. A Dictionary of Syrian Arabic: English-Arabic (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series). 2004.
A Dictionary of Syrian Arabic provides Syrian terms for the language spoken in everyday life by Muslims primarily in Damascus, but understandable throughout Syria as well as in the broader linguistic areas of present-day Lebanon, Jordan, and among the Palestinians and the Arabic-speaking population of Israel. Entries include examples, idioms, and common phrases to illustrate usage.
Wehr, Hans, and J. Milton. Cowan. A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic: (Arabic-English). Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1994.
Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it one of the most significant contributions to Arabic lexicography. It is hoped that this masterpiece will point the way ot wider use of modern lexicographical principles in the compilation of dictionaries for earlier periods of the Arabic language.
- Wightwick, Jane. Easy Arabic Grammar. McGraw Hill, 2005.
Easy Arabic Grammar is both a handy grammar reference and a primer/workbook for beginning to intermediate-level students of Arabic. Clear structural explanations and practice activities make it a perfect companion for formal language classes as well as any self-teaching course.
- Wightwick, Jane. Mastering Arabic 1 with 2 Audio CDs. Hippocrene Books, 2010.
This title includes book & 2 CDs. This is a new edition of a hugely popular title. "Mastering Arabic" is the most accessible, carefully-paced and lively introductory Arabic course on the market using an effective tried and tested methodology which works across a wide range of learner backgrounds.
- Wightwick, Jane. Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners with Audio CD, Second Edition (Read and Speak Languages for Beginners). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.
Your desire to learn Arabic may be twarted by its script; how will you pick up the language if you can't understand its characters? Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program that will reinforce vocabulary as well as help you create basic structures.
- Wolfe, Ronald G. A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: English-Arabic, Arabic-English (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Languages and Linguistics series) (Arabic Edition). 2003.
A Short Reference Grammar of Iraqi Arabic is the only volume of its kind, reflecting Iraqi Arabic as spoken by Muslims in Baghdad. With all the Arabic transcribed, it is written for beginners as well as Arabic speakers wanting to learn the dialect.
Wright, William. A Grammar of the Arabic Language.
A reprint of the 1859 Edition.
Yāzijī, Ibrāhīm. Kitāb Nujat-ur-rāid Wa Shirat-ul-wāird
A Thesaurus of Arabic Synonyms : Fi-l Mutaradif Wa-l-mutawarid. Beirut: Librairie Du Liban, 1985.