It’s 2011 and Egypt is ripe for change. Hopeful citizens are pouring into the streets. Mariam, an aspiring journalist, finds herself in the center of the excitement, in Tahrir Square, on a fateful day in January.
The Egyptian Arabic Readers series aims to provide learners with much-needed exposure to authentic language. The fifteen books in the series are at a similar level (B1-B2) and can be read in any order. The stories are a fun and flexible tool for building vocabulary, improving language skills, and developing overall fluency.
The main text is presented on even-numbered pages with tashkeel (diacritics) to aid in reading, while parallel English translations on odd-numbered pages are there to help you better understand new words and idioms. A second version of the text is given at the back of the book, without the distraction of tashkeel and translations, for those who are up to the challenge.
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Learn how to read the Arabic script and tashkeel (voweling) used in Lingualism materials.
Learn how to pronounce Egyptian Arabic and about the sound changes that distinguish it from other varieties of Arabic.
Learn why extensive reading in Arabic is so important and how to implement it in your learning routine.
Develop strategies and adopt a productive mindset for dealing with new vocabulary while reading Arabic as a second language.
How to use the parallel translations and audio to study with Arabic readers effectively.