Focus on Contemporary Arabic is the fifth volume in the Conversations with Native Speakers series, which strives to offer pioneering multimedia language materials to students at the intermediate and advanced levels. These programs consist of a slim, user-friendly student textbook and an accompanying DVD that contains interviews with a variety of native speakers filmed in the target language. These speakers represent all areas of the cultural spectrum, offering a realistic view of the diversity of the native-speaking populations of the target language. The interviews on the DVD broach an assortment of socially and culturally relevant topics and present students of the language with a glimpse into the complexity of both the language and the culture.
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Abed, Shukri B.
Softcover + DVD
Yale University Press, USA, 2007
15 x 23 cm
Language Study - Arabic
Shukri Abed is chairman of the Language and Regional Studies Department at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. and a lecturer in Arabic at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a historian and a Middle East scholar, and has authored, edited, and translated a number of scholarly books and articles. He is a native of Palestine/Israel and has taught Arabic at all levels at a variety of institutions, including Yale University, the Foreign Service Institute, University of Maryland, and the Middle East Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.