Designed to meet today's ever-increasing demand for access to the Arabic media, this practical textbook provides the basic skills required for comprehension and newsgathering from Arabic media including the web, TV, radio and newspapers.
Assuming no more than a basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, the primary emphasis throughout is on learning to manipulate structures, short-term and vocational vocabulary acquisition, and self-assessment.
Julia Ashtiany Bray is Professor of Medieval Arabic Literature at the Universite Paris 8. She is editor of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1991) and Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam (Routledge, 2006). Nadia Jamil is a Senior Instructor in Classical and Modern Arabic at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.