Welcome to alkitaabtextbook.com!

This is the gateway to the companion websites for the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program: Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab Part One, Al-Kitaab Part Two and now Haki bil-Libnani, coming January 2015. Individual companion websites include all of the interactive exercises and audio and video files for the Al-Kitaab, Third Edition textbooks. Instructors will also find an array of online course management tools and grading options that help them stay connected with students.

Alkitaabtextbook.com - your media center for teaching and learning Arabic

Alkitaabtextbook.com is the home of the companion websites for the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program. The Al-Kitaab Arabic language textbook program, published by Georgetown University Press, uses a communicative, proficiency-oriented approach with fully integrated audiovisual media to teach modern Arabic as a living language. The series focuses on developing skills in Modern Standard Arabic, spoken Egyptian and Levantine Arabic, and now also Lebanese Arabic.

The companion websites for Al-Kitaab, developed by Georgetown University Press, include interactive exercises as well as all of the audio and video you need to complete Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab Part One, and Al-Kitaab Part Two or to learn Lebanese with Haki bil-Libnani.

Now you can teach and learn Lebanese Arabic with the new Haki bil-Libnani: Lebanese Arabic Online Textbook and Companion Website to Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition. A completely new companion website, Haki bil-Libnani, can be used alone or alongside Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition and includes all of the MSA activities needed to complete Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition as well as interactive exercises, Lebanese grammar explanations, Lebanese culture sections, video, audio materials, and course management tools.

On all of these companion websites, you will find vocabulary and listening comprehension exercises presented with audio, close listening and speaking activities presented through audio and video exercises, and cultural background that will enrich your learning experiences. Most exercises are automatically graded for instant feedback, and the sites are also enriched with additional resources, such as searchable glossaries and grammar charts.

Teachers will benefit from the extensive course management system that allows you to track the progress of individual students and the entire class, customize grading options, and interact easily with your class.

To see a preview of the individual websites, go to the Bookstore and select Preview to see the complete Unit 3 for Alif Baa, the complete Lesson 4 for Al-Kitaab Part One, the complete Lesson 3 for Al-Kitaab Part Two, and the complete Lesson 4 for Haki bil-Libnani. Sign up for a free trial to receive full access to the website for 30 days!

Visit Georgetown University Press for more information on the Al-Kitaab language learning program.

About the Authors

Kristen Brustad is an associate professor of Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the Department of Middle East Studies.
Mahmoud Al-Batal is an associate professor of Arabic and the director of the Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Abbas Al-Tonsi is a professor of Arabic at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Haki bil-Libnani
Adnan Haydar is professor of Arabic and comparative literature in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Arkansas. He has directed summer institutes in Lebanon for intensive Arabic 1997-2010.
Paula Haydar is instructor of Arabic language in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Arkansas. She also has taught Arabic language courses at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
Nadine Sinno is assistant professor of Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech.

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