CASAW announces Arabic teaching book launch
Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
“Teach Yourself Read & Write Arabic Script” by Mourad Diouri (University of Edinburgh. Tuesday 1 November 2011, 6.00pm
The event will include a presentation by Mourad Diouri and a live calligraphy demonstration by the renowned Iraqi calligrapher, Jawdat Kadhim Al Sabbagh.
Spaces are limited so please book a place at
Read and Write Arabic Script will help you read and write simple Arabic. This book is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Arabic signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Even if you think learning the script is a daunting prospect, this book will make it simple. The alphabet is introduced in stages and there’s lots of practice of each new character before the next one is introduced. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Arabic-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself with the most common signs and directions.By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing simple Arabic with confidence and be prepared for your next trip to the Middle East or further study of the language.