Arabic for Reading?
June 15, 2012 5:08 AM Subscribe
Partly inspired by this question
: is there an equivalent to French for Reading
but for Modern Standard Arabic?
posted by Logophiliac to writing & language (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I live and work in an Arabic-speaking country. I am an English monoglot. The organisation I work for operates in English, but it would make some parts of my work easier if I could read Arabic with some degree of proficiency. So is there a textbook on reading Modern Standard Arabic, to serve the same kind of purpose as French for Reading
? Amazon hasn't turned up anything that looks like what I want. For bonus points, suggestions about other resources? Not contemplating learning literary or Koranic Arabic at present. Speaking is also of interest, but for later. For even more bonus points, has anyone any experience with this book
I'm well aware that Arabic is not one of the easier languages, and I'm not interested in being told this is impossible. I've reviewed the previous questions on learning Arabic, and this precise question doesn't seem to have been asked before.