Re: Kitaab Al-Asasi, Bayna Yadaik or Al Kitaab (Georgetown)?
Originally Posted by mahmed28
Firstly, a little bit about my previous arabic studies. I have completed the medinah books using the lq toronto website, I am also currently enrolled on the shariah program and I've just started the Hidayatun Nahw. I have done a fair bit of grammar so far and I am sure my grammar will only be strengthened once I complete Hidayatun Nahw.
However, I want to study another set of books or course to complement my current study. I'm looking for something that will increase my arabic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Similar to that of University standard. I have some arab friends but I don't have enough vocab and I can't form sentences of the top of my head to start conversations.
I have some arab friends so I need something to work through and use to prepare myself in order to have meaningful conversations with them and also to be able to write and express myself on paper (with proper grammar of course).
As the title of this thread suggest, I have done a little bit of research into the different books out there. With the shariah program I'm still in the process of learning to read arabic text without vowels, so i'd probably find it difficult working through a book without vowels unless I have a teacher (maybe I could get one).
So, back to the point which one would you recommend to me with the goals I have in mind. (I am considering to go abroad, in the future, to study arabic but not at the moment with the situation in the middle east and the fact that I'm still at Universtiy).
1) Kitaab Al Asasi
2) Bayna Yadaik
3) Georgetowns Al Kitaab
4) Any other book/course which you may feel is better than the above 3.
I'm not wanting pros/cons of each, I just want a definite answer from someone who has experience of teaching or studying them and that can relate to my goals. In addition, what I would grain from that book (ie listening, writing, speaking skills etc).
Hope this wasn't too long.
I studied al kitaab up to unit 18(if i dont make mistake) its quite strong of grammar.now I have been studying al arabiya baina yadaik,(half book I),I feel quite confident on speaking,and its good if you want to get arabic.because my teacher told me,this book has beenv researched for many times.