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Description: Arabiyyat al Naas, Part Two is a vibrant course designed for second year students of Arabic. Building further on the rigorous and innovative approach to Arabic used in Part One of the series, it continues to cover both Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken Levantine variety used in everyday situations in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. With Levantine employed for conversations and MSA for reading and writing activities, both are used in their proper contexts, reflecting authentic usage of the language by native speakers. In this way, the course expertly guides students through the practical realities of learning and "living" Arabic today.Features include: Thorough coverage of listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in every unit, with lessons structured to provide students with variety, entertainment and further opportunities for practiceAn extensive range of engaging exercises and activities, including crossword puzzles, root-and-pattern identification exercises, passage completions, and guided and free compositions and songsFree companion website offering both instructor and student resources, texts of listening passages and dialogues, sample tests and a grammar appendixFree accompanying CD with audio Stimulating listening sections featuring authentic folktales and anecdotes to help build up effective speaking and listening skills and introduce students to the richness ofthe Arab oral tradition Humorous, realistic dialogues reflecting everyday speech among Arabs to build up strong and practical communication skills A rich variety of reading passages, including poems, short stories, newspaper articles, descriptions of Arab cities, and biographies of historical figures, designed to improve comprehension and analytical skills and deepen students’ knowledge of Arab history, culture, language, and literatureDeveloped by experienced and dynamic authors and tested over a number of years at Cornell University, Arabiyyat al Naas, Part Two will be an essential resource for intermediate-level students of Arabic. While primarily designed for classroom use, the accessibility of the course also renders it highly suitable for independent study.This volume is the second in an exciting three-part series of Arabic textbooks which together provide a complete three-year undergraduate language program.