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Two Roads

A Single Source

Peter Hanington
Authors:
Peter Hanington
Two Roads

The Arab of the Future 3

Riad Sattouf
Authors:
Riad Sattouf

VOLUME 3 IN THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY CHILDHOODPraise for The Arab of the Future series'I TORE THROUGH IT... THE MOST ENJOYABLE GRAPHIC NOVEL I'VE READ IN A WHILE' Zadie Smith'I JOYOUSLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO YOU' Mark Haddon'RIAD SATTOUF IS ONE OF THE GREAT CREATORS OF OUR TIME' Alain De Botton'A MASTERPIECE' Posy Simmonds | 'EXCELLENT' Guardian | 'Superb' SpectatorAfter having followed her husband to Libya and then to Syria, Riad's mother can't take any more of village life in Ter Maaleh: she wants to go back to France. Young Riad sees his father torn between his wife's aspirations and the weight of family traditions...The Arab of the Future tells the story of Riad Sattouf's childhood in the Middle East. The first volume covers the period from 1978 to 1984: from birth to the age of six, little Riad is shuttled between Libya, Brittany and Syria. The second volume tells the story of his first year of school in Syria (1984-1985). This third volume sees him between the ages of six and nine, the time he becomes aware of the society he is growing up in. Can you celebrate Christmas in Ter Maaleh? Were there video clubs in Homs? How do children of eight fast for Ramadan? Was Conan the Barbarian circumcised? Were Breton villagers kinder to their animals than their Syrian counterparts? How far will Riad go to please his father? And how far will his father go to become an important man in the Syria of Hafez Al-Assad?Translated by Sam Taylor.***THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE - THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION***1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE | #1 BESTSELLER IN FRANCE | GUARDIAN 'BEST GRAPHIC BOOKS OF 2015' PICK | NY TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE |

Michel Thomas Method

Start Modern Standard Arabic (Learn MSA with the Michel Thomas Method)

Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Mahmoud Gaafar

Learn over 20 essential words at the heart of Modern Standard Arabic and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Modern Standard Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak. How does it work? During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Jane Wightwick, native speaker Mahmoud Gaafar and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly. Where do I go next?Start Modern Standard Arabic provides a one hour 'taster' of the eight hour Foundation Modern Standard Arabic course (ISBN: 9781473658875)

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Foundation Modern Standard Arabic (Learn MSA with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of hours? The acclaimed audio-led Michel Thomas Method Foundation Modern Standard Arabic course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want. How does it work? During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Jane Wightwick, native speaker Mahmoud Gaafar and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly. What's in the Course?Foundation Modern Standard Arabic Foundation course with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 8 hours of audio on CD. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player or smartphone.

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Blue Bottle Mystery

Kathy Hoopmann
Authors:
Kathy Hoopmann

The well-loved adventure story about a boy with Asperger's who finds a mysterious magic bottle...This is a warm, fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. Bound up with this exciting mystery is the story of how Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and how he and his family deal with the problems and joys that come along.Blue Bottle Mystery is a delight to read that is more than just another kid's book. For the first time, the issues and frustrations that a child may have with Asperger Syndrome are explored within a fictional format especially for children. Its portrayal of Ben as the central character offers other children with autistic spectrum disorders and their peers a positive role model. It is a valuable teaching tool that demystifies children with Asperger Syndrome, justifying their individuality as valid and interesting.In Blue Bottle Mystery Kathy Hoopmann has combined her love of children with her passion for fantasy literature to produce a delightful read for anyone who loves an adventure and wants a unique insight into the mind of an Asperger child.(P) 2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Teach Yourself

LANGUAGE HACKING GERMAN (Learn How to Speak German - Right Away)

Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis

Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!"I had to learn [a new language] in a handful of days for a TV interview. I asked Benny for help and his advice was invaluable." - Tim Ferriss What if you could skip the years of study and jump right to speaking German? Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German - from day one!Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of a language, Language Hacking German, shows you how to learn and speak German immediately through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfect by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. The Method Language Hacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration and the 80/20 principle of learning (Benny's ten #languagehacks show you how to achieve more with less!). It focuses on the conversations and language that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in the order of difficulty like most courses. This means you can start having conversations immediately. Course FeaturesEach of the 10 units culminates with a speaking mission that you can choose to share on the italki Language Hacking learner community (www.italki.com/languagehacking) where you can give and get feedback and extend your learning beyond the pages of the book. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Two Roads

The Arab of the Future

Riad Sattouf
Authors:
Riad Sattouf

VOLUME 1 IN THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY CHILDHOODA GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 | AN OBSERVER GRAPHIC BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 | A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2016 'EXUBERANTLY HERETICAL''I tore through it... The most enjoyable graphic novel I've read in a while' Zadie Smith'I joyously recommend this book to you' Mark Haddon'Riad Sattouf is one of the great creators of our time' Alain De Botton'Beautifully-written and drawn, witty, sad, fascinating... Brilliant' Simon Sebag MontefioreThe Arab of the Future tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of three dictators - Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father.In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria - but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents: his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult... Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace.Brimming with life and dark humour, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis.Translated by Sam Taylor.WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR GRAPHIC NOVELSNOMINATED FOR 'BEST REALITY-BASED WORK' AT THE EISNER AWARDS'ENGROSSING' New York Times'A PAGE TURNER' Guardian'MARVELLOUS... BEGS TO BE READ IN ONE LONG SITTING' Herald'AN OBJECT OF CONSENSUAL RAPTURE' New Yorker'ONE OF THE GREATEST CARTOONISTS OF HIS GENERATION' Le Monde

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Total Arabic Foundation Course: Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method

Jane Wightwick
Authors:
Jane Wightwick
Teach Yourself

Get Talking Arabic: Teach Yourself

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily?If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Arabic in just 10 days.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-Making introductions-Getting a taxi-Reserving a room-Ordering drinks and snacks-Shopping for food-Going to the souk-Buying tickets-Ordering a meal-Going to the pharmacy-Saying goodbye.You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.

Teach Yourself

Get Talking and Keep Talking Arabic Total Audio Course

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Arabic easily? This great value double course pack contains twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Learn the Arabic you need for:-greetings and goodbyes-talking about yourself, your hobbies and your job-shopping and experiencing local culture-recounting your holiday activities-eating out-describing and complimenting-and much more.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Arabic with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This beginner Arabic course contains two MP3 CDs. You can download the audio files on these discs from your computer to your MP3 player or play them in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Get Talking and Keep Talking Arabic Pack maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

John Murray Learning

Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course, Michel Thomas Method teachers Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar introduce over 600 new words and everyday phrases and the tools to allow you to create thousands more through the application of simple rules for building more words for concepts, people, places, adjectives and verbs etc. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will acquire essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method baser-Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by taking advantage of the logical construction of Arabic, in which by altering words in predictable ways (e.g. by mimicking word patterns or adding regular prefixes and suffixes), you will exponentially build up your knowledge and understanding of the language.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to and understand Arabic. The course teaches Egyptian Arabic, as this variety is understood throughout the Arabic-speaking world owing to its dissemination through film and popular culture.This course contains an MP3-CD and CD-ROM. The MP3-CD can be played on MP3-compatible CD players and can easily be transferred to your MP3 player.

Teach Yourself

Keep Talking Arabic Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

If you already have the basics and want to learn more Arabic, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Arabic.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-explaining where you are from-explaining what you do-asking about sightseeing-talking about hobbies-describing family photos-giving compliments and congratulating-describing your trip-talking about holiday activities-talking about what you enjoyed-offering help.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Arabic with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Arabic course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Arabic - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Get Talking Arabic in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Arabic easily?If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Arabic in just 10 days. Practise the most frequent words and expressions for: -making introductions -getting a taxi -reserving a room -ordering drinks and snacks -shopping for food -going to the souk -buying tickets -ordering a meal -going to the pharmacy -saying goodbye. You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalize the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This absolute beginner Arabic course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Get Talking Arabic in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Intercultural Press

Understanding Arabs

Margaret K. Nydell
Authors:
Margaret K. Nydell
Hodder & Stoughton

Total Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Learn Arabic - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing.? Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. ?"The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand Arabic perfectly- Incredible progress. Learn Arabic effortlessly- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method:Stress-free audio learningMichel Thomas teaches you Arabic through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn Arabic in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. Why it Works: Learn the Arabic language the way you learned your ownYou learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Arabic in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Arabic in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn AnywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 12 hours of audio on CD- NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help- NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening- Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together- Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally

Hodder & Stoughton

Start Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Sceptre

Sunset Oasis

Bahaa Taher
Authors:
Bahaa Taher

As the 19th century draws to a close, the politically disgraced Mahmoud Abd El Zahir takes up his post as District Commissioner of the remote and dangerous Egyptian oasis of Siwa, knowing he has no choice. The hostile, warring natives are no surprise - but little did he expect to fall in love, his Irish wife to alienate the entire community, or a local beauty to prove a fatal ally. As the gulf between occupier and occupied, husband and wife, dreams and reality widens, tensions reach boiling point.

Intercultural Press

Islam & Muslims

Mark Sedgwick
Authors:
Mark Sedgwick

The need to understand Islam and Muslims has never been greater, both because of conflicts that dominate the news and because of the increasing presence of Muslims in Western societies. There are hundreds of books that introduce the Western reader to Islam, and dozens of books that explore various Muslim societies (usually Arab ones). Islam & Muslims is the first to bring together both, explaining Islam in theory and in practice across the diverse Muslim world. Readers learn not just what Islam says about everything from the nature of God to marriage to prayer to politics, but also how individual Muslims (traditional or modern, devout or barely observant) apply teachings in everyday life.

Mark Sedgwick

Mark Sedgwick was born in London, and grew up in England, Spain, and France. His interest in history and the world beyond the West was first awakened by his grandfather, who celebrated his 21st birthday in Egypt during the 1919 Revolution, saw some of the Turkish War of Independence, and then moved on to Imperial India. Mark studied history at Oxford University, did a PhD on Sufism at the University of Bergen in Norway, and taught for 20 years at the American University in Cairo. He now teaches at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he is Coordinator of the Arab and Islamic Studies Unit.

Margaret K. Nydell

Dr. Margaret Nydell is a widely respected scholar and professor of Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic dialectology, and many Arabic regional dialects. She was an Arabic linguist for the Foreign Service Institute and the U.S. Department of State, and has directed the latter s School of Advanced Arabic Training in Tunisia. The author of ten books, she currently lectures on Arab cultural orientation for numerous government and private organizations. Dr. Nydell holds a master s degree in Arabic and a PhD in applied linguistics, both from Georgetown University. She has lived and worked in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Cairo.