Beginner's Iraqi Arabic with 2 Audio CDs by Nawal Nasrallah and Nadia Hassani
This introduction to the spoken Arabic of Iraq is designed for both classroom use and self-study. The 12 lessons combine dialogues with easy-to-follow grammatical explanations, and include vocabulary, cultural information, and exercises that reinforce the material covered. All Arabic words are transliterated into roman script for easy understanding. Each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing the student to gain confidence and mastery of the language. The audio CDs complement the dialogue and vocabulary sections of the book, helping the student to understand the language as spoken. The two-way glossary contains more than 5,000 entries, allowing the book to double as a dictionary for travelers to Iraq.