Teaches Arabic to beginners by using a step-by-step phonic approach. This work gradually builds up the learner's reading and writing skills, by introducing each letter together with its various vowel sounds. It concludes with some short passages of dialogue to help the learner begin to develop confidence in speaking.
Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiyeis the author of numerous books specializing in teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers, including the highly popular 'Gateway to Arabic' series. He graduated in Arabic from the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia and went on to obtain his PhD in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) within the University of London. He has a wealth of experience in teaching Arabic at various levels to many different age groups.