Second Edition now available!
Ahlan wa Sahlan
Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Second Edition
Mahdi Alosh
Revised with Allen Clark

Important Note to Instructors using the Second Edition:

You must use the Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language Workbook (ISBN 978-0-300-14048-4) before beginning the Ahlan wa Sahlan Textbook (ISBN 978-0-300-12272-5). Completion of the workbook precedes use of the textbook; they are not used concurrently. If your bookstore has not placed an order for the Workbook yet for upcoming courses, you should instruct them to do so. A set of the Textbook and Workbook is available for a reduced price (ISBN: 978-0-300-16290-5).

Features of the Second Edition include:

  • new DVD video, filmed in Syria
  • expanded communicative activities
  • hundreds of online, interactive exercises
  • updated audio program
  • material designed according to proficiency principles

Components of the Second Edition include:

To request examination copies of the new text and workbook, click here. Please list the following ISBNs: 9780300140477 (annotated instructor's edition) and 9780300140484 (workbook).

If you have any questions, please contact World Languages at language.yalepress@yale.edu.

Sample Chapters from the Textbook and Workbook in PDF
Annotated Instructor's Edition
Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language Workbook
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Clips from the DVD
(The QuickTime video clips below open in a small window for Web viewing. The DVD video is full-screen.)
From Ahlan wa Sahlan: Sounds and Letters of the Arabic Language (the Workbook)
Unit 4: Where are you From? (1:04)
From Ahlan wa Sahlan: Student Textbook and Annotated Instructor's Edition
Lesson 21: Syrian History (5:14)
Sample Syllabi
Click on the links below to download sample syllabi in Word

Arabic 101

Arabic 102