Jusuur 1: Beginning Communicative Arabic and Jusuur 1 Arabic Alphabet Workbook together comprise the first year of the two-year Jusuur Arabic Language Program. By the end of two years of instruction, students who successfully finish the program will be able to communicate at Novice-High or Intermediate-Low levels of proficiency.
The publication date for Jusuur 2 has not yet been released.
Jusuur 1: Beginning Communicative Arabic
- Authentic examples of language drawn from poetry, billboards, signs, and other sources to help students learn to identify letters
- Samples of real Arabic handwriting, and guidance on recognizing and writing letters that look different when printed versus handwritten
Sarah Standish was the founding teacher of the first high school Arabic program in the state of Oregon and also served as Deputy Director at OneWorld Now! in Seattle, WA. She is the author of Culture Smart! Syria.
Richard Cozzens is a Preceptor in Arabic at Harvard University and has served as the director of the STARTALK Arabic Summer Academy in Boston, MA. He has taught Arabic to high school and university students since 2008.
Rana Abdul-Aziz is a Senior Lecturer and the Arabic Language Coordinator at Tufts University. She has been teaching Arabic at various institutions and training new Arabic teachers for more than 15 years.