“We wanted to create a book that focuses on building communicative proficiency and intercultural competence, especially for beginning learners.”
—Sarah Standish, Richard Cozzens, and Rana Abdul-Aziz, authors of Jusuur
Georgetown University Press is pleased to announce the release of year 1 of the Jusuur Arabic Language Program, comprised of Jusuur 1: Beginning Communicative Arabic and the Jusuur 1 Arabic Alphabet Workbook. Designed to be used simultaneously, these two books will give students new to world language learning a firm foundation in Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic. The publication date for Jusuur 2 has not yet been released.
Complimentary teacher’s copies of Jusuur 1 and Jusuur 1 Arabic Alphabet Workbook are now available together. Please request both the textbook and the workbook for year 1 instruction.
Complementary teacher’s resources, including instructional guides, worksheets, and audio recordings, make it easy to design an enriching and engaging experience for students.
As students learn the letters and sounds of Arabic with the Jusuur 1 Arabic Alphabet Workbook, they simultaneously use Jusuur 1 to work through thematically organized lessons on such topics as greetings, hospitality, free time, and family. Jusuur 1 invites students to make the linguistic, social, and cultural connections key to language acquisition through carefully scaffolded vocabulary and grammar activities, cultural explanations, and frequent opportunities for reflection.
A series of companion videos, filmed in Jordan and made possible by Qatar Foundation International, offers a unique introduction to common everyday interactions in the Arab world. In addition, students will benefit from extensive audio materials here on JusuurTextbook.com and richly illustrated lessons throughout the textbook.
Teachers can also look forward to a wealth of complimentary teaching resources, including answer keys, pedagogical notes, ideas for supplementary activities, downloadable worksheets, and suggestions for Integrative Performance Assessments. The Jusuur Arabic Language Program is firmly grounded in communicative approaches to language teaching and bolstered by the pedagogical strengths of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program.
Jusuur 2 is forthcoming and the publication date has not yet been released.
Ahlan wa sahlan!