This practical book series is an excellent tool for teachers and students of Arabic in the United States. The workbooks and supporting teachers' guide are geared toward educating not only at the collegiate level but at the high school level, as well. The pedagogy in these books conforms to the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, meaning students are given a firm foundation and clear benchmarks in their language-learning journey.
Arabic I is broken into four major units--including an introduction and units that focus on relationships, food, and clothing--to familiarize the beginner with language related to everyday life. Students participate in exercises targeting listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and receive access to a complimentary online component to aid in their language practice. Exercises place a large emphasis on Arabic culture, backed by the notion that cultural knowledge is essential to language learning.