"A highly useful and beautiful textbook which addresses a longstanding need in the teaching of Arabic, beautifully conceived and well-executed.... Settings and conversations are so naturally constructed and so idiomatically expressed that we have the impression that we know the real life prototypes of the characters depicted, that we've experienced the episodes recounted, and that we've visited the places described." -Nora Kalliel, Visiting Lecturer, Oriental Studies Dept., University of Arizona "This highly useful textbook aims at presenting teachers and students of Arabic with the means of inculcating and absorbing the oral skills so necessary in modern Arabic....The authors, both experienced teachers of Arabic, have produced an attractive, well-organized text that addresses a longstanding need in the field." -Middle East Journal "The strengths of this book lie in that it uses real situational language rather than the dry grammar-based language found in so many texts."-Douglas R. MaGrath, Modern Language JournalBaccouche, Belkacem is the author of 'Conversations in Modern Standard Arabic' with ISBN 9780300032741 and ISBN 0300032749.