Al-Kitaab Third Edition FAQs

The Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program third edition includes:

FAQs for the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program, Third Edition

  1. What is the sequence of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program? Where do students start and how long will it take them to complete each level?
  2. Can I still order the Second Edition textbooks?
  3. Where can I find Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Three, Third Edition?
  4. What is included with the Teacher’s Edition?
  5. What is included with the Student’s Edition?
  6. Are the Al-Kitaab Third Edition textbooks available as eTextbooks?
  7. The textbooks used to be sold with DVDs. Can I still purchase a DVD?
  8. I have misplaced one of my DVDs or I prefer them. Can I still purchase any DVDs?
  9. Is the multimedia keyed to the text? Or does it stand alone as supplemental material?
  10. I am a teacher. Is the answer key provided free when I purchase an Al-Kitaab textbook?
  11. I am a student. Is the answer key provided free when I purchase an Al-Kitaab textbook?
  12. Where can I purchase the answer key?
  13. I live outside the United States. How do I purchase a copy of one of the Al-Kitaab books?

FAQs for the Lingco Companion Website

1. Is there a companion website I can use with the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program, 3rd Ed.?
2. What is Lingco, and what features do the Lingco companion websites offer to students and instructors?
3. How can I sample the new Lingo companion websites?
4. What content is included in the sample? 
5. As an instructor, may I edit the demo course included in the sample?
6. Do I need an instructor code to access the Lingco companion website?
7. What should I do if I am having trouble logging into Lingco?

Al-Kitaab, Third Edition FAQs

1.  What is the sequence of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program? Where do students start and how long will it take them to complete each level?

The program is designed for college-level use and can be paced according to you program. It begins with Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, which introduces the basic skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural understanding, as well as introducing Egyptian and Levantine dialects alongside Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and provides the first 20 to 25 contact hours of instruction.

Students then proceed onto Al-Kitaab fii TacAllum AlcArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One. This volume covers approximately 130-150 contact hours of instruction in which students should achieve an intermediate-mid to intermediate-high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The book provides vocabulary activities, introduces students to grammar using spiraling and inference, and exposes students to Egyptian colloquial Arabic (Levantine colloquial Arabic is added in the third edition) through exercises and a number of short video clips. Accompanying audio and video present dialogues, vocabulary, and cultural situations for learning.

Al-Kitaab fii TacAllum AlcArabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic: Part Two is the next volume in the series. Covering 150 contact hours of instruction, Part Two brings students to the advanced level of proficiency–stressing various skills–and introduces learners to facets of Arab culture and societies.

The final volume in the program, Al-Kitaab fii TacAllum AlcArabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic: Part Three continues the same approach used in Part Two and aims to take students to the advanced-high level of proficiency.  Part Three covers 125-150 contact hours of instruction.

All of the multimedia (audio and video) are available here at www.AlKitaabTextbook.com and are fully integrated with each textbook.  

2.  Can I still order the second edition textbooks?

The second edition textbooks will continue to be available from Georgetown University Press. Both editions are available simultaneously and will remain so indefinitely. For more information, see press.georgetown.edu.

3. Where can I find Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Three, Third Edition?

A third edition of Al-Kitaab Part Three was never released. The original edition is available with a cover that matches the second edition textbooks. You can find out more at press.georgetown.edu.

4. I am an instructor. How can I request a desk or exam copy of the Al-Kitaab textbooks?

To request a print copy of any of the Al-Kitaab textbooks, please visit press.georgetown.edu. Print answer keys should be requested separately. (There are no longer dedicated print Teacher’s Editions with the answer keys and textbooks bundled together.)

To request a copy of any of the Teacher’s Edition eTextbooks, please visit VitalSource.com. Once you set up a VitalSource login, please select “Faculty Sampling” in the upper right corner and select the title you wish to review. The corresponding answer key is included in the digital Teacher’s Edition.

To request access to the Lingco companion website (including the learning management system) please visit our Companion Websites page. Once you set up an account, you can request access.

5.  What is included in the Student’s Edition?

The Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab Part One Student’s Editions are available in either paperback or hardcover; Al-Kitaab Part Two Student’s Editions are available only in paperback. All books are also available as eTextbooks. To find out more, please visit press.georgetown.edu.

All audio and video needed to complete the exercises in the books is available here at AlKitaabTextbook.com until September 30, 2021, after which it will only be available through the new Lingco companion websites.

6.  Are the Al-Kitaab Third Edition textbooks available as eTextbooks?

Yes! All three of the third edition textbooks are available as eTextbooks via VitalSource.com. Please visit www.press.georgetown.edu to find out more.

7.  The Al-Kitaab Third Edition textbooks used to be sold with DVDs. Can I still purchase a DVD?

As of August 2019, Georgetown University Press no longer sells the companion DVDs. All of the audio and video that used to be on the DVDs and that students and instructors need to complete the exercises in the books is available here on AlKitaabTextbook.com.

8.  I have misplaced one of my DVDs. Can I still purchase any DVDs?

As of August 2019, Georgetown University Press no longer sells the companion DVDs. All of the audio and video students and instructors need is available here on http://www.AlkitaabTextbook.com. 

9.  Is the multimedia keyed to the text? Or does it stand alone as supplemental material?

All of the audio and video is keyed to the text. There are icons throughout each textbook indicating when students should listen to or watch something. All multimedia is available on here on AlKitaabTextbook.com until September 30, 2021, after which it will only be available through the new Lingco companion website.

10.  I am a teacher. Is the answer key provided free when I purchase an Al-Kitaab textbook?

If you request a print desk or exam copy of a Teacher’s Edition, you will need to request both the textbook and the corresponding answer key. To request a copy of any of the Teacher’s Edition eTextbooks, please visit VitalSource.com. Once you set up a VitalSource login, please select “Faculty Sampling” in the upper right corner and select the title you wish to review. The corresponding answer key is included in the digital Teacher’s Edition (or “Digital Exam Copy”).

We do not provide free answer keys with Student Edition textbooks.

11.  I am a student. Is the answer key provided free when I purchase an Al-Kitaab textbook?

No. We do not provide free answer keys with any program components.

12.  Where I can purchase the answer key?

Most bookstores do not carry answer keys. Answer keys can be ordered online for a nominal fee from Georgetown University Press at www.press.georgetown.edu or by contacting one of our distributors.

13.  I live outside the United States. How do I purchase a copy of one of the Al-Kitaab books?

Any Georgetown University Press book can be purchased outside the United States. Visit our list of distributors to find your regional sales contact.

Companion Website FAQs

1. Is there a companion website I can use with the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program, 3rd Ed.?

New companion websites are coming soon, and will be hosted by Lingco. Instructors may sample the new companion websites now by clicking here. The full websites will be available for fall 2021 course adoption. 

2. What is Lingco, and what features do the Lingco companion websites offer to students and instructors?

Lingco Language Labs, or Lingco for short, offers a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all multimedia materials and additional online course management and grading options for teachers.

Lingco provides students with a variety of exercises, many with instant feedback for students, including multiple choice, drag and drop, typing response, listening, and recording activities. It gives the instructors the ability to set deadlines, assign activities, and manually grade activities, monitor student and class progress, and create their own class activities within the Lingco platform. For more information, please visit the Lingco website. 

3. How can I sample the new Lingo companion websites?

To sample the new Lingco websites, please visit our “Companion Websites” page and select the appropriate button. 

4. What content is included in the sample? 

There are two sampling options.

(A) Instructors may view a sample chapter of a textbook, available immediately once you set up your free account with Lingco. This sample includes one chapter of each course in Lingco. The virtual classroom is populated with fake students to make the experience as realistic as possible for instructors. 

(B) Instructors may request the full demo–including all course content–which will be processed in 1-2 business days.

Please submit requests for chapter and full demos by visiting our “Companion Websites” page.

5. As an instructor, may I edit the demo course included in the sample?

You will not be able to edit the demo course included in this sample.

6. Do I need an instructor code to access the Lingco companion website?

You do not need a separate instructor’s code. To request access as an instructor, please use the appropriate button on the “Companion Website” access page.

7. What should I do if I am having trouble logging into Lingco?

If you have already set up your account with Lingco and are having any trouble logging in, please go to lingco.io and click “Forgot Password.”

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