Leila Kouatly

Leila Kouatly is an Arabic lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies – Middle-East and Central Asia (CAIS) at The Australian National University. Before joining CAIS in 2017, Leila was employed as an educational developer by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, where she contributed to the development of the online version of several CAIS Arabic courses. Leila’s research interests include second language acquisition and technology in language teaching.

Marhaba! An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic »

Publication date: January 2023
Marhaba! An Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic is a unique student handbook specifically written and designed for flexible learning. It consists of 23 lessons that include a variety of online interactive tasks supported by a range of audio resources. Online learners develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the introductory level of Modern Standard Arabic while getting an insight into the culture of the Arab world. This publication addresses the needs of a mobile and diverse cohort of Australian and international students who seek to acquire a basic knowledge of the grammar and syntax of Modern Standard Arabic, a form of the language common to all peoples of the Arab-speaking world, from North Africa to the Middle East and Asia.
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