Unlike other Arabic textbooks on the market, "Arabic for Life" is not specifically focused on either grammar or proficiency. Instead, it offers a balanced methodology that combines the two. Bassam Frangieh has created a book that is full of energy and excitement about Arabic language and culture that effectively transmits that excitement to students. "Arabic for Life" offers a dynamic and multidimensional view of the Arab world that incorporates language with Arabic culture and intellectual thought.
Bassam Frangieh is professor of Arabic at Claremont-McKenna College. He previously taught at Georgetown, Yale, and the Foreign Service Institute. He is the author of Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present, published by Yale University Press.