Ahlan wa Sahlan: Beginners

Ahlan wa Sahlan

Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Second Edition

Mahdi Alosh Revised with Allen Clark


Access the audio & video program for the Textbook

Access the audio & video program for the Workbook

Access the Online Interactive Exercises

View the first edition’s Instructor’s Handbook (PDF file)

Important Note to Instructors:

With the publication the the Second Edition, you must use the Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language Workbook (ISBN 978-0-300-14048-4 with disks or ISBN 978-0-300-21446-8 with online media) before beginning the Ahlan wa Sahlan Beginning Textbook (ISBN 978-0-300-12272-5). Completion of the workbook precedes use of the textbook; they are not used concurrently. A set of the Textbook and Workbook is available for a lower price (ISBN: 978-0-300-16290-5).

Features of the New Edition include:

  • new video series, filmed in Syria
  • expanded communicative activities
  • hundreds of online, interactive exercises
  • updated audio program
  • material designed according to proficiency principles


Components of the New Edition include: