Formal Arabic Materials

The Al-Kitaab series of textbooks, published by Georgetown University Press, while definitely lacking in many respects, is the most widely used and demanded formal Arabic text, which is why it is used at Saifi. It takes a comprehensive, but disjointed approach (beginners are often faced with unvocalized words and unexplained grammatical concepts) to formal Arabic, and a somewhat haphazard approach to Egyptian colloquial Arabic. There are 3 volumes of Al-kitaab series that Saifi institute uses, and each covers list of topics depending on the level.