EMSA 1 is complete in itself and can be used by the beginning student. It presents a practical introduction to the beginning student. It presents a practical introduction to the writing system of Arabic and to its pronunciation, with reading and writing and pronunciation drills. Thirty lessons provide a basic working knowledge of Arabic. Each lesson contains a text, a vocabulary, grammar and drills, including oral and written comprehension passages. An Arabic--English glossary completes the volume.Abboud, Peter. F. is the author of 'Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Pronunciation and Writing, Lessons', published 1983 under ISBN 9780521272957 and ISBN 0521272955.