Language in Its Cultural Context

Arabic professor Mohammed Jiyad has just published a series of books to help people gain proficiency in learning Arabic language and culture: the three-part al-Jaleys for Teaching and Learning Arabic Language and Culture and 101 Fundamental Arabic Grammar Rules. Jiyad says it is important for students to learn about culture while learning a language. Not only does it make the lessons more meaningful, but it improves students’ acquisition and retention of the language.