This new sound and script workbook is intended to be used and completed by students before they begin using the second edition of the "Ahlan wa Sahlan" textbook. The workbook helps students learn the alphabet, numerals, and sounds of the Arabic language. The 6 units in the workbook correlate to the first 6 lessons of the first edition "Ahlan wa Sahlan" textbook, published in 2000. The workbook and textbook each include two discs: a DVD video and an mp3 audio program on CD-ROM. The new edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teach students to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story that involves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This new edition features a DVD video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program; and, material designed according to proficiency principles. Features of the New Edition include: DVD video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; updated audio program; and, material designed according to proficiency principles. Components of the New Edition include: a full-color Student Textbook with DVD and audio program; Annotated Instructor's Edition; Sound and Script Workbook; and, Online, interactive exercises.