Within the Arabic speaking world there is a considerable diversity of dialects spoken. In addition to the colloquial dialects, there is a literary language known as Modern Written Arabic, which functions as the official language of newspapers, radio, television, and academia. This book and audio CD course gives a thorough grounding in MWA, focusing on newspapers, editorials, essays, books, and periodicals, and is designed to give the user access to the realms of journalism, government, and literature. It requires a knowledge of Arabic script and pronunciation as well as elementary grammar, and is meant for use with an instructor, although a dedicated student may make progress in self-study. Level One comes with a coursebook and 24 CDs; Level Two with a coursebook and 8 CDs.