“Let’s Read Arabic on the Internet” by Howard Rowland
If you have an interest in Arab culture and the Arabic language, or if you are a native Arabic speaker who wants to further your mastery of English, you must read “Let’s Read Arabic on the Internet” by Howard Rowland—a comprehensive and very diverse collection of 60 up-to-date (2013-2016) Arabic articles dealing mainly with the Middle East and its people, from numerous Internet websites, with accompanying English translations. It is a valuable resource for intermediate to advanced learners of Arabic, as well as an excellent opportunity for native Arabic speakers to utilize in order to build a larger vocabulary in their English and to improve their English reading skills, and for all speakers of either Arabic or English to learn more about what has been going on in the Middle East during recent years.
Review by Ernest McCarus, Ann Arbor, MO. "Accept my congratulations and thanks for this excellent piece of work--it is a model for this approach to foreign language teaching. It is an up-to-date collections of Arabic articles used in the Arabic of today. For one thing, I learned how to pronounce place names given seen only in transcription, like Idlib. The content is also well chosen, covering a wide variety of topics. The discussion on how to use the book in the Introduction is of course very necessary and very useful".