Written from an American perspective, Aktuboo: Mastering the Arabic Script seeks to remove the anxiety of learning not only the Arabic language but its script too. It teaches Modern Standard Arabic, the most ubiquitous dialect in the Middle East. Besides gently guiding you into the Arabic language, it also contains a wealth of cultural information and so it's ideal for Egyptphiles, travelers and Christian missionaries. * Use mnemonics to help you remember the Arabic alphabet. * Practice reading Arabic by first reading English words written in Arabic. * Transition easily from cognates to true Arabic words. * Develop good grammar by examining generic sentences. * Learn how to conjugate at least 50 common verbs. The assistance I had from many Arab people for the translation samples is uncredited.