Welcome to the website dedicated to the book “All The Arabic You Never Learned The First Time Around” by James M. Price. This was far and away the best text book that I received as a student at the Defense Language Institute. James Price’s clear, concise, and “no-nonsense” approach to learning Arabic was (and still is) refreshing in a world where students are ever-increasingly trying to find easier ways to get results. His message throughout this book is that if you want to learn Arabic, you will have to work hard, there is simply no “silver bullet” in mastering the language.
I have spent the better part of the last few months trying to contact James Price but have not had any luck. The only versions of the book out there are scanned PDFs which are cumbersome and not searchable. After failing in my attempt to contact Mr. Price, I decided to create a version myself that is a .doc version instead of a PDF. This was a considerable undertaking (in both time and money) to say the least. The english parts were easy enough using OCR (optical character recognition) software, but for the Arabic sections (of which there are many) I had to resort to typing them out by hand.
James, if you read this, I want to thank you for this invaluable book and I hope that putting it on the internet is acceptable to you. If not, feel free to let me know at the Contact Us page.