Marhaba! Level 2 is designed for second-year Arabic language students at the middle school or high school level. Building upon the foundational grammar, vocabulary, and cultural knowledge students learned in Level 1, Level 2 helps students transition to longer conversations in Arabic, using a greater breadth of conversational topics. Level 2 also places increased emphasis on literacy skills, with more activities to support reading and writing.

The’ Marhaba!’ Level 2 Curriculum Guide offers even more support and guidance for teachers, including advice and instructions’ on:

  • choosing which vocabulary and grammar structures to teach students
  • planning curricula with detailed sample Curriculum Maps
  • adapting Level 1 activities for second-year classrooms
  • designing assessments
SKU: 9780887279546 Language: Arabic Series: MARHABA Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Category:


This is a excellent interactive approach that allows students to explore their creativity while learning the language. It gives students the opportunity to engage in more meaningful activities that cater to their own way of learning.

'€” Nada Shaath, Bell High School, California

About the Author

Steven Berbeco is currently Superintendent of Hopi Junior Senior High School in Keams Canyon, Arizona. He previously served as Department Chair for Japanese and Korean at the U.S. Department of State'€™s Foreign Service Institute and Dean at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He holds a Doctorate in Education from Boston University and Master'€™s degrees in Linguistics from Harvard University and Indiana University.

Dr. Berbeco developed Marhaba! after teaching Arabic in various non-traditional systems, such as an alternative inner-city high school and a refugee camp in Liberia. These experiences taught him the value of non-linear curriculum design, and he has used this learning to support his students' particular learning needs.

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