Arabic (East) Phase 3, Units 1-30

Arabic (East) Phase 3, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442307292
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Eastern Arabic is the dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Eastern Arabic is also very well understood in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Arab world -- Arabia, the Gulf Region, and Iraq. Pimsleur's Eastern Arabic is based on the dialect of Damascus, Syria.
The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Eastern Arabic Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1 and 2.

  • The beginning lessons of Phase 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons of Phase 3 your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 3, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a naturalsounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Selfconfidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, give you practice reading Arabic and provide you with insight into Arab culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll see when visiting an Arabicspeaking country. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Eastern Arabic is the dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Eastern Arabic is also very well understood in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Arab world -- Arabia, the Gulf Region, and Iraq. Pimsleur's Eastern Arabic is based on the dialect of Damascus, Syria.
The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Eastern Arabic Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1 and 2.

  • The beginning lessons of Phase 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons of Phase 3 your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 3, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a naturalsounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Selfconfidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, give you practice reading Arabic and provide you with insight into Arab culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll see when visiting an Arabicspeaking country. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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    5.0

    An excellent system

    By Luqmaan

    from United Kingdom

    About Me Student, Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (Eastern) III, Comprehensive:

    An excellent product and perfect for adding to your language building repertoire, irrespective of whatever language you might be learning. Many language packages and courses focus mostly on reading, listening and understand but oftentimes neglect the spoken aspect, a gap which the Pimsleur Method goes really far in closing and cultivates a natural ability to articulate what's on your mind. It kinda recalibrates and reconfigures your brain to respond without stuttering or hesitation, which is perfect for those who like myself, engage in self study and don't yet have the opportunity or confidence to speak the language publicly. I've been using the Eastern Arabic program, which most closely resembles the dialect of Syria but is generally quite versatile. The only downside is that there were only three parts and that Pimsleur to date has expressed no interest in releasing (a more advanced) part four, nor parts two in Egyptian or Modern Standard Arabic, which I'm also interested in. I'd also like to see perhaps a word-for-word transcript of everything that's said during the lessons, so there's no doubt as to how something's pronounced in the event that I may have miss-heard something. This happened a few times during the early stages of the course, when I wasn't as sensitive to the sound and of the language.

     
    4.0

    Great resource

    By Arabic Student

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Government employee, Student, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not Enough Vocabulary

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    The is a dearth of materials available for learning the Syrian dialect and this course goes far towards helping people bridge the gap between Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and what they are more likely to hear on the street in the Levant. I would strongly recommend it to others who want a solid introduction to Syrian dialect.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I would include more vocabulary. Even if the course wishes to stay in the tourism realm, segments on currency exchange, bartering, or hiring a guide would be good.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very good, as far as it goes

    By Tom الطالب العربي

    from Washington, DC

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not what I expected

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    The 3 phases of Eastern Arabic were fun and rewarding to use, and left me able to communicate simple ideas in Arabic. I only have 3 complaints:

    1) It teaches you Syrian / Lebanese 'slang' -- my Sudanese in-laws were thoroughly amused by it (they speak their own Arabic 'slang'), but sometimes what I tried to say couldn't get across to them at all. Similarly, I wasn't able to understand them as often as I could have hoped. This isn't a problem if your interest is in speaking with Syrians / Lebanese, of course.

    2) There seemed to be discontinuity between the 3 different phases; slightly different vocabulary being used when you switched from Phase 2 to 3, for example. It isn't that big a deal; you can pick up the new style and start learning again pretty easily.

    3) I want more! More lessons, more vocabulary, practice in more conversational contexts, etc. It's too fun and easy to stop at 3 phases :)

    Otherwise, I am very happy with the product.

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