Arabic (Eastern) I, Comprehensive

Arabic (Eastern) I, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743529440
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a 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.

Comprehensive Arabic (Eastern)I includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. 

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.  You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.  You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. More directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane.  Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family.  You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a 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.

Comprehensive Arabic (Eastern)I includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus an introduction to reading. Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. 

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.  You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.  You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. More directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane.  Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family.  You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurArabic (East) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (7)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (4)
  • Perfects accent (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Fun (3)
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5.0

Great Product!!!!

By Tim B.

from Detroit, MI

About Me Business person

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Time commitment

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

This product is great! It helped me a lot with Arabic. I did need some help from my lebanese friends with transliteration and conjugation but with a little help on the side this really accelerated my learning and understanding of Arabic. Thank you!

 
4.0

Arabic

By aakeith

from Valley Cottage, NY

Verified Buyer

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  • It Works

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

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

    It is very good in most respects. The Pimsleur method is good and effective. This particular course has one fault and that is that, when they introduce a new word or expression, they almost whisper and dont enunciate very well, which makes it difficult to learn since we don't know what it is we are learning. Get your teachers to speak up in Arabic. I also took the Pimsleur Italian course, which was excellent, and that was not a problem there.

     
    4.0

    Quick and simple!

    By RubberDucky94

    from Colorado Springs, Colorado

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    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

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

    A great way to learn a language. Wish there would be a second, and third phase of Egyptian Arabic.

     
    5.0

    for anyone at any level

    By hanamoza

    from queens,newyork

    About Me Student, Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

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

    i use it daily it is very easy to follow and the 30 minute lessons are the perfect amount of time to devote to studying a new language especially if you have other school work to do.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It works very well

    By Arabic Newb

    from DC

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

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

      This product works, plain and simple. With a desire to learn Arabic, I purchased Level 1 a few months ago. I took each lesson several times and really worked on perfecting my accent and memorizing the words (so that it would become second nature). The Arabic speakers break down the words and pronunciations for you at a digestible pace, and each lesson you find yourself building upon your new-found knowledge. My girlfriend and her family speak Arabic, and I have been told by them that my pronunciations are very good. I highly recommend the product to anyone wanting to learn a new language. I have already purchased Level 2.

      Service and delivery comments:

      For the most part, the speakers do a good job in breaking down the words and pronunciations for you. However, the speakers will not break down all words and you may find yourself saying, "what did you just say?" You really have to pay attention to the slightest sounds - Arabic has many sounds that are not familiar to a Westerner, and, because I'm not seeing the written word in front of me, it would be helpful if the speakers were to say, for example, "notice the 'ib' sound before xyz word."

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