Arabic (Eastern) II, Comprehensive

Arabic (Eastern) II, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743544900
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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.
Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes with Pimsleur it’s that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. Eastern Arabic II includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completing Level I.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded and fluency increases.
  • The next 10 lessons allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situation, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ve doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures – faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored, as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end, you’re speaking at a midintermediate level with nearnative pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

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 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.
Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes with Pimsleur it’s that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. Eastern Arabic II includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completing Level I.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded and fluency increases.
  • The next 10 lessons allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situation, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ve doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures – faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored, as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end, you’re speaking at a midintermediate level with nearnative pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

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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PimsleurArabic (East) Phase 2, Units 1-30
 
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    5.0

    Great Product!!!!

    By Tim B.

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Business person

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      This really helped my continued learning of Arabic.
      Again transliteration, software, and visuals would be a great addition.

      With a little help on the side this can really assist you in your learning.

       
      4.0

      Eastern Arabic

      By alankeith

      from Valley Cottage, NY

      About Me Retired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Vocabulary Well Timed

      Cons

      • Enunciation And Clarity P

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      The Pimsleur Method is excellent. I took the Italian course before I took this, which was excellent, so I do have something to compare. In the Arabic course, they rush it a bit, and they don't enunciate very clearly often, which is important because English speaking people can't often differentiate when it comes to the gutturals and glottal stops(or in fact the "s" and 't' sounds. So it takes several repeats and dicitionary look-ups before you can figure out what the instructor is saying. The presenters should listen to the Italian course to see where they can improve.

       
      4.0

      Eastern Arabic Phase 2

      By Jeff

      from GA

      About Me Traveler

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        The lessons build on what is taught in Phase 1 nicely. The pace of the lessons is faster than in Phase 1 as one would expect but there are plenty of repetitions to enforce the material.

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        4.0

        Great for continuing education on-the-go

        By Bubba

        from New York, NY

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Arabic (East) Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        Great for people with a commute to work that want to improve their language skills but have to keep their eyes on the road. This couse is based on Syrian Arabic. Arabic vocabulary and pronunciation in the Gulf and North Africa differs slightly. Course is for people with a basic background in Arabic; about 1-2 college semesters worth. Lesson lengths are perfect length to keep interest.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I wish Pimsleur offered the same lessons with a Gulf Arabic teacher. It would be nice if there were a few bonus lessons dedicated to words which people may encounter that differ from region to region. For example, "hotel" is "funduq" in the gulf and "nuzil" in North Africa. Product is a little expensive...luckily it came with a 10% off coupon.

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