Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30

Arabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Egyptian Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442317284
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Description

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

About the Egyptian Arabic Language

Egyptian Arabic is mainly spoken in urban Egypt. Egyptian Arabic has also gained a high degree of acceptance throughout the Arabic-speaking world because of its use in films. Pimsleur's Egyptian Arabic teaches the Careen dialect, the dialect of the Egyptian capital.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Egyptian Arabic Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • 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 of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, 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 (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

About the Egyptian Arabic Language

Egyptian Arabic is mainly spoken in urban Egypt. Egyptian Arabic has also gained a high degree of acceptance throughout the Arabic-speaking world because of its use in films. Pimsleur's Egyptian Arabic teaches the Careen dialect, the dialect of the Egyptian capital.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Egyptian Arabic Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • 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 of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, 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 (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (14)
  • It works (14)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • No writing component (3)

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  • Fun (8)
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5.0

An Effective Method

By Otto

from Natchez, MS

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

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

If you have never used Pimsleur before, keep in mind that this is an audio method, so you will only learn to speak the language, not read or write it. If you want to learn to speak Arabic, this is a great program to use. The use of graduated interval recall is very effective in aiding memory. I converse with native Arabic speakers now with ease and confidence.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I wish they had a phase 2!

By Nathan

from Washington, DC

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No Phase 2

Best Uses

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

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

I've learned basic conversational Egyptian Arabic and I can use it with my girlfriend. We've had a great time being able to say a few things to each other in her native language. I really wish there was a phase 2 available! I would buy it!

 
5.0

Eagerly waiting for higher levels.

By Farrukh

from Virginia

About Me Business person

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Excellent program for self learning. its more of a fun than a burden. Strongly recommend to anyone interested in learning Arabic/Egyptian Arabic.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A good thing in a small package

    By Mike

    from Scottsville, Kentucky

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

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

      I initially started getting interested in Arabic after travelling to North Africa. I tried several "learn on your own" type courses and, although informative and helpful, they eventually seemed to come up lacking. I would eventually lose interest. The Pimsleur Egyptian Arabic lessons have been stimulating and fun since the beginning. I really like the conversations in the course--listening to native speakers in brief exchanges. The lesson focusing on numbers seemed overly repetitive but that was probably because I was fairly familiar with the numbers to begin with. I've listened to the 30 lessons 3 times and would like to further courses offered in the future!

       
      5.0

      excellent, wish there was more levels

      By kevtoh

      from NY

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

          awesome course, it helped a lot... i just wish there was more levels, so i can perfect my learning

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