Arabic (Egyptian), Comprehensive

Arabic (Egyptian), Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Egyptian Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743506595
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Description

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

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.

Comprehensive Arabic (Egyptian) 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 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.

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

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.

Comprehensive Arabic (Egyptian) 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 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.

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.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurArabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • It works (13)
  • Perfects accent (11)
  • Portable (11)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (9)
  • Fun (7)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
  • Business/work (4)
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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

Verified Reviewer

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

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    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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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just Waiting For Another Phase

          By SW

          from Australia

          About Me Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Just for fun
            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Arabic (Egyptian), Comprehensive:

            Great, effective product. There's not a lot out there for learning Egyptian Arabic but this is a highly detailed course and you'll be surprised as I was at how quickly you pick up on it. Very rewarding and practical. A lot of fun, just need more of it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            We need more levels please! Just the one phase isn't enough.

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