Arabic (Egyptian), Comprehensive

Arabic (Egyptian), Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Egyptian Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • 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 thisprogram, 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.

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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 thisprogram, 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.

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Call us with questions
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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurArabic (Egy) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (14)
  • Perfects accent (13)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Fun (8)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (7), Business person (5), Student (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Talk Like An Egyptian

I am using this program to be able to have simple conversational skills with some friends, and with some family members who are moving from Egypt to our area. When trying it out with...Read complete review

I am using this program to be able to have simple conversational skills with some friends, and with some family members who are moving from Egypt to our area. When trying it out with my Egyptian husband, he grinned and laughed with amusement and delight that his American wife can sound so "Egyptian".

Because the speed is too fast for a beginner, I imported the mp3s into sound editing software (Audacity) and slowed it down by 15% to be able to prounce it as a beginner, and then sped it up until I can pronounce it as fast as a native speaker. I also will type out a transcript, because it helps to visually understand the pronunciation differences for the Cairo dialect vs. fushaah (modern standard Arabic).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Egyptian Arabic

The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I...Read complete review

The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I could really use this but hopefully once I learn more Arabic words I can use this program to reinforce what I have learned

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Dede

from Houston,texas

About Me Business person

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Travel

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

I enjoyed this product very much, because I could use it during my sportive activity and during long driving.

The pronunciation is excellent, the repetition is superb.

My need some english writing to help to remember

 
1.0

Egyptian Arabic

By Lin

from New Jersey

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

The topics are great. But I find my learning style requires both listening and seeing the words. I would strongly recommend that they include a written transcript of the audio. I wish I could really use this but hopefully once I learn more Arabic words I can use this program to reinforce what I have learned

 
5.0

An Effective Method

By Otto

from Natchez, MS

About Me Traveler

Verified Reviewer

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

About Me Videographer

Verified Buyer

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.

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