Arabic (Modern Standard), Comprehensive

Arabic (Modern Standard), Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442336575
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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 Modern Standard Arabic

  • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), also known as Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the variety of Arabic used in writing and in formal speech.
  • MSA is spoken by an estimated 300 million people world-wide.
  • It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  • Modern Standard Arabic is the official language of all Arab countries, and is the only form of Arabic taught in schools at all levels. Because of this, MSA is the lingua franca of all educated Arabic-speakers, regardless of nationality or spoken native dialect.
  • It is used in the news, schools, official documents, and courts of law.
  • MSA bears great resemblance to Classical Arabic; the language of ancient poetry and the Quran.
  • The Modern Standard Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left.
Pimsleur's Modern Standard Arabic Comprehensive Language Program

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! Modern Standard Arabic, Comprehensive 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, 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 and provide you with an introduction to reading the Arabic alphabet. These lessons 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 (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

About Modern Standard Arabic

  • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), also known as Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the variety of Arabic used in writing and in formal speech.
  • MSA is spoken by an estimated 300 million people world-wide.
  • It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  • Modern Standard Arabic is the official language of all Arab countries, and is the only form of Arabic taught in schools at all levels. Because of this, MSA is the lingua franca of all educated Arabic-speakers, regardless of nationality or spoken native dialect.
  • It is used in the news, schools, official documents, and courts of law.
  • MSA bears great resemblance to Classical Arabic; the language of ancient poetry and the Quran.
  • The Modern Standard Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left.
Pimsleur's Modern Standard Arabic Comprehensive Language Program

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! Modern Standard Arabic, Comprehensive 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, 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 and provide you with an introduction to reading the Arabic alphabet. These lessons 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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4.5

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  • Portable (17)
  • Perfects accent (15)
  • Fun (12)

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    5.0

    More Levels

    By Mo

    from Dallas

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

    Great product. Please add a third phase. And a fourth. And a fifth.

     
    5.0

    The best product ever!

    By Kenia

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Learner

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Units

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

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

    My family and I been trying to learn Arabic for years and finally came across Pimsleur. We learned more in a day then we did trying to teach ourselves by book. I really like this product, it's simple and fun at the same time. We are also teaching our 11 month old and she is picking up on it very fast. This is by far, the best product we came across!

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    5.0

    oral language

    By luque

    from Jersey city, nj

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

    The audio is excellent. Learning a language orally is so efficient because you can actually hold conversations. Learning the language in script is only good AFTER you learn it orally because that's the natural way to learn it(that's how children learn). If you learn a language in script before learning it orally, you'll be exhausted and reluctant to learn it orally. And learning the script of a language is useless because you can't even put a sensible sentence together with that.

     
    4.0

    Good program

    By Hobbyhack

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Lessons Too Long

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

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

    I use the product in the car. It is great to be learning from the very beginning to communicate in sentences versus word by word. This would be a 5 start rating if the lessons were broken into 15-20 minute sessions instead of 30 minutes.

     
    4.0

    I have bought this product TWICE!

    By AIM

    from Hickory,NC

    About Me Student, Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

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

      I use the product to learn Chinese and Arabic. It not only helps me with memorizing it, but also my accent. I wouldn't learn it any other way!!

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