Arabic (Modern Standard) Phase 1, Unit 01-05
Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: MP3
- Lessons: 5
- ISBN: 9781442360037
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download
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.
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- Easy to use
- It Works
- Perfects Accent
- Needs Longer Pauses
Comments about Arabic (Modern Standard) Phase 1, Unit 01-05:
I've been listening to the files as I work out. Pretty nice to occupy my mind for runs on the treadmill. It's working really well for me. I find that listening to each lesson twice (2 days) seems to help me remember the lesson better. The format is quite good but it would be nice to have a little more time. at least in the earlier lessons, to recall the proper phrase or word before the the native speakers tell you what you should have said. In any event, the lessons do seem to be building quite logically and I'm surprised at how the proper phrase or word just seems to pop into my head.
I do have some concerns as to whether or not I'll be generally understood given the wide range of dialects but all I can do is try when I go back to the ME. Previous experience tells me that the Arabs really appreciate an effort to learn and speak in their language.