Arabic (Modern Standard) Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Arabic (Modern Standard) Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • 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.
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! Each lesson of Modern Standard Arabic Phase 1, Unit 01-05 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

Description

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.
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! Each lesson of Modern Standard Arabic Phase 1, Unit 01-05 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

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Modern Arabic - Phase 1

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Needs Longer Pauses

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Travel

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.

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