Learn Arabic (Modern Standard) with The Pimsleur Method

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Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the standard and written form of Arabic used and understood throughout the Arab world. Though primarily written, MSA is also spoken in formal situations, higher education, sermons, media, and in the courts of law. Learn Modern Standard Arabic today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurArabic (Modern Standard) Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • It works (16)
  • Portable (15)
  • Perfects accent (13)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • Business/work (9)
    • Fun (7)
    • Family background/heritage (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (10), Student (7), Business person (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    oral language

    By luque

    from Jersey city, nj

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Just what I needed!

    By Mike

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Military personnel

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Only One Phase For Msa

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work

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

    This language is a requirement for my job. It is very hard to find the time to commit towards maintaing the language. With Pimsleur it fits perfectly into my commute to and from work. I am getting better every day. I have only given 4 stars because there is only one phase in the language I need. If they would add more phases to Arabic (Modern Standard) this would be a 6 star product.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I really would like to see them add more phases to Arabic (Modern Standard).

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Navigation needs improvement

    By Student

    from Silicon Valley

    About Me Business person, Don't Force Me To Answer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Don't Force Me To Answer

    Cons

    • Don't Force Me To Answer

    Best Uses

    • Don't Force Me To Answer

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

    DO NOT dictate the form of my review.

     
    5.0

    It works!!

    By Jamillionaire

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Student

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

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

    This course review prior concepts for the first 15 minutes and the proceeds to new ones the next 15. I find this method perfect to cumulatively learn a language. Pimsleur's audio only method works wonderfully and I find that I can say things I would have thought I could say so quickly. I understand grammar and vocabulary with very little outside effort on my part. I will be waiting for the second installment.

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    I would focus more on describing myself as a student. It focuses more as if I had a family. I can say wife and children early on, but I cannot say my age or desicribe myself and education early on.

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