Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 CD

Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743544900
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Eastern Arabic
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Eastern Arabic will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Arabic (Eastern)
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- A Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Arabic (Eastern) Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons, which build upon the reading skills acquired in Level 1, are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Eastern Arabic.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his secrets:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Eastern Arabic Language
Arabic is the world's 6th most common language with 295 million native speakers. It is also the liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims as it is the language of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam.
Eastern Arabic is the dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Eastern Arabic is also very well understood in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Arab world -- Arabia, the Gulf Region, and Iraq. Pimsleur’s Eastern Arabic is based on the dialect of Damascus, Syria.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • It works (6)
  • Portable (4)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fun (5)
  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (4), Business person (3)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I will likely see this language thru the pimsleur levels

By Vicki

from Portland, OR

About Me Business person, Friend, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Insufficient reading material
  • No vocabulary list for each lesson
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3:

I love the teaching method, but since my hearing is not perfect would really appreciate if there were written vocabularies with each lesson, and some easy reading. This would help cement the learning for me as I tend to learn best when reading, and it would help me to understand subtle differences in words better. Also, I would finish semi-literate in my language. In addition, in the case of the spoken Arabic languages it is difficult to find supplemental reading, as the majority of written works use MSA. The other nit is that with longer phrases, the pause is too short to get the phrase out before the CD gives the answer.

Service and delivery comments:

I downloaded my purchases, and there was no hitch in that. The only customer service I used was the website bot, which had canned answers that were not all that relevant

 
4.0

Quality Product

By J

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3:

I use Pimsleur on my commute to work, share can usually complete a 30 minute daily audio lesson.

Pimsleur's programs are great to practice relevant words and phrases right away. Native speakers have told me my pronunciation is very clear after 6 months of practice.

Service and delivery comments:

I wish they would include a few more vocabulary words (adjectives & verbs for common situations) with each example conversation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product!!!!

By Tim B.

from Detroit, MI

About Me Business person

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3:

    This really helped my continued learning of Arabic.
    Again transliteration, software, and visuals would be a great addition.

    With a little help on the side this can really assist you in your learning.

     
    4.0

    Eastern Arabic

    By alankeith

    from Valley Cottage, NY

    About Me Retired

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Vocabulary Well Timed

    Cons

    • Enunciation And Clarity P

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3:

    The Pimsleur Method is excellent. I took the Italian course before I took this, which was excellent, so I do have something to compare. In the Arabic course, they rush it a bit, and they don't enunciate very clearly often, which is important because English speaking people can't often differentiate when it comes to the gutturals and glottal stops(or in fact the "s" and 't' sounds. So it takes several repeats and dicitionary look-ups before you can figure out what the instructor is saying. The presenters should listen to the Italian course to see where they can improve.

     
    4.0

    Eastern Arabic Phase 2

    By Jeff

    from GA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Level 2 MP3:

      The lessons build on what is taught in Phase 1 nicely. The pace of the lessons is faster than in Phase 1 as one would expect but there are plenty of repetitions to enforce the material.

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