Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Levels 1-3 MP3

Pimsleur Arabic (Eastern) Levels 1-3 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9781442307308
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $335.00

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Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (48 hrs), plus 3 Reading Booklets and a 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?
- 90, 30-minute audio lessons
- 3 hours of Eastern Arabic reading instruction and practice
- In total, 48 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- A Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Arabic (Eastern) Levels 1, 2, and 3. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Eastern Arabic.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. By the end of the program, you’ll have gained experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 for each level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to give you practice sounding out Eastern Arabic and then to help you progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Eastern Arabic with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

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
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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PimsleurArabic (East) Phases 1-3
 
4.5

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Business/work (3)
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    5.0

    Way better than other programs

    By Bob

    from Colorado

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Arabic (East) Phases 1-3:

    I like this program much better than others because it actually explains exactly what you are saying. It's not just word/picture association where you're not exactly sure what you just said.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    very helpful

    By o.t.

    from tel aviv

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phases 1-3:

      help me get used to talk and understand people I meat. I wish there will be a pahse 4 as well, so I can continue my learnings

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Great Start

      By Akh Patrick

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No Transcripts Of Audio
      • No writing component
      • Poor Reading Lessons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phases 1-3:

      The Pimsleur program is a great way to get started speaking and understanding Levantine (Eastern) Arabic. I listened to each thirty-minute lesson at least once, usually in my car on the way to work. I also supplemented the program by listening to as much authentic spoken Arabic as I could (usually Lebanese movies, TV shows, and music).

      After finishing all three units, I'm still far from fluent, but I can converse to a certain degree with my wife's family from Palestine and Lebanon. They love it, and they're impressed with how much I learned in just three months of using Pimsleur. They did have to help me with pronunciation a bit, but Arabic is such a different language, that's not a surprise.

      The best thing about Pimsleur is that it gets you speaking fast, and I felt the whole time that I was learning a lot of material and learning it quickly. At the end of the program, you will still be a beginner, but with the lack of materials out there for learning Levantine Arabic, I can't imagine a better way to get started. I recommend the program whole-heartedly.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Eastern Arabic IV?

      By mario

      from Milan,Italy

      About Me Business person

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Time commitment

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phases 1-3:

      Perhaps too focused on a tourist's experience?

      Service and delivery comments:

      I am enthusiastic about your course Eastern Arabic course.
      Please release a Eastern Arabic IV (i.e. a step ahead from Eastern Arabic III)!
      Thanks and congratulations for your excellent work.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Product!

      By Linguistics Nerd

      from Loxahatchee FL

      About Me Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Teaches how Arabic works

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Arabic (East) Phases 1-3:

      It works very quickly and effectively. If it goes at pace that's too fast, just review the lesson twice, before moving on.

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