Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442336575
  • 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 Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Modern Standard 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 Modern Standard 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 with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in Modern Standard Arabic, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Modern Standard Arabic pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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 Modern Standard Arabic Language
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 Qu'ran. The Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left.

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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 CD
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • It works (24)
  • Portable (23)
  • Perfects accent (19)
  • Fun (16)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Travel (18)
  • Business/work (14)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (15), Student (9), Business person (6), Government employee (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply the best

I have learned Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese with Pimsleur. Brazilian and Japanese speakers congratulated me on my command of their languages. It's all thanks to Pimsleur. I am an ESL teacher working in...Read complete review

I have learned Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese with Pimsleur. Brazilian and Japanese speakers congratulated me on my command of their languages. It's all thanks to Pimsleur. I am an ESL teacher working in Morocco and I recently purchased Phase 1 of Arabic MSA. I have just been congratulated today on my level of spoken Arabic. As a linguist and as a user of the method, Pimsleur is simply the best approach to a foreign language. When asked what method is best to learn a language, I always recommend Pimsleur because I do know there's nothing like it. I can't wait till Phases 2 and 3 become available. Thanks for the amazing work!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but conversations are too fast at times...

Good mobile app.

Good mobile app.

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5.0

So easy!!!

By LG

from New York

About Me Government employee, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 CD:

    So much easier than Rosetta Stone!! Thanks

     
    5.0

    Fantastic! It works !!

    By Helen

    from UK

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 MP3:

    Excellent! Clear audio, well structured lessons and it really does work. I have also completed level 2 and will soon move onto level 3. I wish that there were more levels so that I could continue to expand my vocabulary!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent

     
    5.0

    Excellent precursor to advanced studies

    By Big Al

    from London

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 MP3:

    The course is divided into manageable chunks of information and the brief recap at the start of each lesson is fantastic.

    Having had very little knowledge of Arabic language previously, Level One helped immensely with vocabulary, sentence structure and most importantly, pronunciation.

    I have used my new language skills with native Arabic speakers and have been able to hold my own in a conversation. It has also aided me in more advanced studies or Arabic texts.

    Would like to see some writing practice elements and perhaps an interactive stage upon completion of each level, with a qualified teacher.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Customer service response via email was very prompt and the delivery of the product was instantaneous, as I had bought the online download version to be used via the app.

     
    3.0

    Good, but conversations are too fast at times...

    By Annie

    from Florida8

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 MP3:

      Good mobile app.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good course

      By jikla

      from NY

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 MP3:

        So far i am doing well its easy and i like the lessons.

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