Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 Lessons 1-5 MP3
Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: MP3
- Lessons: 5
- ISBN: 9781442360037
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List Price: $21.95
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Includes 5 lessons as MP3 download (2.5 hrs), plus User’s Guide.
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This course includes Lessons 1-5 from the Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Modern Standard Arabic. A User’s Guide is included.
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.
- 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.
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- 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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- Easy to use
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- Perfects Accent
- Needs Longer Pauses
Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 Lessons 1-5 MP3:
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.