Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 CD

Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 CD

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

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442369474
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  • List Price: $345.00

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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 practice reading Modern Standard Arabic
- 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 (Modern Standard) 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 Modern Standard 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 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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5.0

I love Pimsleur!!! If you have any doubts - stop doubting.

By deeniman

from Jacksonville,Fl

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • Time commitment

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 MP3:

I'm a huge fan of Pimsleur, and I'm super stoked they released MS3 hoping for a MS4&5. Those who have attempted to learn Arabic before know how difficult a task it can be. If Pimsleur is used properly you can't help but to learn to speak Arabic. Just a few things about MS2, and a few things I learned that helped me proceed through the course.
1. The reciters are different from MS1, and MS2 (changes once again on MS3). At first I disliked the change because I had difficulty understanding the new speaker. Now I appreciate it, because it helps you to better understand the same words coming from different sounds of voices.
2. MS2 picks up speed, and throws more words at you, and the lessons are longer than the average MS1 lesson. The 'more words' could be perception; but the difficulty is definitely amped up a bit.
3. English word order is different than in Arabic when forming a sentence. The way Pimsleur teaches, I've found that I could successfully communicate ideas that had never been phrased on the audio - pretty neat.
3. If you think the time in between sentences is to short - it's because you haven't mastered the lesson/vocabulary.
5. If you don't vocally repeat the sentence you won't have the confidence to say in it in real world settings.
6.The lessons are really long, many over 30 min. It's takes mental stamina to focus throughout the lesson, The thing more that I could ask for is MS4 hopefully next year!

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4.0

Great way to continue your studies!

By JM

from NYC

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 MP3:

Helpful to keep me moving along after first trying a competitor's product, which was good but didn't get me as far as Pimsleur. Thanks!

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Beneficial

By Nick

from Virginia

About Me Government employee, Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 MP3:

The MP3 makes it very convenient to use. I have been learning Arabic for about two years and have noticed that some of the words used in this program are Egyptian Arabic. Not a big deal since I know what the words/verbs should be, but if this is suppose to be strictly MSA, then it needs to be only MSA.

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