Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 CD

Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 CD

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

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9781476768366
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a 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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic
- In total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This Modern Standard Arabic program includes all of Pimsleur’s Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading Modern Standard 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. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the Modern Standard Arabic language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic. These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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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Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • It works (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Fun (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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4.0

Arabic is not easy... but now it is possible!

By Giannimil

from Milano, Italy

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 MP3:

Lesson after lesson words and structures stick in the brain even if you couldn't imagine ... or hope, so efficiently

Service and delivery comments:

Customer service : perfect!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Essential Course for Living/Working in the Arab World!!

By Scott

from Temecula, CA

About Me Airline Pilot

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 CD:

My job as an airline pilot has taken me to the Middle East for the better part of a decade, flying throughout the Arab world. Given the fact that there are many local dialects of Arabic spoken from Morocco all the way out to Yemen, being able to communicate effectively in MSA becomes very important. This course has enabled me to do just that and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I have had no trouble communicating with locals throughout the Arab world and have even been complimented on my accent. Having used the Pimsleur method for various languages over the years, I can state unequivocally that it works! If you want to get a good, solid command of spoken MSA, this is the course for you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It Really Works!

By Private1

from Springfield, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 MP3:

      The science behind the method makes it natural to learn. I tried Rosetta Stone and it failed. Pimsleur is the first method that allowed me to latch on to a language.

      I actually prefer not having a visual component because it allows me to focus on the hearing and speaking. Visual would be a distraction.

      I never thought I could learn another language and am thrilled to finally believe it can happen--and I know it will. Arabic, of all things! A tough one!

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      I prefer not having visual. I think it would distract from fully grasping the audio. I agree learning by speaking is the best first rung on the ladder. Rosetta Stone had a visual and that technique did not work for me. It can be added at later levels, but not initially.

      Arabic now has some reading information and that is REALLY appreciated! I could not really learn the language without it--greatly enhances value.

      I will be picking up another language after this and it will be from Pimsleur. I have praised it to many friends and acquaintances.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Tools for your tool belt

      By Jim

      from Washington D.C.

      About Me Government employee, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 MP3:

      I have been studying Modern Standard Arabic at a college level for 1.5 years now. During this time a lot of emphasis was put on reading and writing, but very little time was spent dialoguing it. After searching the internet for programs in Arabic I came across Pimsleurs MSA course. This course stood out to me mainly because it focuses more on how the language is spoken instead of the written word, which for anyone who has taken an Arabic course can attest that conversational Arabic is much different than reading it. The biggest problem for me is that although I can read and write Arabic, it is still very hard for me to understand it when it is spoken to me. One of my final notes I would like to say is that this program also helps explain a little bit better why sentence structures are the way they are, which allows me to put together more sentences with vocabulary that I already know. So all in all this program is extremely beneficial, especially if you already know an array of Arabic words.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The pauses could be longer, but isn't a huge problem if you are willing to manually pause it between sets.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great program!!!

      By Ben

      from Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy
      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • While Driving

        Comments about Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Levels 1-2 MP3:

        I downloaded the lessons on my phone and I listen to them on my way home from work.
        When I first hear the lesson for the day I feel like there is no way I'd be able to learn that, but after doing it over and over I get it!! I am a native English speaker but now I'm speaking Arabic!!

        Thank you so much!!!

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