• Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Modern Standard Arabic, Book 1
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 10-19-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.4 (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Modern Standard Arabic, or MSA, is the standard, formal, written form that is used and understood throughout the Arab world. While primarily written, MSA is also spoken in highly formal situations, in higher education, in sermons, and in the courts of law.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Modern Standard Arabic Phase 1, Unit 01-05 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
©2012 Simon & Schuster (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)
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By Vic on 03-13-15

Effective way to learn Arabic

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This approach for learning a language is very effective. There is lots of repetition, help with pronunciation, and practical, daily uses of the language. I take a weekly in-person Arabic class, which has me focused on grammar rules and which makes me unable to produce the language due to the complexity of the grammar rules, This audio book has enabled me to actually produce the spoken language. If you are a stickler for grammar details, using just this audio book might stress you out since you might not understand some of the finer details. But if you are willing to learn the grammar a bit organically (or if you pair the book with a class as I do), you'll do great. I highly recommend it.

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By Karim on 12-02-15

Useful and Easy to Learn

I don't have much time working an average of 10 hours a day and a bit on the weekend. This course is suitable to learn for at least 30min each day especially while stuck in traffic for more than an hour.

I find that repeating a unit once il really does wonders. Next day your memory is great.

Good job to the educators

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By Amazon Customer on 01-27-16

brilliant.

I thoroughly enjoy it, and there is so much repetition interspersed throughout the audio that you can't forget it. Really good and is modern standard Arabic too, which is understood in all Arabic countries.

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By benjahman on 12-27-16

Excellent for beginners

I did know nothing of Arabic.. Within thgthge fursdfursdt two lessons I could have a very short conversation with my work colleague who speaks fluently. She was so impressed she asked me if I had private lessons foir s few months.
Results in a few days and you don't forget it .very good methods.

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By GreenAsJade on 04-28-16

Disappointed

I found Pimsleur's Portuguese course to be excellent. I progressed rapidly.

This Arabic course is a lot less well presented. The speakers speak too quickly, forcing me to have to keep repeating sections to get it clear. There are few if any explanations around why phrases and sounds are used

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