Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 Lessons 1-5 : Pimsleur Modern Standard Arabic

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Modern Standard Arabic
  • 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

About Modern Standard Arabic:

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 worldwide.
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 Quran.
The Modern Standard Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left.

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! Modern Standard Arabic Level 2 Lessons 1-5 build on material taught in prior lessons. Each lesson provides 32 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. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Modern Standard Arabic. Also included is a user's guide.


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Most useful program I've tried!

The built in repitition is helpful. If you want to master each lesson, you may need to repeat it. I am surprised, however, at the rate at which I am acquiring more and more words. Thank you very much!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio