• VocabuLearn

  • Arabic, Level 2
  • By: Penton Overseas Inc.
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-11-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc.
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

VocabuLearn is the only audio language learning system designed to teach the way you learn best...concentrating on vocabulary and helpful expressions. This three-hour program contains over 1,500 commonly-used words and expressions, the building blocks of language. This audio flash-card system will have you communicating effectively in the shortest time possible. Recommended by educators world-wide, VocabuLearn is prepared by professional instructors and recorded by dialect-free native speakers, giving you the authentic pronunciation of each word. VocabuLearn is ideal for those studying foreign languages. It can also help you prepare for more enjoyable trips to foreign countries...and can even improve your job and business opportunities. Best of all, you can listen to VocabuLearn anywhere...in your car, at home, or on a portable digital audio player, wherever you are. No textbook is required! Browse more language instruction from Penton Overseas, Inc..
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4 out of 5 stars
By JL on 08-11-12

A useful drill exercise for intermediate students

The second part reiterates much of the first and adds some higher number verb forms, It is more like a half step up in difficulty, however.

I will add a note about the music at the end but basically my review of part 1 still holds here:
If you've had at least a year of Arabic or two years this is a useful exercise tape. It's also worthwhile to look for a used version with the book. This is Levantine Arabic with mostly (though not always) G enunciation of the Qaaf. Sometimes odd choices for translation are made but even then it is a useful reminder of a different translation. Not useful as a beginning tool - only as an exercise for an intermediate student.

A note regarding the music: It's classical music and is not overpowering. I actually liked it as a background element but it's not to everyone's taste I'm sure. But it does not interfere with your ability to hear the speakers. The main useful function is to pause and change when the role switches with the English presented first and Arabic second and vice-versa.

I think the complaints on this title are mostly due to misplaced expectations. As I mentioned above the tape version came with a booklet with the text of the lessons. It would be nice if purchasers of the audiible version could get access to a PDF of this because it is certainly helpful for learning to read and then listen. For that reason I gave only four stars. I used the "story" grade as my assessment of the usefulness of the music but there is no story in the sense that there is no attempt to organize vocabulary by subject. There is only a basic grammatical organization of noun verb.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Edita on 12-27-09

impossible to learn

the music during the learning course is very serious obstacle to learn and hear properly the voices of teachers. It is impossible to learn in such a noise!!!

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