Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2 by Paul Pimsleur audiobook

Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 2: Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs

By Dr. Paul Pimsleur

Pimsleur

The Pimsleur Modern Standard Arabic Series: Book 2

Unabridged
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  • $345.00

    ISBN: 9781508257981

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 lessons60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accentIn total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakersa Reading Booklet and a User’s GuideWhat 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 Qur’an. The Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left. 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Summary

Summary

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 with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
  • In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
  • a Reading Booklet and a 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 Qur’an. The Arabic alphabet contains 28 basic letters and is read from right to left.

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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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Author Bio: Dr. Paul Pimsleur

Author Bio: Dr. Paul Pimsleur

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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