Pimsleur Eastern Arabic 3 CDs
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Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet
Eastern Arabic is the dialect spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Eastern Arabic is also very well understood in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Arab world -- Arabia, the Gulf Region, and Iraq. Pimsleur's Eastern Arabic is based on the dialect of Damascus, Syria.
The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Eastern Arabic III includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Levels I and II.
- The first 10 lessons offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semi-professional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations effortlessly, confident of being understood.
- In the next 10 lessons your skills will show ever increasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
- In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural-sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self confidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.
Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, give you practice reading Arabic and provide you with insight into Arab culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll see when visiting an Arabic speaking country. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.