Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale
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Arabic, Complete Edition is a unique multimedia course in Modern Standard Arabic that takes you from a beginner to an advanced level in one convenient package.
 
At the core of Arabic, Complete Edition is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts.
 
Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.
 

   • 4 Books: 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, and a grammar summary—plus a complete guide to Arabic Script 
   •  9 Audio CDs*: Vocabulary, dialogues, audio exercises, and more—listen while using the books or use for review on the go
   •  Free Online Learning:Flashcards, games, and interactive quizzes for each lesson at www.livinglanguage.com/languagelab

* Access to downloadable audio also available with purchase.
 

To learn more visit livinglanguage.com.
 
 

The Living Language Method™

 
Build a Foundation
Start speaking Modern Standard Arabic immediately using essential words and phrases.
 
Progress with Confidence
Build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations.
 
Retain what You’ve Learned
Special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory.
 
Achieve Your Goals
Don’t just mimic or memorize. Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.

About the Author

Living Language has been a proven and effective language learning instruction for over 65 years. Using techniques originally developed for the US State Department, the Living Language Method follows a four point approach from building a foundation of essential words and phrases, advancing to full sentences and conversations, practicing with recall exercises aimed at both short and long term memory and developing practical language skills to equip the learner in any situation. Living Language is an imprint of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

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A Good Way to Grow in Fluency
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
Because I''ve been a sailor for more than 3 decades, for years I''ve been in-and-out of Arabic-speaking ports. I''ve watched Dubai transform from a sleepy little town, into a major world city. I started learning Arabic in the 70s, and continued off-and-on, as I transferred to... See more
Because I''ve been a sailor for more than 3 decades, for years I''ve been in-and-out of Arabic-speaking ports. I''ve watched Dubai transform from a sleepy little town, into a major world city. I started learning Arabic in the 70s, and continued off-and-on, as I transferred to ships in that part of the world. I''ve been lucky enough to benefit from having *actual* Arabic speakers within reach, but this hasn''t always been the case. Some books ''with audio'' will only include the audio for the conversational parts of the book. This doesn''t help you when you want to learn individual parts of speech, or learn how to pronounce the different forms of a verb. In the beginning, I would pronounce a noun or a verb form the way I *thought* the book was trying to tell me, but then when I actually got to Bahrain, or to the United Arab Emirates, I''d discover that I''d ''guessed'' wrong. The Hugo''s books came close to letting you hear everything, but the Living Language ''Complete'' series tops even them. I''m retired now, and I''m trying to recapture my fluency. The Complete Arabic books have a nice progression from the basics, introducing grammatical subjects gradually, and even *more* importantly, pronounces each and every noun declension or verb conjugation individually. I wish this course had been around in the 70s!

Another commentator on this page mentioned as a ''con'' that the course didn''t teach any of the dialects. Here''s my view on that. I don''t think that the commentator knew just how many dialects of Arabic there are: there are dozens! The Arabic of Western North Africa -- Maghrebi Arabic -- itself has differences within the countries that make-up this broad term, such as Moroccan or Tunisian Arabic. And the Arabic spoken in Cairo or Lebanon or Dubai or Riyadh differs from Maghrebi Arabic, and from each other, too. If dialects were covered in this course, it would need to be about 5 times as large as it currently is.

But, there has developed a type of ''standard'' Arabic, used in TV news broadcasts. This is being called ''Formal Spoken Arabic,'' and as far as I can tell, that is what is being taught in the Complete Arabic course. This means that the Arabic you learn here, in this course, will be easily understood in virtually every Arab country you could hope to visit; not so if you''d learned a specific dialect.
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Michael Cain
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Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2019
I''ve used Living Language for other languages, and was looking forward to getting back into Arabic. This was a poor choice for a lot of reasons: 1. It''s not neatly organized, so you need to hunt and search for the information you need. Charts and tables will start on... See more
I''ve used Living Language for other languages, and was looking forward to getting back into Arabic. This was a poor choice for a lot of reasons:
1. It''s not neatly organized, so you need to hunt and search for the information you need. Charts and tables will start on one page, and continue on the next. Vocabulary lists are scattered about. It shouldn''t be too hard to at least organize the existing information better.
2. The transliterations are horrible. They made up their own system, and it''s actually more confusing than if they had just used any of the existing ways to transcribe Arabic letters.
3. There''s so much wasted space. Lots of blank white areas, lots of silly exercises that don''t really help. The actual content for each lesson is relatively small, though it''s scattered around randomly.
4. The dialogues don''t reinforce the lessons; often they contain new concepts and grammar points that haven''t even been covered yet.

Positives: At least they use Arabic script; a lot of the books I have don''t even bother. And the voice actors on the recordings are pleasant.
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asmarh
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Approved by native Arab speakers!
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
I''ve had this product for about two weeks. I try to spend at least an hour per day on listening and following the workbook. So far, I''m on lesson 6, and it seems to be excellent. The program starts out with very basic phrases and words, and each lesson builds on the one... See more
I''ve had this product for about two weeks. I try to spend at least an hour per day on listening and following the workbook. So far, I''m on lesson 6, and it seems to be excellent. The program starts out with very basic phrases and words, and each lesson builds on the one before, reinforcing what you''ve already learned. There are two different instructors, a male and a female. One thing I''ve noticed is that, at least to my ear, their pronunciations are a little different. Not annoying, but noticeable. I like the male''s voice, cadence, and pronunciation a little better. I''ve had a couple of Arab-speaking friends listen to the CD''s and they say that the pronunciations are fine.

We will be using the program in a Conversational Arabic class we are hoping to start next month. I look forward to it.
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Trish
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Needs a proofreader
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020
I want to be able to read Arabic, so this MSA is perfect. I have worked an hour or two every day for a month. I am on the 7th lesson and working hard at really learning each chapter before I go on. I love languages, so am excited. I notice that many details need correcting:... See more
I want to be able to read Arabic, so this MSA is perfect. I have worked an hour or two every day for a month. I am on the 7th lesson and working hard at really learning each chapter before I go on. I love languages, so am excited. I notice that many details need correcting: vowel markings vary from place to place in the same word, for instance. Also, I would love to have a section on phonemic minimal pairs, especially for the two Ss, Ds, Ts, and DHs, as they sound the same to me at this point. I agree with others that some new word-formation and grammar is presented in the dialogs but not explained; maybe future editions could limit exercises to grammar already explained. I will forge on. Thank you for what you have done, but I think careful proofreading and a couple of additions would help.
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Dell
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Very Effective
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2014
There are so many language programs out there. I am very glad I got this one. It is very organized and very effective if you follow the program. I feel I must say nothing is easy so if you are looking for something easy studying a language isn''t it. If you are willing to... See more
There are so many language programs out there. I am very glad I got this one. It is very organized and very effective if you follow the program. I feel I must say nothing is easy so if you are looking for something easy studying a language isn''t it. If you are willing to focus and really stop and check out how this program is organized you will be amazed at the way they have written this program. It is a step by step building block upon building block. That is the best way to learn. The audio is very good quality. I heard another program''s audio and it was terrible, it made me appreciate this programs audio. As with any CDs it will get scratched somehow or the other sooner or later so I have made back up copies of my CDs.

I have spent a few minutes to make up a sheet for this program. It is a check off sheet. I find this is a great help in keeping track of my studies. I do this because along with this program I do some other online studies too to supplement my studies. I especially had to go outside of this program to get help with the script. I think some people will be great without doing that but I am kind of an extremely thorough person and like to overdo things but that works for me. On this study check off sheet I just followed the course and made it.

DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO SAYS THIS PROGRAM IS NOT GOOD. This really is an awesome program and you will get back even more than you put in. The price cant be beat. The set up of the program makes it very easy to follow and retain. Do not forget to go to their website and play the games and use the flash cards. You will even retain more that way too.

If you wish copy and paste the check off sheet i made below and follow it. Just check off each that apply as you go along the program. Each lesson has two sections. For example lesson 1 has a section titled Vocabulary Builder 1 and another section titled Vocabulary Builder 2, seems like all the lessons are like this. I actually didn''t check all the lessons didn''t have the time but what I checked that is what I saw. The check off sheet may not make sense to you when you look at it right now but when you get the program and start using it and see how the program is set up it will make sense.

In each section there are a series of lessons building upon each other. I do a check off sheet for each lesson. It feels pretty good to check off what I have done and even better to sign off at the end when I know I have nailed the lessons. Yea. I sign my check off sheet. It feels good to know its done and sealed in my memory. So have fun and best wishes on your arabic studies.

LIVING LANGUAGE Check off study sheet

Name_____________________

What Language?______________

What level of living language? Basic/Essential____Intermediate_____Advanced____

Living Language lesson plan and guide Lesson_________
Date Lesson Started_____________

Check marks to all that apply write in any feelings between the lines
Read introduction to section 1 of lesson

Listen to vocabulary builder 1

Do vocabulary 1 practice by practicing what''s heard in vocabulary builder 1

Do greetings and pronunciation/grammar builder to enhance vocabulary 1

Take it further with learning alphabet scripts and actual writing for vocabulary builder 1

Add words you find hard to remember on paper/flash cards/stickie notes and practice till remembered

Go to living language site and do vocabulary 1 section of this lesson

Find and converse with online friends and or offline friends to speak the language to help with listening and pronunciation

Read introduction to section 2 of lesson

Listen to vocabulary builder 2

Do vocabulary 2 practice by practicing what''s heard in vocabulary builder 2

Do greetings and pronunciation/grammar builder to enhance vocabulary 2

Take it further with learning scripts or writing language for vocabulary builder 2

Add words you find hard to remember on paper/flash cards/stickie notes and practiced until remembered

Work out 1---listening comprehension exercise

Review and take it further with Arabic script

Bring it all together conversation

Take it further focusing on new words

Work out 2----practice all learned in the entire lesson the two sections vocabulary building 1 and 2

Drive it home lessons to reinforce what you have learned

Check the parting words. Did you get to all the goals of the lesson

Take it further a little extra added words

Word recall. Triple check and triple reinforce the full understanding of the lesson

Write in any other material you use to help with lessons online or books

Write in overall feeling about your achievements. Where you feel you are strong and where you feel you need to be improved.

Converse with online friends and or offline friends to speak the language to help with listening and pronunciation

Friends Name____________
Where from________________

Friends Name____________
Where from________________

Friends Name____________
Where from________________

Date you finished lesson knowing all the points of the lessons____________
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A. Barnhart
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I wish I would have bought en this year''s ago ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2015
I wish I would have bought en this year''s ago. I have not tried to learn anything g from the books yet. I have just been playing the CDS in the car while driving. I drive for a living so that makes for lots of practice. I learned more from this CD in one week then I have... See more
I wish I would have bought en this year''s ago. I have not tried to learn anything g from the books yet. I have just been playing the CDS in the car while driving. I drive for a living so that makes for lots of practice. I learned more from this CD in one week then I have from my arabic speaking husband in the past 5 years :)
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twintipbunny
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beginner through beginner
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2018
This product is not beginner through advanced. It is ONLY the beginner level. I''ve taken two years of Arabic and consider myself an intermediate speaker. This course is slightly useful as a review but even then, it''s slow and tedious. The ''advanced'' level introduces... See more
This product is not beginner through advanced. It is ONLY the beginner level. I''ve taken two years of Arabic and consider myself an intermediate speaker. This course is slightly useful as a review but even then, it''s slow and tedious. The ''advanced'' level introduces extremely basic vocab and insists on translating the simplest expressions. If you have any knowledge of Arabic than forget using this to continue your education.
I agree with another reviewer who states: "All three books are the same level, there is nothing advanced in them."
Calling this advanced goes beyond a cheap gimmick to being outright fraudulent. Very disappointed in Living Language and I will not buy from them again.
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Tina Sypek D'Amato
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great package easy step by step
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
I love this package. It''s easy to use and really works. I learned to read and write Arabic words and I''m on chapter 7 which is more that half way through the beginner version. Lesson 5 starts to get difficult because Grammer is introduced. I don''t know if there is an easier... See more
I love this package. It''s easy to use and really works. I learned to read and write Arabic words and I''m on chapter 7 which is more that half way through the beginner version. Lesson 5 starts to get difficult because Grammer is introduced. I don''t know if there is an easier way to introduce grammar it if it just gets easier as I move forward and get used to it. Also I think more practice with grammar and creating sentences with answer keys would be beneficial. Some of the grammar is confusing too. I think that the grammar should stick with 1 level instead of giving different examples of endings that you may or may not hear. But mostly it''s far better than Rosetta Stone in my opinion.
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Farzana
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best language product ever
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2020
This is one of the best things i have purchased in my life i am so happy with it. First of all it comes in a beginner, intermediate and advanced boom ranging from 200-300 pages per book. within the course there are word recalls,quizzes,review dialogues, progress bars and a...See more
This is one of the best things i have purchased in my life i am so happy with it. First of all it comes in a beginner, intermediate and advanced boom ranging from 200-300 pages per book. within the course there are word recalls,quizzes,review dialogues, progress bars and a summary of what you have learnt. On top of this you are provided with 9 CD`s that reads the text and helps with the pronunciation of the words. It also comes with a script guide so you know what you are reading. i have began to access the online products that you can use like flashcards. i definitely recommend this product thank you living language and hopefully in the future i will be able to use these products to learn a new language
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Ibrahim
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This is an Absolute Course for every1 who wants to learn arabic in the easiest manner possible
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2013
Well thanks to the Living Language Ltd for creating such a nice approach to learning languages and also for providing such a quality learning material at a very affordable price which is in comparison to other competitions is the least but the products itself has the...See more
Well thanks to the Living Language Ltd for creating such a nice approach to learning languages and also for providing such a quality learning material at a very affordable price which is in comparison to other competitions is the least but the products itself has the highest quality and usefullness. It is a must buy for everyone.
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Great tuition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2013
I really like the way that Living Language explain and break down their lessons. It suits my style of learning without too much complication. You can learn at your own pace and go over everything working at your own pace. Brilliant.
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an excellent series and well priced
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2016
Living Language is, in my view, an excellent series and well priced.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2014
Great, it includes 3 levels with 3 cds for each level and exercises!
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Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale

Living Language online Arabic, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Arabic sale script guide, and free online learning online sale