Modern Standard Arabic or MSA is the standard, formal, written form that is used and understood throughout the Arab world. While primarily written, MSA is also spoken in highly formal situations, in higher education, in sermons, and in the courts of law.
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 Phase 1, Unit 30 builds on material taught in prior units. It includes 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, new vocabulary, and new structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit and in previous units. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Modern Standard Arabic.
Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 and provide you with an introduction to reading Modern Standard Arabic. These lessons are designed to first teach you to recognize and sound out the letters in the Arabic alphabet, and then to read words, short phrases and sentences with correct pronunciation. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format. Download and start listening now!